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Capitol Hill Alano Club announces they are looking for a new home.

From the 2011 CHAC fundraiser "Bat n Rouge". Photo: Jim Simandl

After a rough year that included a burglary and fire, the Capitol Hill Alano Club, aka “CHAC” announced Thursday evening they are looking for a new home.

After thoughtful deliberation, the Capitol Hill Alano Club Board of Directors has decided to discontinue leasing 1900 E Madison effective immediately. It was the sense of the board that it was time to be proactive and find an affordable, comfortable and more centrally located home for CHAC. We would like to thank our landlord, Landmark, for it’s graciousness and cooperation with our decision.

We are aggressively searching for our new home. We will update the website regularly with news from our search. While we don’t have a move-in date, we are doing are best to make it soon.

Stayed tuned for the New CHAC!

Capitol Hill Alano Club Board of Directors

CHAC has been “dedicated to providing a safe and permanent meeting place for members of the Seattle LGBT community in recovery” for the last 29 years and has faced some tough times in the last couple of years. In addition to this year’s fire/burglary the Club faced closure last year after lower than projected donations but was rescued by an outpouring of community support which kept the club operating. CHAC depends largely on money raised during Bat-n-Rouge: The Drag Queens vs. The Dykes baseball game held in June and Kringle’s Korner Christmas Tree Lot during the holiday season.

But, you can help out CHAC year round by making a donation today. Go to their website to make a tax deductible donation or find out more information about their mission and what you can do to help.

Many of the recovery support groups that met at CHAC have relocated to Dunshee House. For a full schedule of groups and times, go here.

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