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CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/09/2014: CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB

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Seattle, WA
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CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/09/2014: CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB

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Physical Address: Seattle, WA 98104 2876
EIN: 91-0852503
Web URL: chiefseattleclub.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P84 Ethnic/Immigrant Services
Ruling Year: 1970 
How This Organization Is Funded: Northwest Area Foundation - $250,000
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - $100,000
Puyallup Tribe of Indians - $25,000


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Mission Statement

Chief Seattle Club’s mission statement is to provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the spirit of Urban Native Peoples. Founded in 1970, the Club is a day center for homeless/low-income Native Americans in Seattle, Washington. Every day, 200 members come to Chief Seattle Club for basic needs such as hot meals, showers and laundry services. The Club gains their trust and acts as a gateway to a broad range of coordinated social services, including health care; mental health; housing assistance; legal assistance; financial literacy; access to benefits; substance abuse intake and referrals; cultural, art and spiritual activities. We partner with a variety of non-profit and government agencies to maintain a small budget and leverage coordinated services to our members. Our partners provide on-site services at the Club because they recognize the need and the unique access to a traditionally underserved community.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2014
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

Total Revenue $620,000
Total Expenses $617,436

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Leadership

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Ms. Colleen Echohawk

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Colleen Echohawk is an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation and a member of the Headwaters people (upper Ahtna) of Mentasta Lake, Alaska. She has a broad range of experience working in non-profit, government and academic sectors. Prior to joining Chief Seattle Club, Ms. Echohawk spent 10 years working with indigenous communities including Native youth in Seattle and indigenous youth in Hawaii, New Zealand and Fiji. Most recently, she was the Outreach Manager for the University of Washington’s Partnerships for Native Health, a national research project focused on improving health outcomes for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Ms. Echohawk is also a board member for Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre.

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Programs

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Budget:
$617,436
Category:
Human Services, General/Other
Population Served:
Native Americans/American Indians
Homeless
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

To provide a sacred space to nurture affirm and renew the spirit of urban native peoples.

Program Long-Term Success:

Every day, 200 members come to Chief Seattle Club for basic needs such as hot meals, showers and laundry services. The Club gains their trust and acts as a gateway to a broad range of coordinated social services, including health care; mental health; housing assistance; legal assistance; financial literacy; access to benefits; substance abuse intake and referrals; cultural, art and spiritual activities. We partner with a variety of non-profit and government agencies to maintain a small budget and leverage coordinated services to our members. Our partners provide on-site services at the Club because they recognize the need and the unique access to a traditionally underserved community. Partners include Washington State DSHS, BIA, Seattle Indian Health Board, Harborview Medical Center, St. Vincent DePaul, Evergreen Treatment Services, Northwest Indian Bar Association and Seattle Community Law Center.

Program Short-Term Success:

In 2013, the Club served 60,050 meals; provided 4,389 showers and laundry services; submitted public benefit applications for 588 members; housing assistance to 94 households; mental health counseling to 54 members; legal assistance to 36 households; and assistance obtaining birth certificates,state/ tribal ID cards and bus passes for 135 members. One of the year's highlights was a new mental health partnership. In March 2013, the Club formed a partnership with Harborview Medical Center to provide on-site mental health services at the Club four days a week, including counseling, advocacy and case management. Due to the large number of members facing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the project is utilizing a national evidence-based best practice, the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model. The program's goals are reduced homelessness, reduced severity of problems related to substance use, reduced psychological problems/symptoms and reduced trauma symptoms. In 2013, the program served 54 people who were 100 percent homeless/at-risk of homelessness, 98 percent facing substance abuse issues, 41 percent women, and 100 percent of the women are survivors/victims of domestic violence/sexual assault. All of them were referred for a psychiatric consultation, with the majority of them seeing a psychiatrist for the first time and many obtaining necessary medications as well. Conditions include PTSD, bipolar, anxiety and depression. In 2014, the Club began offering group therapy, including women's trauma, men/women's anxiety and co-gendered wellness/recovery groups. Drawing on cognitive restructuring, psychoeducational, and skills-training techniques, the gender-specific group emphasizes the development of coping skills and social support. It addresses both short-term and long-term consequences of violent victimization, including mental health symptoms, especially PTSD and depression, and substance abuse.

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Program Success Examples:

Once a week, St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) provides an on-site case manager to provide housing assistance, including move-in, eviction prevention and utility assistance. Due to the partnership with SVDP and increasing our own funds, we have increased housing assistance by 252 percent to reduce and prevent homelessness for our members. In 2013, over $21,000 was provided to 94 households to prevent homelessness and stabilize low-income members. Specifically, in 2013 we prevented homelessness for 43 households by providing $7,981 in eviction prevention funds to ensure they remained in housing. We provided 32 households with $9,218 in move-in assistance, with 75 percent of the households transitioning from homelessness to housing. We also provided 19 households with $3,936 in utility assistance.
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