Kawabe Memorial House Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$650 raised by 5 donors

7% complete

$10,000 Goal


The mission of Kawabe Memorial House is to provide quality, secure and affordable housing services with culturally sensitive programs and services.


Kawabe Memorial House has been serving the elders of the Greater Seattle Area Japanese and Japanese American Communities for 50 years.

We provide a culturally sensitive living environment for our elder residents where respect, caring and quality of life are all core values possessed by all who have the privilege of serving on the Board, or working or volunteering at Kawabe Memorial House.  

Our goal is to provide quality, secure and affordable housing to the elders (62 years and older) of our communities.   We strive to exceed the expectations of our residents every day to make their quality of life at Kawabe Memorial House better and provide their family members with “peace of mind” knowing that their loved ones are being cared for, just like “Family”.

Kawabe Memorial House is a ten-story building to 174 residents in 154 view apartments located just east of the International District, with views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, the Cascades and Olympic Mountains.

Although it is independent living, there are a variety of supportive services including: arranging transportation to doctors, grocery shopping, housekeeping and group recreational outings; Japanese, Chinese, and Korean translating services; one daily lunch program; monthly visits by a nurse for complete health screening; Tai Chi classes; a full schedule of activities such as calligraphy, flower arranging, bingo, birthday parties, shigin (Japanese singing), and much more.

Kawabe Memorial House provides great Japanese and American style lunches for residents and community members Monday to Friday. The lunch is free for people 60 years and older ($5 suggested donation) and $10 for people under 60 years old.  Menus are translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Korean languages

For more information on Kawabe Memorial House, please visit our website: www.kawabehouse.org

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Organization name

Kawabe Memorial House Foundation

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Housing & Shelter




221 18th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144-2152



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