Friday, December 23, 2011

Siding and Sprinkler System Being Installed Now.

Upon completion, Vision House Jacob’s Well in Shoreline will provide a home and support services for 20 homeless families. Modeled after the successful Vision House program in Renton that serves 23 families, Jacob's Well will include a licensed child care center as well as a crisis center and program space. Since we construct our facilities debt-free, we're building on a pay-as-you-go basis and have raised the funding needed to get through painting the 3-story exterior and installing the fire sprinklers. Businesses, churches, individuals and community groups are now raising money for the heating and mechanical and have collected about $25,000 of the $80,000 needed. Hopefully we will be installing that in a few months as the dollars come in. Our goal, if donations continue to come in, is to move homeless families into the complex sometime in 2012.

Here are a few links that provide more information about the project:

There are opportunities for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help out on the construction site on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Contact Kristi for more information: or 425-228-6356. Check back often for updates!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Board at a Time

Quite literally... one board at a time! First piece of siding installed today. Glass front doors installed last week. Hope to be moving homeless families in by the middle of 2012. Next step is raising the money for the heating system. Thanks hard-working volunteers and generous donors for getting us this far!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jacob's Well Complex Making Progress!

Our new complex in Shoreline for homeless moms and kids is coming along! The windows are in and the exterior doors have been installed. We're also getting ready to put up the siding. 

Thanks to Scott Fuller, Bob Sime, Ted Almquist and Don Ricker for their hard work on a cold Saturday morning. Someday the pitter patter of children's feet running around the Jacob's Well complex will bless all of your hard work!

Together we WILL get this built for the many homeless mothers and children in our community who need a place to restore their lives! Thanks to so many individuals, churches, businesses and community groups that are partnering with us to make this dream become a reality. We need funding, in-kind donations and volunteers to help us build this complex DEBT-FREE!

There are volunteer opportunities each week, usually on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Email Kristi Slattery ( to let her know if you'd like to be added to our construction email list to receive updates on how you can lend a hand. You can help out often or just as your schedule allows.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dessert Fundraiser brings in $75,000!

We’re pleased to report that a total of $75,000 was raised at the Jacob's Well Dessert Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th! Originally, the total was $61,300, but a generous donor made a $13,700 contribution a couple of days after the event to get us to our next step in the project, which is installing the fire sprinkler system to keep families safe while living at Jacob's Well. Praise God, we're moving forward! Special thanks to Matt Case, radio host with KCMS 105.3 and the Seattle Children's Chorus. See the pictures!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Windows Are In!

Thanks to Alderwood Community Church and Intermountain Glass for raising the money for the windows and doing all of the installation. They look beautiful!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rain City Rotary.......You Rock!

Thanks to Rain City Rotary for all of your help on the Jacob's Well construction site. Your efforts take us one step closer to providing housing to homeless mothers and children in the Shoreline area. You ROCK!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Your donation will be DOUBLED !

Great News! Your donation will be doubled by a generous matching gift from Campbell Nelson Nissan VW. For every dollar donated, they will match 100% up to $56,000. This is a great time to make a donation to help build Jacob's Well.

Thanks to Kurt and Craig Campbell, owners of Campbell Nelson Nissan VW.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Plumbing and Windows Start Today

We have been amazed and blessed by the outpouring of support on our new expansion project in Shoreline called Jacob’s Well. Nearly 500 volunteers from more than 30 different churches, community groups and businesses have been working tirelessly to frame the new complex. So far, volunteers have contributed over 8,000 service hours in about 8 weeks’ time and served 1,100 meals along with countless cookies, muffins and cups of hot coffee, all to make workers feel appreciated. We estimate that the volunteer effort has saved the project $180,000, which is an incredible gift during economic times like we are in.

Upon completion, Jacob’s Well will have 20 apartments, a counseling center and a child care center. It’s being modeled after the successful Vision House program in Renton, which has been providing transitional housing and support services for over 20 years.

What’s Next?

The roof is nearing completion thanks to Bob Hernaki and Redmond Roofing. Windows and plumbing starts today and next are the doors and siding. Since we are committed to building our facilities debt-free, the next fundraising step is to raise $340,000 to install the heat and lights. Every week of activity on the construction site brings us one step closer to bringing a home to homeless families. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Roofing Installation this Weekend.

Very generous donations from Malarkey Roofing Materials, Redmond Roofing, Pioneer Trucking and a group of talented volunteers! Click here for the slideshow!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pics from today's build.

