Despite the challenges of 2020, The Writing Den had a productive year! Have a look at our 2020 Annual Report to see our adaptions, impact, and achievements that furthered our mission to enable those in need with the power to 'put pen to paper' - virtually and in person when safe.
Downtown San Diego Partnership's President Betsy Brennan sat down with The Writing Den for their "Convos and Coffee" local business series. Co-Founders Jill Higson and Christian Michaels shared the organization's pandemic pivots and impact and what's next for "America's Finest City".
JustUs Partners Foundation honored The Writing Den as 1 of 11 San Diego County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations inspiring healing and helping underserved youth, families, and communities at their virtual Sawubona Gala. We are so grateful for their $1,000 grant as well. Click here to see the gala presentation.
We are proud to share The Writing Den’s continued growth and impact in our second year of helping the homeless communicate and (re)connect through the power of handwriting. Read about our 2019 growth, impact and achievements!
The Winter edition of University of Washington Magazine features alumni and Writing Den leaders Kay Stelter and Executive Director Jill Higson for the positive impact our dens have in Seattle, New York, and San Diego. Click here to read the article.
We were grateful for a holiday visit from Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s office. She joined guests and staff for festive writing and greetings at our Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen monthly den.
Co-Founder Jill Higson is honored and grateful to one of thirteen chosen innovating and inspiring "Soho House Pioneers" by the Soho House and RIMOWA. Get to know Jill's and other game changers' work in Soho House Notes issue.
The Writing Den opened our second Seattle den at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter and is overseen by Den Leader, Kay Stelter. UGM is the city’s oldest organization with the mission to end hunger and homelessness. 1,000+ meals are served daily and accompanied by social services to men, women, and children guests.
In our effort to create continued awareness of NYC's homeless issue, we were thrilled Erick Bottcher, Chief of Staff and Wyatt Frank, Council Aide to New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson stopped by our Muhlenberg Library monthly den.
The Writing Den thanks for Optimist Club of Coronado for hosting us at their monthly meeting. It was a great opportunity to introduce our work to their benevolent organization's members. Photo of Coronado Optimists President, Carla Fargo and The Writing Den Co-Founder, Christian Michaels.
The San Diego Union-Tribune featured an article about The Writing Den and the work we do. Reporter Gary Warth had the opportunity to interview some of those in need who have benefited from the writing services we offer. Click button or link to view article.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership held a luncheon for its new members. The Writing Den is proud to be one of them! We hope to align our mission to connect those in need with their homeless outreach programs. Visit downtownsandiego.org for more information.
We are thrilled to share The Writing Den’s first press! New York City's Chelsea News front page feature in their weekly issue about our mission, impact, and four dens in the Big Apple. Fantastic start to the new year! Click button or link to view article.