About Northwest Hospitality
Goals & Values
The main goal of Northwest Hospitality is to alleviate the suffering of our homeless neighbors through simple, effective programs and encourage participation in other local services that can help bring people out of poverty. As we accomplish this goal, we serve our supporters by being a transparent, effective charity that embodies integrity and efficiency in both our programs and how we operate.
A Sincere Note
NWH proudly acknowledges that many of the people our programs aim to benefit are in their current situation for many unfortunate reasons. From people just down on their luck to those affected by health conditions and disorders, addictions and criminal histories, our mission deliberately excludes any form of judgement. We are here to serve our neighbors - every last one.
We are not, however, blind to the challenges that these issues can create. Our program attempts to avoid enabling behaviors that negatively affect those we are trying to help. To this end, our hospitality cards are supplied by Subway so that alcohol and tobacco purchases are not possible. This is in no way intended to be mean-spirited; we hope that by establishing such policies, our neighbors can be better served and our donors can feel more confident in the help they are able to provide.
Assembly & Distribution Partnerships
The YMCA allows us to distribute kits at their entrance and their members love the opportunity. We couldn’t be prouder to have such a wonderful, community-oriented partnership.
Washington State Ferries has given NWH permission to set up kit distribution on any of their boats in the Puget Sound. We can ride all day and pay just one fare if we have the time and kits! They even give us a nice announcement as the vessel departs the dock.
Gig Harbor High School students were the first to organize a student assembly party and it was a huge success. In just a few hours two wonderful volunteers assembled 50 kits and proceeded to distribute them from there. NWH looks forward to many more such partnerships.
Old Friends Club has three campuses that have organized assembly parties, putting together over 80 kits for our neighbors. OFC does great work with memory care patients and their care givers and they’re a perfect example of a community coming together to be helpful in many amazing ways.
NWH Board of Directors
Anton is NWH's Founding Director and current Board Chairperson. He spent years looking for ways to maximize the impact he could have on the people living in the streets of Seattle and NWH is the result of that search.
Anton is also a stay-at-home dad for two amazing boys, a part-time EMT, a volunteer editing microloan proposals for KIVA, and a freelance writer/editor with a children's book, Shaky, published in 2017.
Affiliations: Olympic Ambulance
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Allison began as NWH's Event Specialist and is bringing that passion into her role as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
Allison is a wonderful musician who plays live all over the Pacific Northwest and her music can be found online and at her website: allisonpreisinger.com
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Khoi is a member on the Board of Directors. When he learned about NWH and the service it provides, he wanted to be part of it. Not long before he learned about NWH, he encountered a man named James as he was waiting in the lobby of a hospital. James came and sat on a chair nearby to get some rest as Khoi was feeding his baby. After learning James was living on the street, Khoi asked what was the most difficult thing for James. “Not having water and showers,” James said. Khoi is grateful for the resources NWH provides for those in need as well as opportunities for corporal works of mercy.
Khoi and his wife, Thuong, recently had their first child. Their baby is truly a miracle. Taking care of a baby has taught Khoi a few things about serving others: sometimes he has to lose some sleep; sometimes he has to let go of a piece of himself; and baby just needs the basics.
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