F.A.Q.

Contact us at seattle.safe.homeless@gmail.com if you've got more questions and we'll do our best to answer.

  • Who are you?

    We're a Redmond-based group of high school students who came together to try to fix the problem facing our city.

  • Why did you decide to do this?

    We first encountered the homelessness problem 2 years ago, when we were participating in a competition called Project Citizen. In this competition, we needed to analyze a local community problem and then form a policy proposal to fix it. We tackled Affordable Housing, and during this process we ran across the homelessness aspect of it, which was created largely due to the extreme lack of affordable housing in the Greater Seattle Area. This is where we first realized how big of a problem Homelessness is, but at the time, we couldn't focus on it because of the competition. This was back when the Seattle mayor had first declared a state of emergency. Fast forward two years, we decided to finally do something about the problem and created Seattle S.A.F.E.

  • What's so different about your idea?

    Our app is designed to be a one-stop, easy-to-use database of the homeless shelters of Seattle. Our app is free to download on the Android App Store, so it's easily accessible. The focus of our app is to help people who are on the streets get to shelter, and while there are apps that let you search shelter databases, what sets ours apart is the easy to use interface, customizable filtering system, and Google Maps integration. Now with just one application, a user can find the homeless shelter that fits their needs and find out everything they wanted to know about it. Our system is designed to be the simplest, most user-friendly way of finding specific shelters.