Compass Housing Alliance

Mission: Compass Housing Alliance envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe, caring community. The Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services, emergency shelter, and transitional and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.

The story of Compass Housing Alliance began in 1920, when a remarkable couple from Sweden, the Rev. Otto and Mrs. Alva Karlstrom, founded the Lutheran Sailors and Loggers Mission in Pioneer Square. The name has changed, but the spirit of the mission – to provide a welcoming space for people in need – has been with them for nearly a century.

Today, they are 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. Their portfolio includes day services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing at 20+ locations. Through partnerships with local congregations, governments and service providers, they offer creative programming that meets the needs of a changing community. They hope you’ll join them in this important work. Because safe, caring communities begin with caring people.

Category: Homelessness


Other Ways to Get Involved:

With Compass, there's a way for everyone to be involved! From providing weekly meals to helping with youth summer camps, they can create opportunities for individuals and groups to serve in whichever ways work best for them. You can also get involved by attending an event, becoming a sponsor, or supporting our work through a tax-deductible donation.