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Share Mission Statement

Share believes every person counts. Together we pursue a stronger community by building relationships, advocating for equitable access to housing and food stability while empowering every individual to grow and thrive.

Share Vision Statement

Share envisions a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing and the skills to enhance their quality of life.

Share at a Glance

Share provides services to individuals and families and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, economic status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status.

Share is a 501 (c) 3 non-profitFederal Tax ID # 91-1205119

At Share, we provide a spectrum of services—from the Outreach team on the streets to emergency shelters and free nutritious meals, to the Backpack program feeding hungry children and subsidized housing for low-income individuals and families, to a matched savings program and permanent housing, and so much more.
Click here to learn more about our spectrum of services.

Frequently Asked Questions About Share

Some of Our Accomplishments in 2019:

  • With ‘no length of stay’ at our family shelters, an 18% increase in the number of people moving into permanent housing
  • Share’s Backpack Program provided 1,850+ kids with 51,966 packs, distributed 124,500 lbs of fresh produce, dairy, meat & bread distributed to 25 food pantries in the Evergreen & Vancouver School Districts, and 400 boxes of snack items & lunch food delivered to
    11 schools to supplement student meals during the school day
  • At Lincoln Place, 80% of our community’s most vulnerable people have been stably housed for at least 6 months; 70% for at least 1 year
  • Share’s Summer Meals Program served 18,066 free meals to children at risk of hunger
  • With a Housing Navigator added to Share House staff, a 25% increase in the number of people moving into permanent homes
  • Share’s Talkin’ Trash program picked up 140+ tons of trash around Share House & neighboring areas
  • 2,610 volunteers provided their time & talent to contribute 26,648 hours of service = $677,658 value*
    * Source: Independent Sector value of volunteer hour at $25.43
  • Share ASPIRE maintained an 80% success rate in graduates who do not access housing services again

Sources of Our Funding in 2019

  • Government Grants $7,877,169
  • Interest & Dividends $1,261
  • Private Donations $408,655
  • In-Kind Donations $773,060
  • Fundraising: Events $527,782
  • Fundraising: Appeal Campaigns $302,989
  • Private Foundation Grants $449,963
  • Student Employment Reimb. $14,651
  • Rents & Miscellaneous Reimb. $183,919

How Our Money Was Spent in 2019

  • Shelter System $1,919,674
  • Hunger Response Programs $1,022,219
  • Supportive Services $1,027,755
  • Housing Programs $3,901,949
  • Fundraising: Events $307,214
  • Fundraising: Appeal Campaigns $50,843
  • Fundraising: Marketing & Dev. $355,584
  • Administration $1,066,535

2019 Net Assets: $9,198,968

Confidentiality & Privacy Policies

The Notice of Privacy Practices is to ensure that all Share Employees and Business Associates preserve the integrity and confidentiality of client protected health information (PHI) consistent with the privacy rules of Washington, the federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and under general, professional ethics. This Notice of Privacy Practices also specifies client rights regarding the use of their protected health information (PHI), and to describe and maintain a process for filing a complaint in the event a client feels those rights have been violated.

Share’s Confidentiality Policy | Share’s Privacy Policy | Notice of Privacy Practices

Your Generosity Helps Our Neighbors

Please consider an online donation today.

Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. Some of the items we currently need include: non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies. Contact Sara Johnson at 360-952-8312 to schedule a donation drop-off.

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