Chief Seattle Club

A nonprofit organization

$6,214 raised by 50 donors

25% 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.


Every day of the week, we provide a haven for urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the King County area, a significant number of whom are homeless or low-income. Here, individuals can receive communal meals, access essential social services, and reengage with their traditional practices in a sacred space, all free from the weight of discrimination.

  • Basic Needs:  Meals, showers, laundry service, hygiene items, clothing, blankets, 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.
  • Permanent Housing: In 2024, we opened an additional 120 units of permanent supportive housing for a total of over 300 units across the board. Bringing us closer to our goal and providing an end to chronic homelessness for Native people in our region by 2030. All of Chief Seattle Club's locations include on-site health resources as well as case management and cultural wellness events.
  • Shelters: Chief Seattle Club provides support to its members by helping them find shelter, transitional and permanent housing placements, and financial aid for temporary emergency housing. Assistance is also offered for covering move-in expenses for permanent housing and preventing evictions to combat homelessness.

That is just part of the Club's narrative! Chief Seattle Club actively involves the homeless and low-income Native community in a manner that's culturally responsive and effective. We provide a variety of cultural, artistic, and spiritual programs and events specifically designed for our Club members.

                              • Gathering Circle: We organize events and welcome Native guest professionals including drummers, singers, tribal elders, poets, musicians, activists, traditional healers, entrepreneurs, and screenings of 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 is spent commemorating, respecting, and embracing their sacred journeys. Drawing from their experiences, we seek inspiration, guidance, and wisdom.
                              • Art Studio: Our weekly arts and crafts programs provide opportunities for individuals to express their culture and creativity through activities such as beadwork, leather carving, wood carving, drum making, crafting dream catchers, painting, and even storytelling.
                              • Events: We organize special outings with our members to attend local tribal and community events, including pow wows, canoe journeys, sweat lodges, tribal ceremonies, picnics, and other community gatherings.

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Chief Seattle Club

Tax id (EIN)

91-0852503

Categories

Community

Address

410 - 2nd Ave Extension South
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone

206-715-7536

Social Media