Mission: Since 1974, Solid Ground has served King County residents with a mission to end poverty and undo racism, as well as other oppressive "isms" that perpetuate poverty. We provide a wide range of services to meet individual needs, helping more than 75,000 households each year build better futures — including those who have survived domestic violence (DV).
For four decades, Solid Ground's Broadview Shelter and Transitional Housing has been a place of healing where hundreds of parents and their children have begun to build new lives while recovering from the dual traumas of homelessness and domestic violence.
Families like Ember’s, who built a new life while working to heal the deep trauma they’d all lived through. In 2018, after years of abuse, Ember walked out of her house not knowing she’d never return. While she managed to get her daughters away from their abuser and eventually to Broadview, Ember says she had no idea what to do next – and was in no shape to figure it out.
From the first day, Ember suddenly had people beside her to help solve any problem, in a fully furnished, secure apartment. Caring staff at Broadview helped her sign up for food stamps, replace vital documents she left behind, and understand the impact of what she and her daughters have experienced. When she joined one of Broadview's support groups and heard stories from other parents, she realized she was far from alone. Slowly, Ember began to feel safe for the first time in years. With a new community to help her family get their basic needs met, Ember felt she could focus on her biggest goal: healing.
It's been five years since Ember left behind the only life she knew. Since then, she's found a new home for her family, went back to school, and earned her medical assistant certificate.
“It’s an organization that gives humanity back to the people that it helps...That’s the thing about Solid Ground. They helped bring that back to me, the knowledge that you’re worthy of having your basic needs met: food, shelter, and a place where you’re safe.”
From financial management classes to support groups, Broadview's services are essential to the success and healing of over 300 parents and children a year — especially programs for children in a time of uncertainty, like ukulele classes, providing space to rebuild social, emotional, and academic strengths after traumatic experiences with homelessness and DV.
"To just have a moment that is normal, in a time in your life that is really full of a lot of upheaval, there’s a lot going on, and it’s stressful – especially when you’re a kid. Just to have someone come in... and just have fun with you and treat you like everything’s cool when some things are not that cool – it’s just really nice."
There’s a great feeling we get when we show up to uplift neighbors like Ember — and as one of the last domestic violence shelters in Seattle, Broadview needs your support more than ever.
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