Local Mission Partners

Food Banks

West Seattle Food Bank (Includes HelpLine/Clothesline)

It is the priority of the West Seattle Food Bank to keep our West Seattle community healthy while continuing to ensure all our neighbors have access to food, emergency financial assistance, diapers, and other basic needs.
Session recently received a sincere thank you from the Director of the West Seattle Food Bank for the generous donations made by the West Side Presbyterian family during the Bless Big event. The donations will help the Food Bank to provide nutritious food, emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, bus tickets and other essential services for our West Seattle neighbors. Thank you West Siders for your generous support of the Food Bank and the community members who depend on that support. If anyone has an interest in volunteering at the food bank, please contact the volunteer coordinator at jesica@westseattlefoodbank.org.

White Center Food Bank

The mission of the White Center Food Bank is to minimize hunger while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance, and embracing our rich cultural diversity. 
“We received your incredible gift… and have already put that to work feeding our hungry neighbors. By partnering with the White Center Food Bank you’re ensuring everybody in our community has access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. With your help we can make sure that no parent goes to bed worrying about how to feed their children and no child has to think about where their next meal is coming from.”

Homeless

The Salvation Army - King County/White Center

The Salvation Army Seattle White Center helps individuals discover and become their extraordinary selves.

Union Gospel Mission

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's mission is to bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.
Their vision is to see every homeless neighbor — beloved, redeemed, restored.
We address root causes and break the cycle of homelessness by meeting urgent physical needs, building relationships, and offering long-term recovery programs. Our efforts work to restore dignity and help move people to healthy, thriving lives.
We want everyone to know, no matter their circumstances, they are loved and cared for, by us and by God.

YouthCare

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. 

Westside Interfaith Network

A group of churches in the West Seattle/White Center area who are working together to provide a "network" of help and services for people in need throughout our community. In addition to each church providing help, they work with local social service agencies to strengthen their resources of help for people. They also provide ways anyone in our community can become involved in helping our "neighbors."

Foster Care

Olive Crest

Olive Crest works to transform the lives of abused and neglected children through the healing power of God, family, and community.
In Washington, there are 10,665 children in the child welfare system. Every one of these kids needs a strong family to protect and nurture them, and give them hope for a bright future. Help Olive Crest put a stop to child abuse and ensure that families are whole, children are protected, and the cycle of abuse is broken.
“...Thank you for West Side Presbyterian’s continued support of Olive Crest’s children and families. Your generosity has allowed vulnerable children in our community to experience the joy of the Christmas season… I also continue to be grateful for… West Side’s Care Community which has been such a blessing this past year, surrounding one of our foster families with support and encouragement. This kind of care is life-changing for our foster families and the children they care for – thank you!”

Treehouse

Treehouse's mission is  to Give Foster Kids a Childhood and a Future.
We envision–and strive to create–a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood.
“Thank you for your recent gift to Treehouse. Recently, a caregiver had a child placed with them on short notice and was referred to Treehouse for resources. When they came to the Treehouse Store… they were able to pick out warm clothing, books, toys to play with, a new backpack, and school supplies that they needed… they were able to return for visits later in the year as well. By having seasonally appropriate clothing, refreshed school supplies, and age-appropriate toys, their child could participate fully in school and in activities with their peers. She said that being able to visit the Store and access financial assistance for their child’s extracurricular activities will ease a huge burden for their family.”

Children/Youth

Highland Park School/Family Support Center/PTA

The Family Support Center at Highland Park School provides access to basic needs such as food, clothing, housing resources and utilities assistance.

YoungLives

YoungLives has the vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.
Thank you West Side! Stacy Kutz and Blythe Meigs were pleased to deliver a check from the West Side Bless Big campaign to Young Lives Seattle Coordinator, Crissa Parsley.

She was so touched to receive these funds and shared how much the partnership with West Side has meant to them. We have several members who volunteer with the group as babysitters and with food/gift deliveries. We have also made grants from the Young Lives Care Fund to seven young women (so far). She shared that each fall they usually run a fundraising campaign but this year they just didn't have the bandwidth to take that on so they decided to trust that God would provide - thanks to you - He did! Your gifts more than made up for the fundraising they would have done and it has been a huge blessing and encouragement to the Young Lives staff and mentors.
If you want to know more about Young Lives or to contribute directly, the website link is https://younglivesseattle.younglife.org/

WestSide Baby

WestSide Baby meets the basic needs of children to promote safety, security & healthy development. They provide essential items to keep children safe, warm and dry by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment throughout Western King County. They receive donations from the community, check and sort those donations, and distribute them directly to 100+ partner agencies, who are experts in areas of early learning, parental support and healthcare and who work authentically, and directly with families and children. 

West Seattle Young Life

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
Their mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. 

Disabled Adults

Bridge Disability Ministries

Ramps and lifts are wonderful tools, but they can only allow a person to enter the building. Allowing a person with a disability to enter the community requires the community itself to become accessible, member-by-member. That’s why Bridge works to create communities where every individual has their gifts acknowledged alongside their challenges and provided with, not just the ability to be present, but the opportunity to contribute to community life.

Mental Health - Youth

Southwest Youth & Family Services

The SWYFS counseling center works with youth and families through individual counseling, group, and family therapy. It is a hub for behavioral health and youth violence prevention services in South King County. With the growing understanding that behavioral health services are as important to overall health care as physical health services, along with the recognition of the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), SWYFS integrates behavioral health services in their work with at-risk children, youth and families. 

Refugees

World Relief - Seattle

Since 1979, they have worked alongside the community to welcome refugees to Western Washington - following a philosophy of co-empowerment and listening to the community. Founded in response to the needs of refugees fleeing wars in Southeast Asia, we grew to support refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and immigrants from all around the world as they rebuild a sense of home in Western Washington.