Lane Powell’s Commitment to Multifaith Works Spans 20 Years
Lane Powell’s commitment to pro bono work includes 20 years of support for Multifaith Works, an organization that offers compassionate care and inclusive spirituality to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
Over the years, Lane Powell attorneys have handled various questions ranging from real estate and employment to charitable giving and disputes with tenants. Attorneys involved include Randy Beighle, Robin Dale, Gregory Fox, Sarah Haushild, Timothy Jones and Laura Morse.
Multifaith Works began its service to the community in 1988 as the Multifaith AIDS Project of Seattle (MAPS). It was the MAPS mission to provide non-judgmental spiritual care to people living with AIDS, their partners, family and friends, and to offer educational outreach on AIDS and related issues to the congregations of various faith communities. MAPS also provided low-income community housing for those living (and dying) with AIDS.
In 1998, MAPS partnered with Seattle Shanti, an organization that provides one-on-one emotional support to people with life-threatening illnesses, primarily multiple sclerosis, and then in 2000 with Multifaith Alliance of Reconciling Communities, which works to build bridges between faith groups and people who are lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/questioning. With the merging of different organizations, MAPS took the new umbrella organization name, Multifaith Works. Throughout the changes, Multifaith Works’ mission of building a community through compassion for those living in isolation and loneliness remains strong. Multifaith Works also continues to provide housing and support for persons living with AIDS and with disabling multiple sclerosis.
Lane Powell will sponsor a table at the upcoming event “World’s AIDS Day 2008 – Stronger Together: A Collaboration with Gay City Health Project and Seattle Counseling Service” on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the Washington State Convention Center.