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Combating Homelessness

TBT is proud to have regularly hosted Tent City 4 since 2006. Tent City 4 (TC4) is operated by SHARE and WHEEL which are self-organized, democratic, grassroots non-profit organizations of un-housed and formerly un-housed individuals. SHARE was founded in 1990 and WHEEL was founded in 1993. They work to eradicate homelessness, educate the community and empower those experiencing homelessness. TC4 is a temporary homeless encampment that has been located in the Eastside since May 17, 2004.  

TC4’s daytoday operations are managed by its residents. TC4 can provide tents for up to 100 residents, including single adults and couples; children are not housed at TC4 except for brief emergency periods. The residents monitor entry into the camp. Any prospective resident is screened to ensure he or she is not registered in the sex offender database or has an outstanding arrest warrant. TC4 has operated in Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, King County (unincorporated areas), Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish and Woodinville. Over the last two years, TC4 has helped 154 people find permanent housing.



 Meals for TC4

Check out the "Meals 4 Shelters" calendar to see when meal donations are needed. If you would like to drop off a meal for TC4, send an email to Email if you are interested in learning more about any of the following: 

  • Donate to TBT's Mutual Aid Society
  • Volunteer in TBT's Mitzvah Garden 
  • Donate to the TBT Community Neighborhood Pantry 


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