Our mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness and addiction by providing community-based social services to those in need.

FOOD for those who are Hungry HYGIENE for those who are Homeless RECOVERY for those who are Addicted.

Thank you to everyone who came to our

2018 Community of Hope Breakfast!

See below for pictures and videos from the event. If you were unable to attend our breakfast but would like to make a donation, please click the “Donate” box.

We had the best time celebrating and reflecting on our Community of Hope.

As a small (but mighty) organization, we are so thankful for our large and supportive community. As our Executive Director, Shawna McMahon, stated at the Breakfast, the work we do is crucial for the people we serve who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. We are filling a very important gap in services and addressing a very important need.  While others work on “solving the homeless crisis”, there are still people who need to be cared for and we will continue to help them.  We will continue to meet their basic needs of food, shelter, clean clothes and showers.  We will be there to say:  If you are in need of hope…we are here to help you!   (See the ICS Breakfast video here.) We were so honored to hear from Peter, a graduate from our Recovery Program.  He explained his journey through alcoholism and the way in which Immanuel Community Services helped him get through this addiction. His heartwarming story gives us all hope and we celebrate with him today as he reconnected with his daughter after running into her on their shared college campus. She was blown away to see her father sober and studying to build a new life. Their relationship is stronger than ever, and we are so proud of Peter.  (See Peter’s intro video here.)

The work we do is not possible without you!!  Thanks to your support and generosity, we raised over $49,000 in just one hour!


Thank you all for being a part of our Community of Hope.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Dine Out for ICS on August 30th!

We had a wonderful time with friends and neighbors, enjoying delicious food and helping our neighbors experiencing hunger & homelessness at the same time!!  Thanks to Lunchbox Laboratory for inviting us!

Pearl Jam Day of Volunteering

We had a group of about 15 wonderful volunteers come in on Thursday, August 9th for the Pearl Jam Home Shows Day of Caring. We are so lucky that these folks spent the day helping out around Immanuel Community Services. We cooked a delicious meal for our hygiene center guests (including french toasts, eggs, potatoes and baked goods, yum!). We then did a much needed deep clean of our kitchen, which is regularly used by upwards of twenty people. We also sorted and organized our clothing donations. Now, we can effectively hand out clothing to individuals in need. We are so excited by all of the work that was done and we had a blast while doing it.

A big THANK YOU to our volunteers! Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you for joining us at the South Lake Union Block Party!

Hygiene Kits!

What a wonderful day at the South Lake Union Block Party! Guests stopped by our booth and made hygiene kits for our folks who use the ICS Hygiene Center! The kits were loaded full with plenty of good supplies; shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and more!

Thank you all for joining us at the 3rd annual Putt Putt Tournament!!! 

Thanks to your support, we raised $15,381!!

The rain was coming down heavy the night before the tournament, but luckily the weather cleared up just in time for us to have a beautiful day! Laughs were had, friendships were formed, and the community spirit was high. With the good weather and wonderful community spirit, Putt Putt was a tremendous success this year! We had 15 amazing teams join us this year – all sporting unique and goofy team names. Shout out to all of the teams that participated: Immanuel Community Services Putt Putt, No Ifs Ands or Putts, SLU Chamber Hole in 1 Club, We Only Play Complicated Games, Hillard’s Heroes 71, Chitty Chitty Putt Putt, What, When you Buy a Hat Like This I Bet You Get a Free Bowl of Soup, Huh?, Jewell’s Team, Supper Club Leftovers, The Hole in Ones, Mother Putter, The Doers, Pastor’s Players, I Like Big Putts and Cannot Lie, and HJortman.

While the putt putt was all fun and games, it wouldn’t be a tournament without winners!

Most Funds Raised: Friedhoff Putt Putt Team

Lowest Score: Mother Putters

Highest Score: Chitty Chitty Putt Putt

Team Spirit: No Ifs Ands or Putts!

Most Funds Raised: Cindy Jackson

Lowest Score: Ian Groff

Highest Score: Siri Quigley

Best Costume: Darth Vader

This event would not have been possible without our wonderful sponsors! Thank you for your contributions and dedication to ICS! At a time like this, the support we receive is necessary to continue ensuring that the homeless and the recovering can get the care and support they need to have safe, healthy lives.

Josh Post Thrivent Financial Consultant

Thank you all for your generous support, your contributions help to make a difference in the South Lake Union community and beyond! If you missed this years tournament, don’t worry – join us next year. We are already looking forward to next years Putt Putt Golf Tournament!!


A heartfelt thank you to everyone who gave during GiveBIG!!! Thanks to your generosity, we collected over $18,400 – an ICS GiveBIG record!!!

Your gift will help feed the hungry and offer shelter and basic services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and recovery for those struggling with addiction.

Thank you for GivingBIG!!  Thank you for GivingHOPE!!!

Our programs are made possible by generous support from our partners:

We are so proud to be the recipient of a Guidestar 2018 Bronze Seal of Transparency!