Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women

by Dignity For Divas
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women
Provide a safe place to sleep for over 1,000 women

Summary

Our Destination Diva program will provide 20 one way trips per month to women experiencing homeless to various overnight emergency shelters in King County who are stranded so they will not have to sleep on the streets. The needs of a women experiencing homelessness are extreme and affects her physically, spiritually and mentally. Our priority is to create a safe outlet for them to find shelter for the night.

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Challenge

To a woman experiencing homelessness our project meets them where their greatest need is. A safe place to sleep for the night. When faced with no where to go when it is cold and dark just knowing that you an be safe for the night and receive a meal in the morning provides a sense of security. Even if only temporary. Women are faced with extreme levels of danger when forced to sleep on the streets of Seattle, most times they are abused, raped, robbed, and much worse.

Solution

Our priority is to create a safe outlet for women experiencing homelessness to find shelter for the night. This is especially important during the cold winter months. Our on-call dispatch team will take calls from shelter staff with requests for client pick up or by appointment from the individual's current location to await prearranged transportation to the shelter that serves their area. This will ensure that spaces are filled at the emergency shelters and our women facing homelessness.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide a safe place for women to sleep which will replace sleeping on the streets in bus stops, post offices etc which affect many taking public transportation. Often times when someone has slept outside they are frustrated and agitated and may display their discomfort to a passerby. Everyone wants to start their day on the right foot. We want to ensure we can assist with a fresh start.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Dignity For Divas

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @dignity4divas
Dignity For Divas
Nioka Gane
Project Leader:
Nioka Gane
Bellevue, WA United States

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