In good faith, the Community Taskforce worked diligently to collect and advocate for the needs and concerns of the community.  A draft of the Community Response Plan was released to the City in mid-June with a promise to discuss and respond to the community concerns. On Monday, July 10, 2017, Mayor Murray emailed the Navigation Center Community Taskforce his response and supporting documents outlining the City’s plan in regard to the Chinatown/International District’s concerns about the safety, public health, economic and cultural impacts posed by the Navigation Center.  The following outlines the events leading up to the engagement process:

All community meetings, press releases, and information around the Navigation Center will be available online at here or follow FLS on Facebook for updates about other advocacy activities.

Community Resources:

  • 2-1-2 (866-427-4747) – Crisis Clinic (website and customer service available in five languages including English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Amharic)
  • 206-223-3644 – Evergreen Treatment Services – Reach Program (City designated outreach team – Navigation Team
  • 206-322-1763 – DESC Navigation Center
  • CID Public Safety Contacts
  • How is the City addressing homelessness?

Supporting Documents & Information:

Friends of Little Saigon (FLS) is a nonprofit organization that is facilitating community conversations around the Navigation Center. FLS received funding from the Human Services Department to continue to engage the community and develop a Response Plan. However, we do not work for the City of Seattle. We stand to advocate for the community.