2023 AE Institute Charity Project – Mary's Place
Each year, AEs look to give back to local communities through a chosen charity during the AE Institute. This year, the AEI Advisory Board has chosen Mary’s Place.
Mary’s Place ensures that no child sleeps outside by centering equity and opportunity for women and families. Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped thousands of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. Each day Mary’s Place provides a warm bed, hot meals, shower and laundry facilities at five different shelter locations for 700 family members across Seattle/King County. While children connect to school and play at Kids Club, parents visit with housing and employment specialists to secure or keep housing, jobs, and a variety of needed community resources to help families thrive.
Popsicle Place is just one of many programs that provide safe shelter and support for families who have lost everything caring for a medically fragile child. The path out of homelessness can be long and challenging, but community support continues to help thousands to take that next step.