Volunteers do not necessarily have the time they just have the heart

Please help us uplift lives in our community.

"The power of the oppressed is the only power that can liberate both oppressed and oppressor…"

– Paulo Friere

Who WE Are…

The Washington State Lived Experience Coalition was founded upon anti-racist and anti-oppression community organizing principles and is a Black, Brown, and Indigenous led, multiracial, multicultural coalition centering leadership development of people who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Households Experiencing Homelessness
Households experienced homelessness & received services as of 2022 (Washington State Dept. of Commerce 2022)
Permanently Housed
of households exiting to or maintaining PH: 28229 (Washington State Dept. of Commerce 2022)
Return To Homelessness
of consenting households returning to homelessness : 7429 (Washington State Dept. of Commerce 2022)
Average Length of Stays
days for 17,013 people served (Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing in King County only, KCRHA, 1/10/22-9/30/22)

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LEC Makes Strength


National Coalition for the Homeless | We Are In | Campion Foundation | Raikes Foundation | United Way of King County | Pierce County Human Services | First United Church’s Common Ground Collective | PISAB National | PISAB Northwest | Village of Hope | HUD | Technical Assistance Collaborative | Black Prisoner’s Caucus | Red Is For Love | Real Change | North King County Coalition to End Homelessness | Tacoma/Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness | City of Seattle Human Services Department | City of Seattle Change Team | City of Tacoma Neighborhood Community Services | Veterans Service Administration | Seattle Public Library