I don't always get to blogging as quickly as I want to. This particular post I have started and restarted and I have yet to get it quite right. I realize that I won't get it right but all I can do is speak from my heart.
Two of our founding members and shelter managers have decided to move on for now and to them I owe the deepest gratitude. Please join me in thanking them...
More about Cassie Burke:
She earned her BA in sociology and political economy from The Evergreen State College. Cassie has been a core volunteer, outreach worker, organizer, and board member with EGYHOP for eight years, and created the training manual. Cassie managed the Bread and Roses Women’s Guest House Shelter, staffed the Bread and Roses Advocacy Center concurrently, while acting as an intern coordinator/ site supervisor with The Evergreen State College. Cassie participated in the initial formation of the Poor People’s Union and the original encampment of Camp Quixote and volunteered at the camp after it was sanctioned by the city of Olympia. Cassie held a workstudy advocacy position at the Family Support Center and coordinated the Interfaith Works Women’s Overflow Shelter and the Family Support Shelter, while staffing both as a volunteer host. Cassie volunteered as an advocate at the Sidewalk Advocacy Center in Fall through Spring of 2012. Cassie was also a collective organizer with Queer Rock Camp, a project of Stonewall Youth.
More about Jefferson
Jefferson has been a core organizer, outreach worker, and volunteer with EGYHOP for over 5 years. Jefferson studied political science at Montana State University, and general studies at The Evergreen State College. He worked as an overnight counselor in the Young Adult Shelter at Rosie's Place in Community Youth Services in 2013. Jefferson completed the advanced advocate training with Sidewalk Advocacy Center and volunteered as an advocate at Sidewalk in 2012. Jefferson has volunteered with Stand Up for Kids, a street based youth advocacy program in Oceanside, California, and also participated in the Poor People’s Union. Jefferson also assisted with the initial encampment of Camp Quixote.