Our Inspiration

A message from our Executive Director,

Georgia Mattson is the inspiration for the Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter

I met Georgia Mattson in November 2007 while employed with the SilverdaleUnitedMethodistChurch.  Mrs. Mattson was the type of person who would give anything to those she met on the streets, from a word of encouragement to food. She was not one to support a bad habit but if she met someone willing to accept what was offered, Georgia would do her best to ensure that person got what he/she needed.  As we became friends, we shared a vision: no one should have to spend the night outside in the cold. 

Georgia died December 16, 2009 before the realization of her dream to establish a permanent shelter that would be open seven days a week no matter how cold, wet or dry the weather.  As Georgia’s colleague in mission work within the Kitsap Community, I have no intention of disappointing her memory. Through my family’s dedication and the support expressed by many of Georgia’s family and friends to the Vulnerable Population of Kitsap County, we started The Weaver Foundation.

This organization is devoted to fulfilling Georgia’s dream. I hope you will join us in honoring the woman who thought everyone deserved help.

Leann Weaver-Executive Director

Georgia’s House

Georgia’s House, which is operated by The Weaver Foundation – Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter, is a 501 (c) (3) organization. The house is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our program is for low-income homeless women and children as well as women who have experienced domestic violence.

Our facility has five separate bedrooms. Families are always placed together in the same bedroom. Our clients are all referrals from non-profit agencies in the Kitsap Community. Our staff consist of all volunteers who are willing to show compassion as well as provide listening ears and hearts.

The foundation’s primary focus is providing shelter and everyday living necessities to women over age 18 while they are working to overcome their homeless circumstances. The Weaver Foundation-Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter does not discriminate in regards to race or beliefs.

WFGMMS partners with Wind of the Spirit Ministries, our spiritual inspiration in providing the services we offer. WOS provides monthly financial support to cover our insurance, and are available for counselling for clients needing guidance in areas other than what we can offer.

Georgia Mattson was the office manager for this organization for 20 years after she retired. Wind of the Spirit Ministries have always been a part of Georgia’s House.