The Agape House



we provide housing education and employment opportunity

Mission Of The HOUSE

Our Mission

Since 2014, AGAPE HOUSE has led a coordinated community effort with the goal of ending Black and Brown girls and youth (ages 18-27 years) homelessness in the Greater Seattle/King area.

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The Agape House’s Approach is
Unique, Different, yet highly Effective


The housing is for the underserved in the systems and yet the overrepresented in those same systems in King County.


Agape House partners with public and private agencies and businesses, community college systems, public high schools to provide basic and higher education, technical


Young women who are able to get employment without the benefit of a basic education end up as the working poor.


We believe that a multi-generational approach is healthy for the young woman and utilizes the talents of an older generation that have often raised their children.

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The Hill We Climb

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The Agape House

Exective director
Kiti Ward

The Hill We Climb

“Our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful.
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid,
the new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Amanda Gordon
National Youth Poet Laureate


“Agape house has been a savior in my life. I first started getting involved with Agape house in 2015 after I got my GED and went straight into attending Seattle Central College. I was seventeen at this time just about to age out of foster care. At the time I had doubts that a woman like me could really become successful.

Deja Williams
Successful college student
former foster child

I am Bette Tate-Beaver. I have over 40 years of community activism, planning and organization, etc as a community activist, consultant educator and mentor. For the last 15 years I have focused my activism through the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).

Bette Tate-Beaver
Executive Director

Heroes of The House

those with heroic heart

We believe every woman needs a support system in order to succeed. An integral part of the Agape House Model incorporates the personal female coach/mentor who commits. to one woman, for a year, who has aged-out of foster care. Additionally, there is at least one professional mentor who is committed to overseeing the success of that same woman.The heroes of the house have helped us paint, lay floor, cook, make calls and connections, volunteer on our Board and Advisory Committee, strategize, advise, offered culturally competent and life skill training, case management, discuss reports, new developments.

From The Blog

The Agape House commits to give you the most recent news and our thoughts about women and women of color. Your comments are welcomed. Kiti Ward, Executive Director

November 26, 2021

In King County, Blacks comprise approximately 5% of the population. Black women are approximately 3% of that group. Yet, Black and Brown people are the overrepresented, the underserved in most…
November 26, 2021

Many homeless youth look like they are doing well. The 2021 One Night Count, however, shows that women, all women of all colors, comprise over 60% of those living in…
November 26, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) notes that foster care is a pipeline to sexual trafficking in the United States. Across the county approximately 60% of those in foster care…
November 26, 2021

Black women are a small number in King County yet they comprise a disproportionate number of those who are criminalized, in juvenile detention, jail, prison. Once a youth "gets a…