House of Healing

I now live in my own apartment. I have a treatment plan and a part-time job. Sometimes I go back to the House to visit, to talk with new residents. I’m not alone anymore. I’m not lost.
— Former House of Healing Resident

The House of Healing is a emergency respite space where people living with and without mental illness live as peers. Eight people live in the home at any given time – four residents and four companions.  Residents stay from 3-6 months until they find permanent housing. 

The home was conceived of in early 2000 to offer a place of solace and rest to people leaving the hospital after an acute mental health hospitalization. It was Plymouth Healing Communities’ first home, and is still at the heart of our mission. Unlike many community shelters, the House of Healing offers a home, with individual rooms, home cooked meals, a garden, social outings, and a built in community of companionship.

Each resident is connected with mental health support through Harborview Behavioral Health Services. Harborview and PHC staff assist the residents with finding permanent housing. Residents who leave the house are offered a Community Companion to continue walking alongside them, and the House of Healing remains a welcoming community to them as long as they need or want it to be.

The community table at the House of Healing

The community table at the House of Healing

Spend a year of service living in Seattle at Plymouth House of Healing. Be part of the healing and hope for residents living with mental illness.

For position description and application, click HERE or email volunteer@plyhc.org