Since 1989 the West Seattle Helpline has been funded by many individuals, businesses, and churches within the West Seattle Community. We have only one paid employee and are staffed primarily by a corps of volunteers who care about the needs of their neighbors.
Empowering our neighbors to gain back self-sufficiency after facing an emergency.
Local community service and contribution. We understand that positive change starts with helping our neighbors and investing in the community in which we live.
Respect and dignity. We treat all connected with our organization with dignity and respect regardless of their background.
Opportunity and empowerment. We work towards providing opportunities to empower community members and facilitate greater independence.
Compassion and trust. We create a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment that promotes trust within our community.
Day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Director who lives in West Seattle.
Director of Outreach and Resources
The West Seattle Helpline is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors. All board members live in West Seattle and are dedicated to helping our community grow safer and stronger.
Board of Directors
Brooks Riendl, President
Melissa Miller, Vice President
Kate Frey, Treasurer
Rev. Ron Marshall, Secretary