Impact

Check our dashboard for projections on the funding necessary to address the need.

We are working closely with the school district to address any gaps in service and help ensure no student experiences hunger or homelessness in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Nutritional Assistance

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen food assistance increase 50%. To fill this gap, Bellevue LifeSpring implemented an emergency extension of our Breaktime-Mealtime program. We have provided more than 1,173,794 meals since March of 2020. 

Emergency Rent Assistance

Our board has voted to waive the requirement of a 14-day eviction notice so that we can assist families who are at risk of becoming homeless. We have provided rent assistance for 918 families, preventing homelessness for 1,767 children, since March 2020. 

See What the School District Is Saying About Our Services:

“Thank you, SO MUCH, for making the vouchers happen in such short order. Many went in the mail today, and the families that need them most will get them soon. Thank you for working so hard on behalf of our most vulnerable students and their families.” – Melissa Slater, Equity Project Leader and National Board Program Coordinator for the Bellevue School District.

“We rely on Bellevue LifeSpring to be the first line of defense for families in crises. In addition to their ambitious goal of closing the graduation gap for students experiencing poverty, Bellevue LifeSpring has always been flexible and responsive to emerging needs. It is important to support Bellevue LifeSpring to make the success of all Bellevue students a reality.” – Dr. Ivan Duran, Former Bellevue School District Superintendent.