Homeless and at-risk women have the power to transform their lives.

Women gaining new skills, new strengths and new life at EGH.

EGH is the only place I've felt truly welcome - Alexis

Why

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides hope and help to hundreds of homeless women in the greater Seattle area each year through our drop-in Day Center, Transitional Housing program and case management services. Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care. Read More…

How

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides homeless women with transitional housing, a drop-in day center with a wide range of essential services, and individual care management. Read More…

You

YOU can make a difference in the lives of homeless women. Volunteers and individual donors are the heart of Elizabeth Gregory Home. Without volunteers we could not help nearly as many women or provide the range of services offered. There are many gratifying ways to get involved at EGH and help women break the cycle of homelessness. Read More…

Theresa’s Story

Theresa discovered the EGH Day Center while staying at the overnight shelter in University Lutheran Church.  She immediately pitched in and volunteered for cooking, cleaning and helping other clients. When we had an opening in our transitional housing program, she was a natural choice. Theresa always had a passion for cooking, yet her skills were not fully marketable . . . Read More “Theresa’s Story”

Michele’s Story

In 2010, Michele Martin found herself homeless. While residing in transitional housing at Aloha Inn, Michele re-engaged in the workforce as an AARP volunteer at Elizabeth Gregory Home. Since then she was able to reunite with her husband and flourish as the “hub” of the EGH Day Center. Michele Martin was hired as the Day Center . . . Read More “Michele’s Story”

Alexis’ Story

Alexis

As a transgendered woman, Alexis’ first experience being homeless was frightening and unpleasant. When she went to a shelter to spend the night, they demanded to see her ID. She refused since she hadn’t changed the letters on her ID from M (male) to F (female) and was afraid what the shelter might do. Her . . . Read More “Alexis’ Story”

Mattie is Finally Home

Mattie is quick with a smile and kind word. She has good reason to smile these days as she just moved into her own one bedroom apartment through Seattle’s Senior Housing Program. “My apartment is so nice,” exclaimed Mattie. “I love my bathroom.” Mattie lived most of her life and raised her family in Omaha. . . . Read More “Mattie is Finally Home”

EGH; the Last Pet Friendly Refuge for Some

“I was ready to give up until I found Elizabeth Gregory Home. My service animal was going to go to the pound and I was going to go walk into the woods…” by Lynne S. My service animal Wigglz means the world to me, but when we first became homeless in 2015 it felt like . . . Read More “EGH; the Last Pet Friendly Refuge for Some”

Sandra’s Story

“It was my time to heal, regroup and come up with a game plan for my future.” By Sandra Four years ago, I found myself in a position I thought I would never be in. I was on the streets of Seattle with no place to go. The stigma, the shame and the fear of . . . Read More “Sandra’s Story”

Evie’s Story

“EGH is one of the best places to come if you are looking to get back on your feet. A lot of the people here offer a great support system for recovery.”  By Evie L. After my child passed away, I turned to alcohol. I was able to hold on to my job for a . . . Read More “Evie’s Story”

Raennen’s story

Last year, I was living with my mom in an apartment when she lost her job and we became homeless. I was able to sleep on the couch at my cousin’s house for a couple of months until I found a full-time job at Panera Bread. I decided I could make it financially by moving . . . Read More “Raennen’s story”

Domestic Violence and Homlessness

“Without EGH, I wouldn’t be making such huge strides in my health or career goals.” By Jasmin (pseudonym) I came to EGH after getting a divorce. I am a domestic violence survivor. I lost everything in the divorce, and found myself emotionally broken and homeless. I am educated, hard-working, and drug free and never pictured . . . Read More “Domestic Violence and Homlessness”

Melissa’s Story

I am 46 years old, I am profoundly deaf and I am homeless. I became homeless five months ago; it wasn’t planned but I knew it was going to happen eventually. My roommate was not reliable and even though I paid my portion of the rent, she didn’t pay the landlord. I didn’t know what . . . Read More “Melissa’s Story”

Jodie’s Story – Veteran’s Day

Jodie is a 68 year old veteran who has lived in her car and in shelters for the past two years. She served in the Army for 12 years as a dental therapist. “I really enjoyed the Service,” Jodie said. “It was a great experience. I got to travel and lived in Germany for a . . . Read More “Jodie’s Story – Veteran’s Day”