We made amazing progress today and are grateful for the incredible volunteers from Design Lab Inc., GGLO, JW volunteers and Antioch Bible Church who provide lunch! Thank you! We just love checking off those items from our punch list!! Check out the pics!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Volunteer Opportunities for June

We will be working on the Jacob’s Well construction site for the next three Saturdays. Primary tasks are framing finish work. If you can be on a ladder and willing to hammer nails you are qualified to be on site! 

Below are the dates and times and lunch is provided. Hope to see you there!

·         Saturday, June 11, 9AM - 5PM
·         Saturday, June 18, 9AM - 5PM
·         Saturday, June 25, 9AM - 5PM

Please RSVP so we can plan lunch at the following link!

Email me if you need a map or directions or more informaton regarding the pick up list. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Work Parties for Two Weeks! Enjoy the time off.

Great news! We had a Topping Out Celebration last Sunday to celebrate the end of framing. For those who couldn’t make it, here is a link to the photos below - Enjoy!

Please take a well-deserved couple of weeks off! No volunteer work parties for the next two weeks! Work parties will start again June 11th, 18th and 25th.

We estimate that your effort has helped to save the project $180,000! That is huge and THANK YOU for all your hard work!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Topping Out Celebration and Volunteer Opportunities This Week.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 8AM to 5PM – Professionals and Skilled workers needed on site for roof framing and sheathing.
  • Thursday, May 19th, 8AM to 5PM – Professional and Skilled workers will be on site to complete the roof framing and sheathing.  
  • Friday, May 20th, 9AM to 5PM – We need 20-30 Unskilled, Skilled and Professional volunteers. We will be working on pick-up framing and site cleanup. (Hearty lunch will be provided)
  • Saturday, May 21th, 9AM to 5PM – We need 50-60 Unskilled, Skilled and Professional volunteers. We will be working on pick-up framing and site cleanup and preparing the site for the Topping Out BBQ on Sunday. (Hearty lunch will be provided)
  • Sunday, May 22, 12:30 to 2PM.  Everyone is invited! Bring your family and friends to the Topping Out Celebration! There will be a FREE BBQ lunch, tours, and special recognition for the team leaders. Permanent pens and photographs of volunteers in action will be provided so you can write messages of hope, verses and inspirations and/or pen your picture to the interior framing.  
Please email me regarding what days you would like to attend at

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

JW Construction Update

We rolled the last truss last Saturday! Work this week will consist of the following:

Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th - Skilled and Professionals will be on the roof bracing the trusses and nailing on the sheathing. 9AM to 5PM. Unskilled laborers are needed to provide the plywood to the guys on the roof. After the trusses are secure unskilled/semi-skilled workers are needed to cut the plates out of the door openings and start pulling the braces. We also have free firewood and what isn't taken needs to go in the dumpster.    

And as always, a hearty lunch is provided!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Topping Out Celebration! Don't miss it!

We are celebrating the amazing accomplishment of over 500 volunteers from 30 different churches who donated nearly 8,000 hours to frame the Vision House Jacob’s Well complex for homeless moms and kids. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Lunch and Tours —12:30 PM and 1:00 PM
Ceremony — 1:30 PM
Self-guided tours, prayer and reflection— 2:00 PM

Location:   Jacob’s Well site, Shoreline
E-mail for directions:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Volunteer Opportunities for this Week

  •  Tuesday, May 3, 9AM to 5PM – Skilled, Semi-skilled and professionals needed to finish framing on the third floor to prepare for the trusses.
  • Friday, May 6th 8AM to 5PM – We need 50 Unskilled, Skilled and Professional volunteers. ROOF TRUSSES will be onsite and ready to roll! (Hearty lunch will be provided) 
  • Saturday, May 7th, 9AM to 5PM – We need 50 Unskilled, Skilled and Professional volunteers. If you are on the roof, harnessing and roping off will be required as we sheath the roof! (Please park near the site, no transportation plan for this weekend, directions to the site attached. Hearty lunch will be provided.)
  • Wednesday, May 18th, 12PM to 1PM – NoHomelessKids Benefit Luncheon - Bellevue Hilton Hotel. Volunteers are working to raise money to install the HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Wear your shirt, bring your friends and come support the effort. RSVP’s required by May 11th.  Click here for more info.
  • Sunday, May 22, 1PM to 3PM. Topping Out Party. Lunch, a prayer walk and time to celebrate. Permanent pens will be provided so you can write messages of hope, verses and inspirations.