Byrd Barr Place’s services help more than 20,000 people a year get the basic necessities they need to break the cycle of poverty. At the same time, we partner with other community organizations to identify and address barriers to success in our city and across our state.

Stories of Impact


A Blessing Desperately Needed

Read Paul’s story >


Getting Back to Caring

Read Maureen’s story >


Rooted in the Community

Read Brenda’s story >

Creating an Equitable Future in Washington State (2015) focuses on economic, political and social barriers to progress.

Voices Rising: African American Economic Security in King County (2017) delves deeper into economic security issues.

And So We Press On: A Community View on African American Health in Washington State (2019) continues the dialogue about experiences of health and well-being.

“ Everything that I am, and everything that I became, is because of the Central District and my life experiences in the CAMP building in the Central District.”


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For information about why the organization changed its name to Byrd Barr Place, please check out our story. 


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