ABOUT US      

Our Mission and Vision

Vine Maple Place is a Christian organization that breaks the generational cycle of homelessness by working with single parents and their children.  Our approach offers safety, provides stability, and equips to self-sufficiency.
The vision of Vine Maple Place is to end family homelessness in South King County, resulting in healthier communities where every child and parent has a stable home to grow and thrive.


Vine Maple Place has achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency Rating on Candid (formerly Guidestar), the world’s largest source of information on non-profit organizations. This rating puts Vine Maple Place in the top 0.1% of charities nationally in terms of transparency.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency indicates that Vine Maple Place shares clear and important information with the public about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements and progress metrics as well as in-depth financial information. 

Check out Vine Maple Place’s Candid profile.

Our History, Est. 2000

Vine Maple Place incorporated in 2000 as a non-profit transitional housing service when 9 churches in Maple Valley joined together to help homeless single mothers with children have a place to live, and recover from homelessness. By 2011, we served 14 single parents and their children per year.

In 2012 we began to research and pilot new, effective ways of helping families facing homelessness become safe, stable, and self-sufficient. The Stable Families model was launched in September 2012 and today serves 524 families annually. The Stable Families model serves families who are homeless, or days away from eviction

By emphasizing a client-focused, integrated approach that’s evidence-based, and assessed for effectiveness, families recovering from homelessness are successful. After exiting the Program, 91% are still housed one year later. Compared to the old model, the Stable Families program today helps families spend less than half the amount of the time in our services – a reduction from 18 months to the current average of 5.5 months – and has decreased costs by 79% per family. 524 families and 1033 children have been served in 2020 – with a 2,366% increase in individuals served from 2012 – 2020. With the opening of the Family Hope Center (debt-free) in November 2018, the physical capacity has tripled to serve more moms and kids, and so has the ability to offer deeper and more tailored services, all in one site.

Board of Directors

  • Jon Aguirre


    Jon has a B.S. in Construction Management and is self-employed in Property Management. He lives in Sammamish, WA and re-joined the board in June 2021 (former Chair).
  • Brenda Weber

    Vice Chair


    Brenda has a B.A. in Elementary Education and is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Costco Wholesale. She lives in Maple Valley, WA, and re-joined the board in June 2024.  

  • Sherry Maple

    Co-Vice Chair


    Sherry has a BBA and is a former Starbucks Executive, specializing in technology and brand management. She lives in Maple Valley, WA, and joined the board in September 2022.

  • Sylvia Nist



    Sylvia is a committee member of The Seattle-Tacoma Box Company and has served on various school committees and church boards. She lives in Maple Valley, WA, and joined the board in January 2019.

  • Dan Schmitt


    Dan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and has over 25 years of management experience in wholesale distribution. He lives in Auburn, WA and joined the board in December 2019.
  • David Bluhm

    David is the President of Lamda Inc. (dba Plunk), providing advanced analytics for residential real estate. He lives in Issaquah, WA and joined the board in May 2022.

  • Nicki Keener


    Nicki graduated from University of WA Business School and is a member of the Association of Bankers. She is Regional Credit Approver, Commercial Banking for KeyBank and has been in banking for over 32 years. She lives in Seattle, WA and joined the board in December 2022.

  • Josh Bean


    Josh has a BS in Business Admin. and MS in Technical Communication. He has worked in business and higher education for 18 years and is currently with Amazon.com. He lives in Maple Valley, WA, and joined the board in May 2024.

  • Kim Pratt

    Kim has a BA and JD from the University of Puget Sound. She is a partner at Madrona Law Group, PLLC where she represents cities. She lives in Renton, WA and joined the board in June 2024.

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Financial Reports

To review our financials and annual reports, please click on the links below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 425-432-2119 or email: info@vinemapleplace.org