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.
Art is one of the ways the Aurora Commons loves this world, the community, the neighbor, and the self. Our art therapy program strives to offer a kind and supportive space for people to create, grow, and dive deep into their hearts. The Aurora Commons provides all the supplies and the space needed to create. Our art groups have focused on fear, on hope, and on the internal struggle we all face. We offer space for those among of us who are uniquely gifted to teach a class in their area of interest, such as making dream-catchers, beading, drawing, and writing. Aurora Commons art classes focus on performance art, self-portraits, drumming, body work, and all types of visual art.
FOOT & WOUND CARE CLINIC
Thanks to a collaborative effort with Puget Sound Christian Clinic and Bethany Community Church, we are able to provide free foot and wound care twice a month to our Aurora neighbors. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
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.
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Thank you for giving! Because of you, people have a safe space to be known, cared-for, and loved.