QUEEN ANNE HELPLINE
Who does the Queen Anne Helpline serve?
Our clients are primarily residents of Queen Anne and Magnolia who are experiencing hardship or a short term crisis, such as a job loss, medical issues,
family problems or other financial stress. The Queen Anne Helpline offers meaningful assistance that provides hope, treats everyone with dignity and
creates a path towards self-sufficiency.
Our clients' situations and needs are diverse. Here are examples of how we're helping:
-Assisting a single mom going back to school to learn new job skills and who needs short term help paying her bills.
-Working with a struggling family who occasionally needs emergency food or clothing while living in subsidized housing and looking for work.
-Aiding a low-income senior who needs help paying her utility bills.
How many people does the Helpline assist?
Every year the Helpline works with hundreds of people in need. These are our neighbors who, because of your generosity, have been able to: stay in their
homes during times of hardship, receive important medical care, have warm clothes for the winter, keep their heat and lights turned on, and learn new job
What programs and services does the Helpline offer?
The Helpline works closely with every client to assess their individual situation and needs and determine if and how we might help. Our goal with every
client is to do an assessment and determine the most effective manner to get them back on their feet. That includes identifying opportunities to partner
with other social service agencies to address their needs and provide additional services beyond what we are able to do. While rent and utility assistance
are our primary services, we also provide financial assistance for continuing education and job training, help with medical needs, offer transportation
vouchers, provide emergency food assistance, and maintain a small clothing bank.
Where does your funding come from?
The Queen Anne Helpline's funding comes completely from private donations. The Helpline is primarily a volunteer organization, which means we can stretch
our dollars even further; 85 cents of every dollar goes directly to client services and programs. We pride ourselves in being a smart,
cost-conscious organization that strives to make every dollar have maximum impact, helping our neighbors in need.