Join HomeStreet Bank and the YWCA in Helping Women Reunite with their Children


Over the years, HomeStreet has partnered with the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County on a variety of housing-related programs. The YWCA is soon to open Passage Point, a new housing program for women who are coming out of incarceration. Passage Point provides single mothers with a safe and secure home where they can reunite with their children and begin building a new life.

HomeStreet is equipping the first 11 kitchens at Passage Point. There are 24 more kitchens to go, and the YWCA’s goal is to have the first 22 ready by July. The kitchens will be stocked with pots, pan and other essentials.

There are three ways you can help:

  • Select individual items from the list below and take them to a HomeStreet Bank retail bank branch in King or Snohomish County. The Mountlake Terrace branch is located on 220th near Azteca.
  • Outfit a complete kitchen as a group.
  • Make a financial donation to the YWCA for the purpose of kitchen items. (Your donation may be tax-deductible – check with your tax adviser.) You may do so at any retail bank branch in King or Snohomish County.
  • If you would like to know more about the Passage Point program, click here to watch a short video made by the YWCA. If you have further questions, please contact Liz Mills, YWCA Community Engagement Director, at [email protected] or at (206) 461-4450.

Kitchen items for Passage Point:
Items may be purchased individually. However, if purchased in full, this will complete a kitchen for a family of four.

  • Pots and pans (ideally three of varying sizes)
  • Corelle-type dishes/service for four including plates, bowls, mugs
  • Set of glasses and a pitcher
  • Flatware for four
  • Knives and cutting boards
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cup and spoon set
  • Food storage containers
  • Kitchen towels, potholders
  • Utensils – can opener, spatula, wooden spoons, peeler
  • Dish drainer and mat
  • Coffeemaker
  • Toaster
  • Bakeware
  • Kitchen clock


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