The Campaign for Immediate Year-Round Men’s Shelter

CFH works to end homelessness in East King County, Washington.  We do this by partnering with our community and the men we serve.  Our programs work together creating paths to a stable, productive life. 

Since 2008, CFH has operated a low-barrier shelter from November through April providing hundreds of men safety from the harsh winter conditions, hot meals and connections to a caring community. During these months, men’s basic needs are met and they start to trust staff and the community in the shelter; they are able to begin the steps to leave homelessness. Our doors close each year on May 1, and men are forced to go back to sleeping in unsafe areas and leave this welcoming community where they were receiving the help they need to begin living a normal life.

CFH has an immediate need for a temporary year-round shelter to help 100 men each night break the cycle of homelessness while a permanent shelter is being built (targeting completion in 2022).

To keep the doors open in our current Lincoln Center location, important health and safety retrofits must be made as soon as possible. CFH is seeking (tax deductible) financial contributions from Eastside businesses and individuals to upgrade the building. The City of Bellevue and neighboring cities are supporting CFH with the additional costs of going to year-round operations.

Making these upgrades will ensure men in our community have urgently-needed consistent, safe spaces where they can access life-changing resources and begin their own path out of homelessness toward stable living.

Join fellow community and business leaders now who share our vision for year-round shelter and who already are bringing the in-kind and financial support needed for upgrading our current location today while we work with the community on plans for our future location.

CFH has received significant in-kind professional services to draw up the plans, submit for permits and work with the City. Your contributions toward our financial goal of $750,000 supports the purchase and installation of the necessary equipment.

As we move closer to permitting and known costs associated with our new location, we will begin a Phase II campaign.

We are looking for gifts of $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $1,000 or other amounts all of which help CFH partner with men and the community to create paths from homelessness to stable living.
If you would like more information about making a gift to the campaign, please contact Joe Hailey or call 425-241-3282.

Gifts may be sent to:
Congregations for the Homeless
Lincoln Center
515 116th Ave NE Suite 150
Bellevue, WA 98004

Online gifts can be made here.

Please contact Joe Hailey for information about gifts of stock.

“CFH was there for me when I was at the lowest point of my life and, as a result, I will always be grateful for its assistance in getting me back on my feet.” 

– CFH client

“They put their trust in me and gave me an opportunity to build again. CFH has given me love, stability, comfort, honesty, and a chance to really thrive again and get my life back together.” 

– CFH client

“I would not be here if it weren’t for CFH.”

– CFH client

“So much of the stigma of homelessness works subconsciously. Seemingly small things such as having to store your belongings in garbage bags or not having access to hygiene facilities can take a significant toll on one’s self esteem.” 

– CFH Client​

“CFH gave me all the tools I needed to move forward, to make progress.” 

– CFH Client​

“CFH is a wonderful organization and I commend its donors and facilitators.”

– CFH Client​