Update on The Straley House, a teen emergency shelter

Some of us will prepare and deliver our last meal of 2009 for the Straley House next Tuesday night, Dec. 15. In addition to a home cooked meal we will also deliver Christmas gifts of thermal coffee mugs and hot chocolate. I’m currently planning our dinners for 2010 and need some more volunteers.

For those of you not familiar with the Straley House, they are part of a larger organization called Youth Care, which provides shelter, social services, education and much more to homeless teens and young adults. The Straley House is located in the Ravenna Park area of Seattle and houses approx. 12 young adults aged 18-21. They are a part of a program that Youth Care started in the Spring called Catalyst. Catalyst provides emergency housing and programs that help homeless young adults stabilize, set goals and transition towards independence and permanent housing.

M.I.P.C. volunteers have been delivering home-cooked meals each month since last March.

Feel free to contact me for more information and/or sign up to deliver a meal for a month in 2010. Currently, I have several months open.


Elaine Bolger, bolger8166@comcast.net