Our Director, Polly Trout, is available to work with religious organizations and community groups to help them design and compassionate action projects in the community.
We are a partner organization with the fabulous Hillman City Collaboratory. Hillman City Collaboratory has drop in hours for houseless neighbors and others in need of a safe, loving place to be every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 a.m. to noon; we are looking for volunteers to provide compassionate presence during those drop in hours.
More information on how we are currently providing services to our houseless neighbors can be found here.
Patacara is the fiscal sponsor of Camp Second Chance, a self governing encampment in Southwest Seattle.
We support other groups that promote Compassionate Action and Engaged Buddhism, and need volunteers interested in movement building, community organizing, and grassroots education. We are inspired by Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Buddhist Global Relief, Zen Peacemakers, The International Network of Engaged Buddhists, and many more extraordinary groups around the world working to live the Dharma by extending kindness and compassion to all beings.
Right now, our efforts are focused on food justice and ending homelessness. As we grow, we want to add additional projects in these areas: early childhood education, elder care, and supportive services for immigrant and refugee communities.