Housing opportunities for homeless veterans and other homeless individuals working through mental illness in Auburn, WA took a much needed gain on Friday afternoon. As an Ambassador for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, attending opening ceremonies and participating in ribbon cuttings is just part of the position. However, being touched by the care and compassion demonstrated at the dedication ceremony for Valley Cities Landing on Friday afternoon was truly a priviledge.
Valley Cities Landing is a 24-unit studio apartment complex designed and implemented through the cooperative efforts of the State of Washington, King County, the City of Auburn, and Valley Cities Counseling services.
Located at 2516 I Street NE, the facility is absolutely beautiful! Including the central community center with laundry facilities, each of the units contains a full kitchen and bath and combined sleeping and living area–just like any other well-designed studio apartment. The units are fully furnished — right down to soap in the bathrooms, utensils in the kitchen, and blankets and sheets on the bed. Even nicer, each of the units has either a small courtyard or balcony, complete with a patio table and chairs. Some of the units are set up specifically for disabled access, with kitchens and bathrooms carefully designed for individuals confined to wheelchairs.
Valley Cities Landing is specifically designed to assist veterans and homeless persons that are currently receiving counseling services through Valley Cities. Here they will continue to receive supportive services while living on their own, preparing their own meals, maintaining their apartments and paying a portion of their rent.
For more information about Valley Cities Landing, contact Valley Cities at 253-939-4055.