Luncheon Raises Almost $700,000 to Fight Family Homelessness

On Monday, May 8th, the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue had almost 700 guests eager and attentive to consider their legacy.  The Vision House Luncheon featured speaker and New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff, who spoke on the joy of neighbors and community coming together to be a safety net - a safety net of care and support we all desperately need - especially local moms and kids at Vision House.

The goal of this event was to raise support for families experiencing homelessness in the greater Puget Sound area, and that is exactly what was done.  Almost $700,000 has been raised to help provide safety and healing for families.

Executive Director, Melissa Gehrig, shared about the continuum of care that Vision House provides for families.  “Families are in crisis and just getting them housed is not enough.  We can’t just put someone in a house and expect them to be successful in keeping it.”  Gehrig shared that the Vision House program includes case management, accountability, and time with licensed mental health counselors.  This strategy has enabled Vision House to have a success rate historically of 90-92% in moving families to permanent housing.  



Monday, May 8th @12pm
Meydenbauer Center | Bellevue, WA




With Special Guest, Bob Goff

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Love DoesEverybody AlwaysDream Big, and Undistracted. Bob continues to be inspired by friendships he’s developed with others around the world who live their lives pursuing strategic ways to help others. You can typically find Bob writing and taking calls from his boat, welcoming people to The Oaks—his Southern California retreat center, or at an event speaking. Bob's greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and, most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria Goff, and spend time with their amazing kids and grandkids. For more, check out and


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