Together Center's home for the last 30 years was falling apart and in urgent need of a major remodel.
In 1991, Friends of Youth, HealthPoint, Hopelink and Youth Eastside Services came together with an innovative idea: bring a group of nonprofits into the same space to combine and share resources, multiplying impact for the community. They purchased a former strip mall and Together Center (TC), the first nonprofit human services center in the nation, was launched.
Today TC is a unique and thriving model that benefits both clients seeking services and the dedicated nonprofits who serve them. The 20 nonprofit providers located at TC's site in downtown Redmond serve over 30,000 neighbors in need each year, with clients coming from all over the Greater Eastside and beyond.
By bringing together many diverse human services under one roof: - People have a one-stop shop to find the help they need - Nonprofit providers collaborate for better client care and save vital resources
At a crossroads with our aging facility, we were compelled to do more. So much more.
As our region continues to boom, more and more families are being left behind as the housing crisis worsens – with both people and the vital nonprofits who serve them getting displaced. A community needs and visioning survey found resounding requests for more nonprofit human services space, as well as affordable housing.
The TC Board challenged itself to put our nonprofit-owned land to its highest and best use for the community for decades to come. As a small nonprofit with limited cash resources but a valuable land asset, we had to be highly creative and strategic. With that, an innovative partnership was born. TC has partnered with Inland Group and Horizon Housing Alliance to build an integrated campus that includes both an expanded and enhanced nonprofit services hub and affordable housing.
In March 2021, Together Center broke ground on a national, first-of-its-kind human services model. The new campus will feature a full suite of wrap-around social services, paired with affordable housing, together in one safe, transit-oriented location.
The expanded Together Center with its human services on the ground floor will be topped by 5 floors of affordable housing, just blocks from the Redmond Transit Center and Redmond Light Rail station set to open in 2025.
Construction is on track to finish in mid- to late-2023, and we need your help to secure the final funding to open the doors.
With your help, Together Center is building:
A critical moment
This is a critical moment for Together Center and we need your help to realize this bold new vision and secure the funding needed to open the doors in 2023. Thank you for considering a special, stretch gift to build an innovative, regional campus that will improve hundreds of thousands of lives over the next half century and beyond.
Mail a check to:
Attn: Capital Campaign
16307 NE 83rd St, Suite 104
Redmond, WA 98052
Donate stock or securities
Your donation to this visionary, community campus:
- Builds innovative infrastructure to support our region for the next half century and beyond
- Prevents nonprofit displacement, ensuring nonprofits have the space they need to serve and succeed while saving vital funds
- Supports tens of thousands of neighbors in need every year, offering easy access to help when they need it and more effective, comprehensive support thanks to nonprofit collaboration
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Together Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN #91-1508791, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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