Chief Seattle Club

A nonprofit organization

$13,195 raised by 57 donors

53% complete

$25,000 Goal

Mission: We strive to provide sacred space to nurture, affirm, and strengthen the spirit of urban Native people.

Vision: We envision a future where our Native community is safe, healthy, housed, and connected to community that respects and celebrates Native cultures.

Seven days a week, we offer a place where urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives, many of whom are homeless and low-income, can join to share a common meal, speak their own languages, access social services, and find peace, without fear of discrimination.

  • Permanent Housing: In 2023, we opened two more permanent supportive housing locations, totaling over 100 units! These locations include on-site health resources as well as case management and cultural wellness events.
  • Basic Needs:  Meals, showers, laundry service, hygiene items, clothing, blankets, baby and mother items, bus tickets, and eyeglasses. Telephones for local and long-distance calls, state and tribal ID, birth certificates, and mail service to Club members.
  • Health Care: On-site visiting nurses from the Seattle Indian Health Board six days a week.
  • Housing: Assist members into shelters, search and placement into transitional and permanent housing, and financial assistance for temporary emergency housing, move-in costs for permanent housing, and eviction prevention to prevent homelessness.
  • Chemical Dependency Services: Drug and alcohol treatment programs through Evergreen Treatment Services, Chemical Dependency Assessments through Seattle Indian Health Board,  White Bison (an American Indian "Wellbriety" and Healing program administered by CSC staff), and a weekly Native American 12-step class.
  • Education: Job readiness, Rental Readiness class, computer training, professional mentoring.

But that is only part of the Club's story. Chief Seattle Club is engaging the homeless and low-income Native community in an effective and culturally relevant way. We provide cultural, artistic, and spiritual programs and events to Club members. In many ways, this is the most exciting and groundbreaking program of all, and the one for which our new center is especially well suited.

  • Gathering Circle: This year's slate of activities and invited guests include a variety of Native professionals, drummers, singers, tribal elders, poets, musicians, activists, traditional healers, entrepreneurs, and Native films. For some tribes this type of learning, sharing, or healing experience is known as The Way of Gratitude or The Blessing Way. Time will be spent remembering, honoring, and believing and owning their sacred path. We will draw on the rich lives of our invited guests for inspiration, direction, and wisdom, all of whom are well-respected cultural people, and several of our very own members. We also have a Native American mass twice a month.
  • Art Studio:  Weekly arts and crafts programs that allow the people to express their culture and creativity through beadwork, leather carving, wood carving, drum making, dream catchers, painting and even storytelling. 
  • Events: Special outings with our members to local tribal and community events; local pow wows, canoe journeys, sweat lodges, tribal ceremonies, picnics, and other events.



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Organization name

Chief Seattle Club

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410 - 2nd Ave Extension South
Seattle, WA 98104


206 819 7617

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