Band together with Pearl Jam to fight homelessness

Article Contributed by Pearl Jam | Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We set out to create The Home Shows — a program of Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation to fight homelessness in King County — because we’re proud to call Seattle and the Pacific Northwest home.

Today, King County has the third-largest homeless population in the country, with more than 12,000 people experiencing homelessness. Homelessness in King County has doubled since 2014.

While we know there are many complex reasons for this crisis, our response to it must be united: no child, adult or family should have to experience homelessness.

Many people and organizations are already working hard to improve the lives of our homeless neighbors. These staffers and volunteers are on the front lines of this crisis each day — and they know the solutions:

Stopping homelessness before it starts;

Working with people or families experiencing homelessness to get them into housing or connected to other support;

Connecting people to affordable, permanent housing;

And breaking down silos that have stood in the way of region-wide collaboration.

We are doing what we can as one band to lend our voice and action.
Now, we need you.

Band together with us to fight homelessness. ACT NOW.


Fighting homelessness is going to take all of us, and it’s going to take commitment long after those final notes are played on August 10th at Safeco Field.