To our Aurora area neighbors:
It has come to our attention that a local business owner is misleading many of our neighbors. In addition to numerous other false claims, he is saying that we currently host a needle exchange program at the Commons. To clarify, we do not. While we have considered the possibility of hosting a needle exchange program (1-2 hours per week), we do not! If we ever consider this possibility any further, we would certainly host a public meeting to hear your voice.
Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions about who we are and what we do. The Aurora Commons was started by and is run by neighbors who live in this neighborhood, a block or two off of Aurora. Many of us have young children and own homes here - we care deeply about having a safe and thriving neighborhood. Certainly, Aurora still has its fair share of issues, however, since we opened 2.5 years ago, the Seattle Police department has informed us that the number of 911 calls to 90th and Aurora has drastically decreased. Furthermore, we have helped countless people transition from homelessness into housing and addiction to recovery.
Executive Director, Aurora Commons