Even before the City of Seattle took over ownership of Puget Sound Naval Station in 1993, Solid Ground played a leadership role (along with other agencies) in developing services for homeless people at Sand Point.
As a founding member of the Sand Point Community Housing Association, we helped convert six decommissioned Navy buildings into 94 housing units for homeless people. We’ve helped provide the case management and other services Sand Point residents need to achieve stability, security and confidence to improve their lives. Since 1999, more than 2,000 people have stayed at Sand Point in their journey from homelessness to stability.
Solid Ground owns all Sand Point Housing programs. In addition to Brettler Family Place, Family Housing and Santos Place described below, Sand Point Housing includes several youth programs: Friends of Youth New Ground, YouthCare Passages and YouthCare Pathways. Operation, management and support services for individual programs are provided by Solid Ground, YouthCare, Friends of Youth, and other community partners.
Solid Ground and all of our partners are committed to ending homelessness and helping families and individuals gain stability for their future by providing a safe and healthy community for people who would otherwise be homeless.
Brettler Family Place I offers 51 non-time-limited, service-enriched housing units for formerly homeless families with children under 18. Families receive onsite supportive case management services, resources and referrals. We offer classes for both children and adults focusing on employment, increasing education, English language skills, parenting and financial fitness. (Brettler Family Place II is scheduled for completion in late December.)
Family Housing offers 26 transitional housing units for families with children under 18 who are moving directly from homelessness. Families receive safe, secure temporary housing with case management and support services designed to stabilize families and help them secure permanent housing. During their stay, all residents work toward greater self-sufficiency, and adults strive to become employed or participate in educational or job training programs.
Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Place, which will offer 33 units of permanent housing with supportive services for single individuals, is scheduled for completion in late December 2013. Located across the street from Santos Place, the program will provide case management, access to resources, and community connections for formerly homeless men and women. (We are currently accepting referral forms from providers only for this housing; please see the "To Apply" section below for forms.)
Santos Place offers 42 transitional housing units for single homeless men and women – including veterans – with three ADA-accessible units. Residents receive ongoing case management from referring agencies and a wide array of onsite support services, and they may stay for up to two years.
Santos Place operates on a mutual housing model where residents take part in management and decision-making regarding their housing. (We accept referrals from the Salvation Army, Community Psychiatric Clinic, St. Vincent de Paul and Veterans Administration.) Residents also created the Q-Notes newsletter, written by and published for Santos Place residents.
Approximately 125 children live at Sand Point's Brettler Family Place, and 63% are school age.
Other Sand Point needs:
- Cleaning supplies
- Composition books
- Diapers (primarily sizes 3 & larger)
- New or gently used cookware
- Unopened hygiene supplies
Before making any donations, please contact Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.694.6764.
Families who need emergency housing anywhere in King County should call King County 2-1-1 to be connected with Family Housing Connection (FHC). FHC is designed to streamline access to all housing programs across the county and eliminate the need for daily calling and check-ins to shelter and transitional programs.
Please start by calling 2-1-1; an operator will set up an appointment for you with FHC at a nearby location as soon as possible. FHC staff will meet with you in person to discuss your housing needs and place your family on the referral list for any open, appropriate and available shelter, transitional and permanent housing waiting lists, including Sand Point Family Housing, Brettler Family Place and all other Solid Ground housing programs.
Sand Point Housing programs do not accept self-referrals, and Santos Place only accepts referrals from the Salvation Army, Community Psychiatric Clinic and the Veterans Administration. You may request a preference for our program(s) but are not guaranteed placement. Please call at the numbers below if you have questions about this process; we will be glad to answer them.
For provider use only: These application materials are for provider referrals only.
Brettler Family Place: 206.694.6764
Sand Point Family Housing: 206.753.4830
Santos Place: 206.753.4820
Email: email@example.com (for general
information about Sand Point Housing only)
Mailing Solid Ground's Sand Point Housing
Address: 1501 N 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6708
Physical Sand Point Housing
Address: 6940 62nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115