Ending homelessness begins with equity.
Communities thrive when people have safe and stable housing and can equitably access and use services.
Building Changes advances equitable responses to homelessness in Washington State, with a focus on children, youth, and families and the systems that serve them.
Our Statement on Racial Equity
At Building Changes, we seek to hold ourselves accountable for addressing racism and discrimination. Black, Indigenous, and people of color disproportionately experience homelessness due to historical and systemic racism. We cannot address homelessness without addressing racism at its roots and the trauma it continues to perpetuate. We set universal goals to end homelessness and pursue targeted solutions to achieve these goals.
Our racial equity work does not stop there. We are committed to building an internal culture that challenges racism within our organization.
Our 2021-2025 goals:
- Improve equitable access and experiences for children, youth, and families impacted by housing crises.
- Secure adequate and sustainable resources for the housing, education, and health systems.
- Hold those systems accountable to advance racially equitable and culturally responsive policies, practices, and community partnerships.
- Facilitate leadership buy-in and cross-system collaboration.
Approach & Values
Guided by our values, we use an interdisciplinary approach to influence systems.
Who We Are & What We Do
Together with our partners and supporters, Building Changes is creating equitable change throughout Washington State. Watch our video to learn how.