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 offers 51 permanent 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.
As of January 1, 2012, the Brettler Family Place waitlist is temporarily closed and we will not accept any applications received after that date. We will notify providers when the list reopens.
When we reopen, we will accept waiting list applications from service providers only for client housing at Brettler Family Place. Providers who offer services specific to immigrant or refugee populations or people of color are encouraged to apply for their clients.
Family Housing offers 26 transitional housing units for families with children under 18 who are moving directly from homelessness. Families receive safe, secure housing with case management and support services for up to two years. During their stay, all residents work toward greater self-sufficiency, and adults strive to become employed or participate in educational or job training programs.
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.
Solid Ground is building 106 new housing units at Sand Point for formerly homeless people – helping fulfill Seattle’s ongoing vision to reuse the Sand Point Naval Station. Combined with the 94 existing transitional housing units in renovated Navy buildings, there will be a total of 200 housing units at Sand Point by the project's end.
We broke ground on April 15, 2010 and completed Brettler Family Place and the Lowry Community Center in early 2011. Brettler Family Place concludes Stage 1 of our Capital Campaign, ending homelessness for 51 families. Stage 2, slated for completion by fall 2013, creates 20 additional housing units for families, as well as 34 units for single men and women, including veterans, seniors and people living with disabilities.
The 106 new units will provide permanent housing and support services for hardworking families and individuals overcoming homelessness.
For more information about On Solid Ground at Sand Point, visit New Housing & Support Services or contact us at email@example.com.
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. Families will then be given an appointment with Family Housing Connection at a nearby location. At that time, they will be interviewed and placed on all appropriate 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.
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