Tag Archives: Downtown Emergency Services Center

NIMBY? Maybe. (Part One)

On February 21st, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that Rainier Valley would be the location of the third tent city encampment to accommodate the fallout from the Great Nickelsville Diaspora, after the first two Ballard and Interbay locations opened in November … Continue reading

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Treat the Cause, Not the Symptoms

The Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC) started in November 1979 as an emergency overnight shelter in the ballroom of the Morrison Hotel in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. A small staff served nearly 200 chronically homeless Seattle adults that, “due to their … Continue reading

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