News & Blog

August 20, 2015

Stronger Together

As I think about all the people who are hungry and experiencing homeless here in Snohomish County, my heart breaks. It has been such a busy summer. We’ve seen so … Continue reading

August 4, 2015

See the Person

Many people think that Everett Gospel Mission is just about food and shelter. Now, don’t get me wrong, we are about that – and it is very important, life-saving stuff. … Continue reading

July 14, 2015

When Tragedy Leads to Triumph

Richard’s* story is heartbreaking. He’s only in his 20s, but he has faced more pain than most of us will ever know. Both of his parents were alcoholics and drug … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

Poverty Training

Everyone knows what poverty and homelessness look like, but how much more do you really know? The reality is, the misconceptions about life on the streets and how people get … Continue reading

June 8, 2015

Rising From the Ashes

So many of the stories I hear at Everett Gospel Mission hit close to home. As I look into the eyes of our guests, I realize how easily we could … Continue reading

May 27, 2015

Homeless at 60

When Sally’s* brother and his wife died, she did what she had to do — she raised her nieces and nephews along with her own children — five kids altogether. … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

Taking Homelessness Personally

No one chooses to be homeless. It’s not a decision they make. It’s something that happens to them. It’s like when you or I catch the flu — we don’t … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Homelessness can happen to ANYONE

Greg* worked hard his whole life. He and his wife were happy and settled into their home. They had a 401k and were looking ahead to retirement and more time … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

When small Becomes BIG

One day, when I was on the bus, a woman approached me and asked me where I worked. She must have seen me getting off the bus near the Mission … Continue reading

March 27, 2015

The Story Isn’t Over

Good Friday is almost here. I have a hard time with Good Friday. Most Good Friday services are dark and hopeless. They focus only on the crucifixion story. That’s what … Continue reading