From left to right: Kathy Stewart, Aegis Living Vice President of Nursing and Care; Paul Lambros, Chief Executive Officer for Plymouth Housing; and Kris Engskov, President of Aegis Living. Courtesy of Aegis Living.

Bellevue-based Aegis Living, a nationwide senior assisted living and memory care organization, has donated $1 million to address homelessness in the Greater Seattle area.

The money will be directed toward the Plymouth Housing’s PROOF campaign, helping to develop permanent housing and establish solid community resources for residents. Plymouth Housing is a non-profit housing agency supporting those experiencing chronic homelessness.

This is the largest donation in Aegis Living’s history, said Dwayne Clark, founder and CEO of Aegis Living. “The first step to a happy, healthy life is achieving the stability and security of long-term housing and care, but our work can’t stop there,” Clark said. “We must give people the opportunity to come alive and thrive through a sense of community and empowerment. We have done this at Aegis Living and hope to do the same for those at Plymouth Housing.”

Along with the monetary donation, Aegis Living will offer insights on building communities and supporting older adults. They will provide training and support to Plymouth Housing residents, caregivers, and volunteer staff. Aegis Living will offer regular workshops on health and safety practice for an aging population, caring for those with mental and/or physical challenges, and more.

To learn more about Plymouth Housing’s PROOF campaign, visit their website located here.