Monday, October 3, 2011

You Are Invited To:

A Conversation with DESC
Date: Tuesday, October 11          
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (soft end)
Place:  Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Main Theater, 4408 Delridge Way SW
* Childcare will be provided *

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) is planning to provide affordable, permanent housing for up to 75 formerly homeless individuals living with serious mental/addictive illnesses and supported by full-time staff.  The proposed four-story building will be located on the east side of the 5400 block of Delridge Way, across from the Delridge Library. 

DESC will provide details about this proposed project.  An experienced facilitator will help lead the community in conversation.  Neighbors will have the opportunity to voice opinions and raise questions.  City and other government officials have been invited to attend.

Following the question and answer phase, a “Take Action” segment will be available to those who want to participate.  The “Take Action” segment has not included in the forum duration and will begin after 8:30 PM.

Come to the forum well-informed. Prior to the forum please read the Fact Sheet

The following have informed Delridge Community Forum they will be attending A Conversation with DESC:

State of Washington
Joe Fitzgibbon - 34th District State Representative (tentative)

King County
Joe McDermott – Councilmember District 8
Cheryl Markham - Program Manager, Housing and Community Development
Amnon Shoenfeld – Director, Mental Health, Chemical Abuse & Dependency Services

City of Seattle
Nick Licata - Councilmember
Kathy Nyland - Staff of Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Josh Fogt - Staff of Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Nate Van Duzer – Staff Councilmember Tim Burgess (tentative)
Diane Sugimura – Director, Department of Planning and Development
Steve Johnson - Director, Office of Economic Development
Rick Hooper – Director, Office of Housing
Captain Steve Paulson - Southwest Precinct, Seattle Police Department
Jane Appling - Regional Manager, Seattle Public Library
Department of Neighborhoods, Multiple Staff

Delridge Area Non-Governmental Agencies
Steve Daschle - Executive Director, Southwest Youth & Family Services
Delridge Neighborhood Development Association (DNDA) – multiple board members

Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
Bill Hobson – Director
Nicole Macri - Director of Administrative Services
Daniel Malone - Director of Housing Programs
Graydon Andrus - Director of Clinical Programs
Margaret King - Manager of Supportive Housing
Jessica Cohen - Manager of Housing Development

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