Simple Gifts – Partners



The Seattle Symphony currently partners with over 70 local organizations. Please see below for more information on each of our partners.

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.

Partner since 2017


Accelerator YMCA

Accelerator YMCA provides crucial programs and services to more than 230,000 people every year, including safe, stable housing for more than 350,000 young people, crisis intervention for 3,500 young people and their families, and 115,000 healthy meals to school-age kids. Program areas include Housing & Transition Planning, Education & Employment, Family Support, Mental Health & Substance Use, Leadership Development, and Violence Prevention. Youth and families from the Accelerator YMCA community have the opportunity to attend Seattle Symphony concerts free of charge.

Partner since 2016


Aloha Inn (Catholic Housing Services)

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority) of Western Washington are prophetic voices for justice, recognizing the sacredness and dignity of every human person. Rooted in the Gospel message of hope, we will continue to be the leaders, advocates, providers and partners serving poor and vulnerable people.

Partner since 2014


Compass Housing Alliance

Compass Housing Alliance is a leading provider and developer of essential services and affordable housing for men, women, veterans and families who are low-income or experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound region. Services include day services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing at 23 locations.

Partner since 2013


Dorothy Day House (Catholic Housing Services)

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority) of Western Washington are prophetic voices for justice, recognizing the sacredness and dignity of every human person. Rooted in the Gospel message of hope, we will continue to be the leaders, advocates, providers and partners serving poor and vulnerable people.

Partner since 2016


Downtown Emergency Service Center

DESC works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, they give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Partner since 2018


FareStart

FareStart provides a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Many individuals from FareStart have had the opportunity to attend Seattle Symphony concerts free of charge.

“…this concert was the right thing at the right time. It provided me an opportunity to feel somewhat ‘normal’ again, a bright vignette of ordinary life. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for that.” – Participant

Partner since 2014


Frederic Ozanam House (Catholic Community Services)

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services (formerly known as the Archdiocesan Housing Authority) of Western Washington are prophetic voices for justice, recognizing the sacredness and dignity of every human person. Rooted in the Gospel message of hope, we will continue to be the leaders, advocates, providers and partners serving poor and vulnerable people.

Partner since 2016


Interim CDA

Interim CDA is a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization based in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. Interim CDA provides multi-lingual, culturally competent housing-related and community building services to Asian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle.

“[My favorite part] was enjoying the music with my mom and my friends.” – Ticketholder from Interim CDA

Partner since 2016


Jubilee Women’s Center

Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Currently, Jubilee Women’s Center receives complimentary tickets to select Seattle Symphony performances.

“I happened to receive the ticket at one of the most difficult times in my life. I feel like God was looking out for me through you. I want you to know that your generous gift made a huge impact. Watching and hearing those incredibly talented people share their gifts was mind blowing, and nourished my soul. So again, thank you for your insight into how beneficial this would be for us. I consider myself blessed having you in my life.” – Jubilee Resident

Partner since 2016


Mary’s Place

Mary's Place empowers homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives. Mary’s Place provides respite, nutrition, safety and shelter in a setting where self-confidence is restored, hope is discovered and a new future begins. They currently operate six emergency night shelters for families and two day centers.

Partner since 2012


The Mockingbird Society

The Mockingbird Society is a leading, independent voice for child welfare reform in Washington State and beyond, built upon youth-inspired solutions and public support for every child’s right to a safe and stable home. Youth Programs train young people who have been homeless or in foster care to be their own advocates, changing policies and perceptions that stand in the way of every child having a safe and stable home. Family Programs advocate for innovation in the way services are delivered, allowing youth to thrive while developing lasting connections to support their successful transition to adulthood. Youth and families from the Mockingbird Society community have the opportunity to attend Seattle Symphony concerts free of charge.

Partner since 2012


New Horizons

New Horizons works to end youth homelessness in Seattle and King County. Their priority is singular: meet youth where they are. Street life presents a multitude of challenges that must be addressed before youth can begin to apply for jobs or housing. They start with the basics – food, shelter, clothes, a hot shower – and let youth walk their own pace toward higher level resources like job training, case management and permanent housing.

Partner since 2017


Path with Art

Path with Art is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.

Partner since 2014


Plymouth Housing Group

Plymouth Housing Group's mission is to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing homeless adults with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives. Today, over 1,000 formerly homeless adults live in 13 Plymouth residential apartment buildings in the downtown Seattle area. For over 36 years, Plymouth has focused on serving those often considered the hardest to serve: men and women experiencing chronic homelessness. They follow the “Housing First” model because they believe that no one can effectively address the factors that led to their homelessness until they have a safe, permanent place to live.

Partner since 2013


Prospect Enrichment Preschool

Established in 1964, Prospect Enrichment Preschool welcomes all children and families into our diverse setting without discrimination and regardless of ability to pay. Prospect provides a rich early learning environment with emphasis on literacy, cognitive and social skills.

Partner since 2014


ROOTS Youth Adult Shelter

Located in the University District, ROOTS offers 45 beds every night, serving almost 600 young people in 2016 alone. Guests are ages 18 through 25 and are often leaving abusive homes, foster care, or unaccepting parents. ROOTS welcomes them warmly and connects them with options for jobs and housing.

Partner since 2014


Seattle Area Support Groups

SASG is a nonprofit corporation that cultivates powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to the LGBTQ community and their allies embracing issues of mental health, chemical and behavioral addiction, and chronic illness.

“Than you so much for having us in your program. One of our newer clients, a young man named Guy, was just blown away by the performance. He said it was ‘amazing’, especially the flute solo. Guy has been part of our recovery programs for only a couple of months, heard about the voucher program, and couldn’t believe that he could go for FREE! Our programs promise a life that can be ‘happy, joyous and free’ and I think Guy got a taste of what sobriety can be like. So thank you once again for the tickets.” – SASG volunteer

Partner since 2012


Seattle Education Access

Seattle Education Access provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to young people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity throughout King County.

Partner since 2012


Urban Hands

Urban Hands believes that each person deserves a place to belong. Greenwood is that place. Urban Hands works to develop the relationships and resources for others to experience this reality through employment opportunities, and leadership development, community/drop-in/delivered meals.

Partner since 2017


Urban Impact

Urban Impact partners with families and communities to break the cycle of social, material and spiritual poverty. They envision a world where all families are reconciled with God, where everyone is engaged and thriving in community.

Partner since 2015

Way Back Inn

Way Back Inn’s mission is to provide transitional housing to homeless families, while helping them rebuild their lives, dignity and self-confidence.

Partner since 2017


Wellspring Family Services

Wellspring Family Services is a nonprofit, multi-service agency serving families in Seattle and King County caught in a cycle of poverty, trauma, and homelessness. Wellspring helps individuals and families break the cycle with mental health services, homelessness prevention and housing placement support, trauma-informed early learning programs, basic needs provisions, and domestic violence intervention. Every year, Wellspring Family Services helps thousands of children and families with science-based, individually tailored services to achieve positive, permanent change in their lives. Members of the Wellspring community have the opportunity to attend Seattle Symphony concerts free of charge.

Partner since 2016


YouthCare

YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for youth experiencing homelessness by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education and employment training.

“It was so good. It was very moving. I liked that it was a combination of light and heavy music…I loved that it was a casual night.”  -- Youth, after attending an Untuxed concert

Partner since 2014