About

Our Vision:

To help hurting and needy people in Shoreline experience a new life in Christ and to have the hope that new life brings. to fulfill the commandment to love one another by providing for physical needs as well as relational and spiritual support. We seek to create unity among believers by encouraging our client’s involvement in a local church of their choice

Our Values:

We value the concept of the Church as a force: the Church being Christ’s heart, hands an mouth in the community. We value prayer as the critical difference in all we attempt to do. We value character as more important than talent. We value God- given  gifts in women and men of all races and ethnic groups…….

Our History:

Shoreline Community Care began in 1987 as a ministry of Northwest Church of Christ in Shoreline, Washington. Initially food from a food pantry was provided to neighbors who came in and met with some women from the Church. Sometimes financial assistance was provided for rent or utilities. At some point it was clear that many neighbors were going around to different churches in order to get enough help for their financial need. Other churches in the area were seeing the same thing. In 1990 several Shoreline churches met together to pool our resources and develop an effective way to determine need and a plan to encourage financial independence. A Not for profit 501(c)3 corporation was formed with a bylaws and elected officers so that corporations and individuals could donate to meet Shoreline neighbor’s needs.

Coronavirus:

Shoreline Community Care received a $25,000 donation from the Seattle Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to provide extra funding for communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Many in the food services and direct care have lost their jobs and income during the pandemic. Having young children at home required parents to stay home with them, limiting their income. There has been an eviction moratorium and a utility shutoff moratorium for months now. It has always been understood that those moratoriums would end and that the money owed would need to be paid off. Shoreline Community Care is a faith based organization that has been helping Shoreline residents with rent and utility bills for over twenty years. Shoreline Community Care is an all volunteer group. Funds come largely from Shoreline churches and individuals. 98% of all donations has always been distributed to those in need in Shoreline without regard to religious belief or church membership.

Some of the clients don’t speak English or have other barriers to getting help. The volunteers work diligently to find ways around language and these other barriers. Volunteers talk to families about budgeting and being part of a supportive community. During the pandemic, The City of Shoreline provided funds to give families $50 grocery gift cards. The Seattle Foundation grant will enable S.C.C. to double the funds available to help Shoreline residents struggling with the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Anyone in Shoreline can call for an interview 206 496 3116.

Shoreline Community Care (SCC) is thrilled to receive $5,000.00 from the City of Shoreline as funding to meet the needs of coronavirus-related problems. While we cannot use this monies for rent assistance, we can use the funds for utility payments, gas and groceries. SCC expresses our HUGE thanks to the City of Shoreline for trusting us to distribute these funds to the residents of Shoreline, only. Please contact us if you live within the boundaries of Shoreline and need financial help during this coronavirus pandemic.

Annual Report: 2019 Annual Report

Contact us:

Contact us by phone:  (206) 496 3116

Through the US mail:    Shoreline Community Care c/o Berean Bible Church 2345 N185th St Shoreline WA 98133

Or email to: info@shorelinecommunitycare.org