Pyxey’s story

“EGH Was Awesome in Advocating for Me.” by Pyxey I thought my years of homelessness had ended when I received a Section-8 voucher from Peninsula Housing in Jefferson County. Then my apartment building was inspected and cited for health and safety code violations and the landlord did not comply with housing authority regulations. Once again, . . . Read More “Pyxey’s story”

Sarah’s Story

Sarah moved from Fresno to Seattle in 2011 in order to meet her father for the first time. She then secured a job at a salmon cannery in Alaska, and after a couple of months of hard work, returned to Seattle to stay with her father. She lived with him for several years before moving . . . Read More “Sarah’s Story”

Leona’s Story

“My mom told me that she loved me and that she would see me again, and the very next day she died.” Leona Leona’s mom had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Leona had been her care giver for over a decade before she passed. After her mother’s death, her uncle was named guardian and . . . Read More “Leona’s Story”

Carolyn’s story

“I Witnessed Acceptance On a Daily Basis”   I was born in California and removed from my biological mother at 18 months. Thereafter I lived in foster families, including living with my first grade teacher for a while. In fact, that was my happiest childhood memory. When I turned ten, my biological father decided he . . . Read More “Carolyn’s story”

Josie’s Story

My story began in the Philippines. I was married, had three beautiful children, and was a successful business woman. After 26 years, my marriage collapsed. I had to take my husband to court to try and get my fair share of our assets, but the court ruled in his favor. I was left with nothing. . . . Read More “Josie’s Story”

Luci’s Story

After being sexually assaulted by her boss when she was 23 years old, Luci moved from Des Moines, WA, to Seattle to get away. “It was a big deal,” Luci said. “It sort of drove me insane. I didn’t feel safe anywhere after that.” Once in Seattle, she was able to get into a local . . . Read More “Luci’s Story”

Emily’s Uphill Climb

My story doesn’t begin with me. I come from a family of addicts. I lost my grandmother and uncle to suicide.  My birth father was an addict and left when I was two.  Fortunately, my mother was able to break the cycle and lived a sober life. She provided much love and guidance, yet the . . . Read More “Emily’s Uphill Climb”

Tiffany’s Story

Tiffany became homeless in 2015 after leaving her husband. With no support network in Tacoma, she came to Seattle to find help. She was staying in a local shelter when she learned of EGH. “When I first came to EGH I was shocked. Everyone was so nice. It wasn’t like any other shelter I had . . . Read More “Tiffany’s Story”

Christie Lands a New Job!

I became homeless because of family problems. In my younger life, my dad was very abusive and I was going through a lot of trauma. By the time I was 15, I was homeless and sleeping on a friend’s couch while I struggled to finish high school. As I look back, I now realize I’ve . . . Read More “Christie Lands a New Job!”

Angel Has Big Dreams

I became homeless after fleeing an abusive and alcoholic family living situation. A lot of the prejudice and violence occurred because my family couldn’t understand — or accept– that I am a transgender woman. After leaving, I lived with different friends, sleeping on their couches for over a year until all those connections got burned . . . Read More “Angel Has Big Dreams”

L’s story

“You all have made a difference in my life.” L.   L., who is a domestic violence survivor, has been homeless for over seven years. Her husband was a trucker, driving eighteen wheelers from state to state and for years his long hauls kept her safe. She and their four children tried to keep a . . . Read More “L’s story”

Lisa’s New Lease on Life

What’s most important to me in life is my family and my faith. I have two children and two granddaughters, and belong to a church. In 2013, I heard my church was looking for people to serve as missionaries at an orphanage in Mexico. I jumped at the opportunity. I served for two years, but . . . Read More “Lisa’s New Lease on Life”

News

Events

Expansion Updates

What’s Next

What’s Next

There has certainly been no shortage of change at EGH over the past year, and I’m excited to share plans around what’s next. But first I want to highlight what is, or has been. A year has gone by since our Day Center expansion was completed. In that span of time, new...

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Opening Doors Benefit Dinner

Opening Doors Benefit Dinner

Please join us for the 11th Annual benefit dinner to support Elizabeth Gregory Home's mission of providing a safe and welcoming refuge for homeless women. Please click here to register...

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Ribbon Cutting for Completed EGH Day Center Remodel

Ribbon Cutting for Completed EGH Day Center Remodel

On March 5th 2016, Elizabeth Gregory Home opened its doors to the public for a joyous celebration and unveiling of the completed remodel project in our Day Center. After several years of planning, designing and raising the necessary funding, construction began in July...

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