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Last updated on September 21, 2016


Lifelong is the leading community health organization serving people with chronic illnesses, including cancers, homebound seniors and HIV/AIDS, in Western Washington. We believe all people have a right to a roof over their head, healthy food to eat, and access to affordable healthcare. Lifelong delivers food, housing, and health services; collaborates with community organizations on the prevention and care of chronic disease; and advocates for effective HIV/ AIDS policy. Lifelong's goal is to keep people healthy. Simply put- we make health work.

When a person is living with a chronic illness and faced with financial hardships, getting healthy can be an overwhelming task. This struggle affects people in every corner of our community - from ambitious youth eager to start their lives but struggling to come to terms with their illness to seniors dealing with hunger and isolation.

Until they get back on their feet, we advocate to make sure the amazing people we serve receive what many of us take for granted - food, shelter, insurance, even human interaction.

Here's how we help:

  • For people living with a chronic illness, a nutritious meal can make a huge difference in the struggle for wellness. Our FOOD program, Chicken Soup Brigade, provides nourishment to our clients through its grocery and meal program.
  • When chronically ill people have a stable, safe place to live, they have a significantly better chance at improving their health. At Lifelong, we provide a variety of HOUSING options to create stable living situations for our clients.
  • The HEALTH of our clients is our number one priority. We help our clients get on insurance plans so they can get the care they need. We also focus on HIV prevention and education outreach, and work hard to ensure that funding for programs is maintained at the State and Federal levels.
  • Creating Community We build a strong network of support for our programs and services. Events, like our annual Seattle AIDS Walk and Dining Out For Life, raise both awareness and financial support for people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV/ AIDS, in Seattle/King County.

  • History:
    Lifelong was formed in 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. From our beginnings in 1983, when we passed a soup can around Volunteer Park and collected $42 to help people living with HIV/AIDS in our community, Lifelong has remained a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and continues to be a champion of healthy lives for all.

    Today, thirty years later, our years of serving people with HIV/AIDS has provided us with the knowledge base to help others experiencing hunger and the spectrum of other chronic illnesses.

    Our history is grounded in the support of the HIV/AIDS community and so is our future. As long as this disease is here, so are we.

    Contact people:

     Robyn Rodrigue, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)
    Katie Chapin, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
    Volunteer Department, (phone), (email)

    Main office number: (206) 957-1776
    TDD number: (206) 323-2685


     210 S. Lucile St
    Seattle, WA 98108
    This location is handicap accessible
    (See a map)

    Web Site: http://www.lifelong.org


     BY BUS - From downtown Seattle, take the 131, 132, or 124 to Georgetown. The 131 and 132 get off one block from Lifelong, at 4th and Brandon. The 124 gets off about a 10 minute walk from Lifelong, at. . . (more)
      Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: 2 miles - Sodo Light Rail Station,
      Walk distance (in minutes): 45
      Nearest Bus Stop: 4th & Brandon St/Lucile St - Bus lines 131 and 132 stop here, 3 minute walk

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    Last updated on September 21, 2016
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