who we serve

You can learn about who DESC serves through these videos. You can also see many of DESC's videos on Vimeo.

Home at Last from DESC on Vimeo.


Enhancing Life at DESC from DESC on Vimeo.

DESC 2016 Breakfast of Champions VR film

The Virtual Reality of Housing First: A 360º Journey Take a 360º journey through one man's life as he moves from living outdoors on the streets of Seattle to his Housing First unit in DESC's permanent supportive housing program. To view in VR format (virtual reality), you will need a headset, a VR gear/viewer like Google Cardboard, Oculus, etc.

2016 DESC documentary - "Paper Horns"

IMAGINE: A World WIthout Homelessness Success stories and challenges through the eyes of clients who DESC serve.

Roger's Story - A Life Reclaimed tells Roger's story of addiction and homelessness and how with DESC's help, he overcame his obstacles and began life anew.

DESC's Building Blocks shows how DESC provides the building blocks to end chronic homelessness through providing security, community, self worth and hope.

Making Her Way Back tells the story of DESC resident Cheena and how with the help of DESC she has made her way back from homelessness to a stable life in her own home.

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes chronicles the story of superhero Jon, DESC client, who moves through our programs and on to a self sustaining life. Along the way we learn of other superheroes: volunteers and donors, who join in the fight to end homelessness.

DESC in 3D: A Documentary from 2010 was presented at our 2nd annual fund-raising gala chronicling how we serve the most vulnerable homeless population: those who are mentally disabled and chronically addicted.

Where They Are from 2009 is a docuportrait by NonFiction Media commissioned by DESC for our 30th Anniversary in November, 2009. This video shares a range of our clients' stories, illustrating how we touch the lives of those we serve.

1811 Eastlake from Ryan McNamee on Vimeo. This is an inside look at Downtown Emergency Service Center's 1811 Eastlake project and the Housing First Philosophy.

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