It Began With A Bold Idea
That by bringing a group of nonprofits into the same space, we could multiply our impact in our community with each new partner organization.
There was nothing yet quite like it, but we believed in what we could achieve together.
How Together Center Came To Be
In 1990, this idea was realized and Together Center became one of the first nonprofit multi-tenant centers in the nation. Four agencies took bold action to launch the Center: Friends of Youth, Hopelink, Youth Eastside Services, and Eastside Human Services Council (EHSC). In 1991, Community Health Centers of King County (now HealthPoint) replaced EHSC as a founding agency.
The founders recognized that, for their mission to succeed, TC needed its own space so it could offer low-cost, co-located space to other agencies. The founders loaned thousands of dollars to the newly-formed Family Resource Center, and a failing three-building strip mall in downtown Redmond was purchased for $1.6 million.
Since that time, a high level of community support has gone into developing the founding vision.
Today, Together Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that owns and operates a human service center campus on a 2.47-acre lot in the heart of Redmond, WA. The center addresses multiple needs of clients, helps overcome transportation barriers and provides the community with a rich mix of services all in one location. Located in downtown Redmond, the three-building complex was remodeled and currently provides offices and services space for over twenty agencies--offering services to more than 30,000 East King County residents yearly.