City Park

Resident Programs

Families served by St. Stephen Housing Association come from a wide array of backgrounds. Some have been homeless for years, others for just a few months. Some are new to the country or state, others are Washington natives. What is true for all, though, is that they have experienced barriers to finding permanent housing. These include poor credit or housing history, lack of sufficient income to pay market rate rent, family crises that have caused instability, and unaddressed mental health issues. Many have experienced domestic violence. Preference is given to families whose current situation includes one or more of these substantial barriers to securing permanent housing.

Families are referred to our program through King County's Family Housing Connection.

The following services are available to residents:

  • Temporary housing focusing on a rapid return to stable housing
  • Professional social workers (SSHA Case Manager) who work with families to overcome barriers
  • Compassionate volunteers
  • Life skills guidance that includes:
    • Money management
    • Parenting skills
    • Goal achievement
    • Healthy relationships