A volunteer team fully renovated this house (see pictures, left) which then provided housing to a homeless family until the time came for a park to be developed on that land. The City offered another house it owned, with the proviso that we move it off the site to save the city the cost of demolition.
Above: After renovation.
Two building lots located just a few blocks away were then donated by a complete stranger who liked our vision. The old house was towed to the new lot, but required significant renovation. The East King County Master Builders Association and the Windermere Foundation contributed those renovations as a community service project.
Two years later a duplex was erected on the adjacent lot, again with donated services of the Master Builders and others. These contractors have hearts of gold!
Compassion House is now able to provide housing and compassionate support to three distressed families. We keenly feel the hand of divine providence in the way this came about.
Volunteers from churches in the community work together to provide the compassionate care that is key to the Compassion House concept. Compassion House is incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization, run by a Board of Directors comprised of church members and other local leaders. The board is exploring new avenues for expanded service in the future.