Sustainable Ballard is looking for one or more people who are interested in issues related to homelessness and hunger in the Ballard area and beyond, to represent SB on the Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger. There are no formal requirements, tasks or commitments, we only ask that you keep us abreast of major goings on and when opportunities to collaborate on the cause present themselves.
The Taskforce (BCTHH) is a forum where interested community members, social service providers, advocates and community organizations meet monthly to learn from each other and from guest speakers about related policy and service issues, network and advocate together toward the alleviation of hardship on those who struggle without a stable home in our community.
The Taskforce has advocated for the Urban Rest Stop in Ballard (now approved), for a public restroom to be installed, and for the safety, support and mitigation of harm for the many people who are forced to live in their vehicles in the Ballard area.
Sustainable Ballard sees social justice as inextricable from community sustainability, because we believe that a sustainable community is defined first and foremost as a place where all community members’ most basic needs are met (housing, food, etc.).
The Taskforce meets once a month, on the 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30AM – 12Noon, at Nyer Urness House at 1753 NW 56th St. in Ballard. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome (no prior RSVP is needed).
If you think you might be interested in representing Sustainable Ballard on the Taskforce, please contact Orna. Thanks!
Other Sustainable Ballard projects related to social justice include:
• Sustainable Ballard Cooks! at Nyer Urness House