We offer women's-only programming twice a week. We provide educational and harm reduction materials, connections to various organizations and resources around Seattle, and a kind, non-judgmental space for women to rest and be known. The Aurora Commons offers the only drop-in space on North Aurora directly serving women who are commercially sexually exploited, many of whom are drug dependent. We have developed relationships with over 135 women who work along Aurora. Aurora Commons is part of the CEASE Network and a part of the Adult Survivor's Collaborative with OPS, REST, and the YWCA.
The People's Kitchen project empowers and dignifies members of our community by providing adequate food supplies, a clean and sterile cooking environment, and access to a fully stocked kitchen, ensuring that all people at the Commons are able to prepare, cook, and share food with one another on a daily basis.
The Aurora Commons actively builds partnerships with area organizations and housing providers so that through the relationships we build, as we learn stories, we can appropriately bridge our unhoused friends neighbors to the resources they need.
FOOT & WOUND CARE CLINIC
Thanks to a collaborative effort with Puget Sound Christian Clinic and Bethany Community Church, and supported in part by the City of Seattle Human Services Department, we are able to provide free foot and wound care every week to our Aurora neighbors. Wednesdays from 11am-2pm.
CHAPLAIN OF PRESENCE
Our Chaplains of Presence play a crucial role at the Commons. They extend hospitality through care and conversation so that our guests feel welcomed, safe, and loved. Through the front lines work of our Chaplains, our Aurora neighbors receive the encouragement and support they need in order to pursue sobriety, housing, employment, escape from the sex trade, etc.