Education empowers men and women with the skills they need to break free from homelessness.

Meals. Shelter. Freedom from addiction. Each of these lighten the hearts of those in greatest need, but that light won't blossom into a changed life if the core issues behind these problems aren't solved.

Education is central. 2 out of every 5 homeless men and women haven't finished high school.

Even if they're motivated, they won't be able to find a job to support themselves. They lack essentials like a high school diploma and basic computer skills.

Education equips the whole person for life after the Mission.

Education programs

We offer education opportunities to men and women in our addiction recovery programs:

  • GED completion programs: We provide men and women with the tools they need to study and pass their high school completion exam.
  • Online courses: Men have the chance to take automated courses to improve their skills.
  • Job skills: We equip women with the basic job skills to secure an office job.
  • Computer training: It's essential to know how to operate a computer. We'll help men and women learn the basic skills for any job.


Men's education and career training is hosted at the Martin Career Education Center in our downtown shelter.

Women's education and career training happens at the Learning and Education Center in the South Seattle Women and Children's Shelter.

Do you have questions about our education programs? 
For men, get in touch with James — 206.432.8368 or For women, get in touch with Karen — 206.432.8485 or


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