Our vision is a healthy, vibrant community, for all who live there. One in which people want to live and be engaged with one another and feel they are a part of the community.
Our mission is to build relationships with people experiencing poverty in North Snohomish County while meeting basic human needs through charitable outreach. Connecting and navigating people to other resources in our community.
Laundry outreach is designed to build relationships with those we serve over time through regular attendance. We do not ask for proof of poverty, homelessness, or financial need. We ask that all guests sign an expectation sheet, sign in each week they attend, wear a name tag, and be respectful. One benefit for those experiencing homelessness is our ability to verify homelessness that may help qualify them for a housing program.
Ken has been a police officer for twenty-two years, currently serving the city of Arlington as the Community Outreach Officer. He works with the Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods Embedded Outreach Program. Ken is engaging with the homeless who have substance addiction, mental illness, as well as displaced families and victims of domestic violence. Ken works with the local community resources to reduce the impact of homelessness and drug addiction.
John brings over twenty-two years of nonprofit management experience in fundraising, donor relations, board management, strategic thinking, and program development. A leading voice for increased poverty competency in the faith community and social services to improve the lives of those experiencing poverty. In addition to his work as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Everett Gospel Mission, John serves on the Snohomish County Partnership to End Homelessness board.
Employed with the Stanwood-Camano School District as the Special Services Director. Robert is responsible for the oversight of approximately $10 million in state and federal funds and maintains several cyclical grants. He believes in the mission of North Snohomish County Outreach and wants to see an end to the current homeless crisis in our region.
Jasmine is a small business owner. As a Lead Community Mentor, Foundational Community Support Specialist, and Peer Counselor, she specializes in substance use recovery, trauma informed studies, and reintegration supports. Jasmine is a state representative for Celebrate Recovery. Her lived experience of homelessness as a youth brings a passion for meeting people where they are at and an understanding of the barriers. Jasmine gives hope by sharing her journey from homelessness.
As an Office Manager, Susan is skilled in coordinating with staff, patients, insurance agencies and other professionals. This experience is easily transferred to working at each of our laundry outreach locations. Previously, she was a catering business owner, and now brings her experience to manage the food program. Susan has been involved since inception of our organization in October 2017 and since the church outreach started in November 2016.
As a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with the Tulalip and Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Sandy has twenty-plus years working alongside individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. She is rehabilitating and empowering her clients to make informed, mutually agreed upon vocational choices to prepare for and engage in gainful employment.
Dave started with NSCO as a participant and after a few months started volunteering at laundry outreach. He believes in giving back to his community. While experiencing homelessness, Dave received a Peer Support Specialist Certificate and Wellness Recovery Action Plan Level 1 & 2 Certification. Dave is always striving to better himself and wants to be an example for others experiencing homelessness.
Sarah founded North Snohomish County Outreach in October 2017 using her business background and administrative skills in combination with her desire to serve her community. She started this by meeting people where they were at on the streets and listening to their stories. Then invited everyone in the community to join the mission of building relationships with people experiencing poverty in North Snohomish County while bridging the gaps of basic needs.
A qualified board director will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Well-connected in the business community
Connected in the faith community (any/all faiths)
Lived experience of those we serve
Board directors are expected to attend the monthly evening board meeting, serve on a committee and use their expertise to further the organization’s mission. All board members have a fundraising responsibility and are encouraged to leverage their personal network; training will be provided in this area as needed.
The overall time commitment is between 5-10 hours per month.
Interested in joining our board? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org