Solid Ground (originally called the Fremont Public Association) was founded in 1974 by community leaders and concerned citizens of one of Seattle’s then most economically devastated neighborhoods, Fremont.
Our first services – emergency food bank, clothing bank, and employment program – reflected the desperate needs and determined response of a mobilized and committed neighborhood. As the scope and severity of homelessness and poverty have increased over the years, so too has our range of services and our reach to the greater community.
Now based in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, our 22 programs and services help more than 75,000 households each year overcome poverty and build better futures throughout King County and across Washington state.
Our First 40 Years