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 view Share’s Spectrum of Services in words & pictures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Share

• 2018 Annual Report: One Page Summary

• 2017 Annual Report: One Page Summary

• 2016 Annual Report: One Page Summary
• 2016 Annual Report: 12-page booklet

Some of Our Accomplishments in 2018:

  • 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 1,680+ kids with 60,480 packs, plus 690+ kids served at our Fresh Food Pantries
  • 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
  • At Share’s Day Center, staff helped 160 to find jobs and 102 people to secure housing
  • Share’s Summer Meals Program served 22,590 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 146 tons of trash around Share House & neighboring areas
  • 2,884 volunteers provided their time & talent to contribute 28,302 hours of service
  • Share ASPIRE maintained an 81% success rate in graduates who do not access housing services again

Sources of Our Funding in 2018

  • Government Grants $6,854,035
  • Interest & Dividends $2,310
  • Private Donations $544,329
  • In-Kind Donations $812,912
  • Fundraising: Events $551,082
  • Fundraising: Appeal Campaigns $503,790
  • Private Foundation Grants $744,655
  • Student Employment Reimb. $13,540
  • Rents & Miscellaneous Reimb. $272,890

How Our Money Was Spent in 2018

  • Shelter System $1,909,141
  • Hunger Response Programs $1,048,885
  • Street Outreach Program $1,853,389
  • Housing Programs $2,980,887
  • Financial Programs $203,104
  • Fundraising: Events $245,415
  • Fundraising: Appeal Campaigns $40,049
  • Fundraising: Marketing & Dev. $353,585
  • Administration $1,027,180

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