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FUSION nets $20,000 county grant to help homeless

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer meets with Peggy LaPorte, a founder of FUSION, during the holidays to advise her of a special $20,000 grant that was added to the 2012 county budget to help South King County house homeless families. - Courtesy photo
King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer meets with Peggy LaPorte, a founder of FUSION, during the holidays to advise her of a special $20,000 grant that was added to the 2012 county budget to help South King County house homeless families.
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From staff reports:

The King County Council passed its 2012 county budget, which included a one-time only $20,000 grant for FUSION, a Federal Way charity that provides housing and counseling for homeless families.

FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) has provided housing and counseling for homeless families since 1993. Struggling families selected through Catholic Community Services establish goals to reach self-sufficiency with regular assistance from a case manager.

“In economic times such as these, the work that FUSION does for our community is needed more than ever before,” said Pete von Reichbauer, King County Councilmember, in a news release. “This grant is a recognition of the importance of FUSION in maintaining the fabric of the South King County community.”

FUSION’s all-volunteer crew maintains 16 transitional housing units in Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma. Click here to read about how FUSION helped stop one local single mother's downward spiral.

To learn more about FUSION, visit fusionfederalway.org.

 

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