Grateful to those who are making a difference in Seattle
September 11, 2023
The progressive crime, drug, and homeless policies of Seattle’s current elected officials have allowed open air drug markets to thrive in our city creating a cruel existence for those addicted and living on the streets .
Journalist Jonothan Choe has told the stories of many people who are stuck in the tragic cycle of drug addiction as he reports for the Discovery Institute’s Fix Homelessness Project. Most of these reports are heart-breaking and frustrating to watch. Yet occasionally there are stories that provide a glimmer of hope when one of those individuals has broken the cycle and takes the initial steps on the road to recovery.
One such story is Kaylee Gordon. In June 2022, Choe reported on Kaylee, a Wyoming singer/songwriter who moved to Seattle in 2020 with her boyfriend. The relationship ended and last year Choe found Kaylee and her dog living in a tent in the woods of West Seattle.
Kaylee’s family, who had been searching for her, recently saw Choe’s report and worked with Seattle homeless outreach groups “The More We Love” and “We Heart Seattle” to locate her. Choe reported how volunteers passed out fliers and talked with those at the street drug markets and in homeless shelters trying to locate Kaylee.
Last Saturday evening Kaylee was finally found. She was passed out on the sidewalk near an open air drug market at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Pike Street. Choe reported as those from “The More We Love” were able to overcome Kaylee’s initial anger and tirades to convince her to get some help.
Kaylee’s family state that they have been working with her and that she is now out of Seattle and heading into treatment. They are very thankful to the efforts of Kristine Moreland with The More We Love, street preacher Matthew Meinecke, and Jonathan Choe’s reports.