About Us

The GD Association is a non -profit organization which provides affordable housing and supportive services to low-income individuals and families.

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.

The members 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 disabled persons.
  • 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 self-determination.
  • To provide supportive services, such as case management and child care to those served through the agencies of the Association and to the area.