ALERT: We are currently accepting applications for our energy assistance programs — Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program (PSE HELP) — that support households with paying your energy bill, repairing or replacing your furnace, and refilling your oil tank. Learn more and apply today.


Advocating for Racial Equity

Advocating for Equity Statewide

We bring people together through anti-poverty and anti-racist actions to create an equitable future. Our groundbreaking reports spur public dialogue and drive solutions.


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Black lives, due to violence fueled by racism and the effects of COVID-19. We know long-standing institutional racism has negatively impacted our Black communities and we are calling for change, as well as stand in unity with those calling for change.

News & Events

Three different pictures of Black mothers and their children.

Listening to Black Mothers’ Wisdom

Three Black mothers at Byrd Barr Place, Dr. Angela Griffin, Rosie Grant, and Lanek Hampton, talk about their journeys to motherhood and their experiences navigating the healthcare system as Black women.

A black women wearing a hat sitting on a couch in a library reading a book

The Opportunity for Healing and Restoration

Our CEO Dr. Angela Griffin explores what reparations could look like in Washington state — going beyond compensation, drawing from recommendations in the National African American Reparations Commission’s plan.

Two posters with post-it notes about safety root causes and conceivable contributions.

April Community Convening Recap

Our second community convening took us further into our communal concerns, enabling us to not only revisit the six topics previously prioritized but also to lay the groundwork for a more targeted approach.

Building pathways to self-sufficiency

Households kept warm with our energy assistance program in 2023
Families stayed housed with our rental assistance program in 2023
Households were nourished by healthy food from The Market in 2023
People gained confidence and skills about budgeting, saving and credit in 2022

We All Have Something to Contribute

How will you help today?