EGH gave me back my life - Sandra

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 – Part one

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“It was my time to heal, regroup and come up with a game plan for my future,” Sandra By Sandra Katowitz 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 . . . Read More "Sandra’s Story – Part one"

Evie’s Story

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“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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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“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

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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"

News

Events

Expansion Updates

EGH Launches Sleeping Program!

EGH Launches Sleeping Program!

Being homeless can be grueling. Imagine trying to get a good night’s sleep in a night shelter with as many as twenty-five strangers sleeping somewhere between a few feet to a few inches away from you. You have to worry about the safety of your personal belongings, as...

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EGH Gets Showers!

EGH Gets Showers!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make showers at the EGH Day Center a reality!  The women we serve are happily showering to their hearts content. https://youtu.be/0FWM8Y5fB1Q Special thanks to Nalani Askov for creating this womderful showers video.

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10th Annual Benefit Dinner – Success!

10th Annual Benefit Dinner – Success!

Hundreds of supporters attended Elizabeth Gregory Home's 10th Annual Benefit Dinner raising $92,000 to help homeless women. The evening was highlighted by awards to Joan Overland for her long commitment to EGH, her leadership and many diverse gifts. Also honored was...

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Annual Dinner & Give Big Success!

Annual Dinner & Give Big Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended EGH's 2015 Annual Dinner and to the organizers and volunteers, donors and sponsors, and especially the women served by EGH who told their powerful stories. It was a moving and inspiring evening. We received 178 gifts totalling over...

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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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