The GD Association is a non -profit
organization which provides affordable housing and
supportive services to low-income individuals and
It is the mission of the Association to
offer safe and stable housing in the Greater Seattle
area. In 1990, the members of the Goodwill Baptist
Church became fed up with an old abandoned building
next to their church that had been attracting drug
activity. A group of members decided to use the
building to help the community.
formed a Board of Directors. With the help of Sharon
Lee, now famous for her advocacy for low-income
housing, a non-profit organization was created to
begin a transition home for teen mothers and their
children. The building was named the Aridell
Mitchell Home in honor of the wife of the founding
Pastor of the Goodwill Baptist Church.
In 1998, the
Association began the Norman Mitchell Manor and the
Alma Gamble Home, both of which serve the elderly,
disabled and homeless.
The purpose of the
GD Association to:
- Eliminate homelessness in
the area by providing housing for low income and
at risk teen parent families, the elderly and
- To advocate for public
policy changes that benefit the homeless and
others and increase awareness in the community
concerning low income housing.
- The help families obtain
and remain in permanent housing, increase skills
and income, and to achieve greater
- To provide supportive
services, such as case management and child care
to those served through the agencies of the
Association and to the area.