Issaquah residents use human services campus
November 16, 2010
Together Center — a human services campus in Redmond — served more than 67,000 people last year, including 1,186 Issaquah residents. The campus, formerly known as the Family Resource Center, also served 762 people from Sammamish.
Overall, the number of people using the services at the campus jumped from 42,000 in 2009. The campus serves as a source for food, shelter, medical and dental care, and youth and family counseling.
Together Center adds up the number of the specific, documented clients tracked at each of the agencies to reach the total number served on campus. Some people might be counted by multiple agencies. For instance, a client at the food bank might also be counted at the clinic.
“This big leap in activity jibes with the anecdotal experience of our agencies, as well as our own,” Together Center Executive Director Pam Mauk said in a news release. “We have noted the heavy use of the campus by people in stress. Even in one small area, the use of our free lobby phones: Where we counted about 750 people using these the previous year, we passed that number in July.”