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Washington State improved its national ranking on child homelessness from 25 to 19, according to a comprehensive report released today by The National Center on Family Homelessness.

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Nick Codd"Early on, I was drawn to employment and vocational services, because it offered a clear pathway to concrete improvements in people’s lives."


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Building Changes’ Economic Opportunities Initiative grantees are making a positive impact on their communities.

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Learn from Mark Putnam of Building Changes and Marléna Sessions of Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County about developing and implementing employment programs for people experiencing homelessness.

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Transitions, a Building Changes grantee, is a faith-based nonprofit in Spokane that serves homeless and low-income women and children. Learn about Becky, a recent graduate of Transitions' New Leaf Bakery-Café Job Training Program.

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family on steps

A statewide collaborative effort has led to 199 new Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers that will reunify children with their families and prevent homelessness among youth aging out of foster care.

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Crosscut, 5/13/11

Judy Lightfoot reports on promising efforts to reduce homelessness through employment services, including Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiative and Homeless Employment Navigators pilot project .

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The Seattle Times, 5/12/11

An editorial by columnist Lance Dickie focuses on building momentum for clean energy and infrastructure investments, drawing parallels with current efforts by homeless advocates in Washington State to streamline services, leverage funds, and support the neediest.

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Crosscut, 5/8/11

Judy Lightfoot reports on Governor Gregoire signing into law a bill that will streamline access to services for homeless families and individuals. Working together with our advocacy partners, Building Changes led the effort to enact the legislation.

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Nonprofits participating in Building Changes' Economic Opportunities Initiatve are making impressive progress during challenging times.

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