A recent assignment I had for the Service Employee's International Union for National Adjunct Walkout Day at Seattle University.
Last week I went out with Officer and Laura, an outreach associate with the Veterans Administration. The goals was to locate homeless veterans and get them information about housing options available. We were successful and located a handful. These are just some images from that day.
Last week, down the street from my house, I came across an eviction of a homeless encampment. Seattle, like many other west coast cities, have large homeless populations. With strong homeless rights and many services available, an estimated 8,000 people a night are living on the streets of the emerald city.
What transpired as I photographed the event was moving. Officer TJ Wear assisted with and helped those whose homes were being removed by the city with compassion and understanding. He helped carry others belongings and organize them as well as buy time for one individual who was being rushed by the clean up crew. Officer Wear also actively tries to find more permanent housing situations for those who do not have in his district. I look forward to working more with Officer Wear and the homeless of Seattle.