The City of Monroe is evaluating applications for the Homeless Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC). It is anticipated the recommended names will be confirmed by City Council on Tuesday, March 26th.
Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis with many causes. These range from losing a job, losing a home, mental/behavioral health or substance abuse, domestic violence and more. The impact of homelessness is a growing challenge that presents its own issues in the broader community. Obtaining treatment for mental health or substance abuse can be difficult, finding housing for individuals is lengthy, and getting people off the streets can be a process. Below you will find questions, answers and resources for helping those who need it.
What is the City doing to address homelessness?
Parks Homeless Response Data
Here are some common available resources. If you have other resources that could be added, please email email@example.com with the link and a brief description of services offered.
211 - Health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to help individuals.
Beck's Place - Foster boarding that cares for pets while families access services that will allow them to achieve stability.
Cocoon House - Non-profit outreach for homeless and at-risk youth in Snohomish County.
Housing Hope - Affordable housing including emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable rent units, and home ownership opportunities.
Monroe Women's Gospel Mission - Temporary emergency shelter serving the homeless population including but not limited to , releases from hospitals, crisis beds and inpatient treatment centers, domestic violence situations, and those living in situations not fit for human habitation.
Take the Next Step - Local community resource center for services and guidance to help meet the basic needs of people.
Snohomish County Health District Opioid Information - Information pertaining to opioids and clean needle exchange program.
Sky Valley Resource Guide - Handout with local resources, support information, and treatment centers.