Hiring A Substance Use Disorder Professional Strengthens CFH Continuum of Care

Hiring A Substance Use Disorder Professional Strengthens CFH Continuum of Care The goal at Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) is to provide a space for men to find their way out of homelessness. For some people, that includes addressing the unique barriers they may face with substance use disorders. According to research, 38 percent of […]

Internationally Recognized Muralist Adds Art to Action

Internationally Recognized Muralist Adds Art to Action The large-scale public artwork that will grace the full two-story front of CFH’s new facility is underway. Guido van Helten – an internationally acclaimed Australian artist known worldwide for his large-scale murals and contemporary street art – arrived in Bellevue just days ago to begin painting. But the […]

Adam’s New Home

Adam’s New Home Adam came to CFH in late 2021 after learning about our services from our Outreach Worker. He soon got a job through our partnership with King County Parks and Recreation and joined the Rapid Rehousing Program offered by Catholic Community Services. Adam moved into one of our shelter programs, which rotates among local […]

A Home for Eduardo

A Home for Eduardo Eduardo came to Washington in 2019 to make a better life for himself. With only $20 to his name, Eduardo spent his first night sleeping on the streets of Seattle. He recalls how cold it was and thought he may have made a horrible decision to come to Washington with no […]

The Next Step

The Next Step Emre came to CFH in 2015, after moving to Seattle from New York to pursue a tech job.  Although he was able to gain employment, he soon became homeless when he wasn’t able to make enough to pay rent, and he didn’t have any support systems in the area. At CFH, Emre […]

A Jump Start

A Jump Start During the last year, the case management staff helped over 120 of our clients to receive the federal Economic Impact Payments.    Several of the men managed to save most of the payments to put towards housing, including Allen and Robert.   Allen works full time at a grocery store in Renton […]

Happy Mail

Happy Mail Jon had been homeless for several years, and at age 66, he was in need of both shelter and urgent medical care. He stayed at CFH while undergoing treatments for skin cancer. Here, Jon was able to focus on his health and work with case managers to plan for his next steps. Through […]


Meet Albert Being homeless doesn’t just mean not having a place to sleep—it also means having to navigate all of the different services meant to help you find stable living. Even with support, this process can feel overwhelming and confusing.  When Albert came to CFH earlier this year from another state, he dove straight into […]

Jim Moves Home

Jim Moves Home Recently, Jim received the keys to a CFH house in Kirkland. Case Manager Mike shared: “Jim has dealt with numerous issues and setbacks that have knocked him down to where he was about to just give up. This is a picture I honestly had doubts I’d ever get to see. But here it is, and […]

Jarell and Zoe

Jarell Brings Joy to the Shelter Jarell and puppet Zoe Meet Zoe the puppet. Though small in stature, Zoe has helped to bring a smile to the faces of so many. Of course, we like to think that behind every great puppet is a great person—in this case, Jarell. Most Fridays at the Men’s Shelter, you can […]