A retired sergeant from the Port of Seattle Police Department, Jon Schorsch served as a legal professional for the King County Department of Public Defense in his most recent professional role. Active in his local community outside of his professional endeavors, Jon Schorsch is a longtime supporter of the United Way of King County.
In 2017, the United Way spent more than $9 million nationwide to help address the issue of homelessness. In Washington State, the organization is striving for new budget allocations that will help provide vouchers, grants, and other assistance to help individuals who are homeless transition into home-based living rather than become dependent upon the shelter system. It’s part of the United Way of King County’s lofty goal of reducing the number of homeless individuals by at least 50 percent in the immediate future.
In addition to funding avenues, the organization has a Jobs Connect program to help match individuals with employers who have jobs they can fill. The United Way provides a way for these individuals to clean up before work, have a hot breakfast, and get a ride to their jobs as well. To learn more about the United Way of King County’s efforts in the fight to end homelessness, visit www.uwkc.org/ending-homelessness.
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