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Cities of Renton and Kent Opening Severe Weather Shelters - January 10-14

The Cities of Kent and Renton are partnering with Catholic Community Services to open Severe Weather Shelters (SWS) at Kent Lutheran Church and the Renton Harambee Center , due to dangerously low temperatures and predicted snow accumulation.    

These Severe Weather Shelters will be open nightly starting TONIGHT, Thursday, January 10th, closing the morning of Monday, January 14th.

Kent Lutheran Church  
336 2nd Ave South 
Kent, WA 98032-5849

Renton Harambee Center  
316 South 3rd St.
Renton, WA 98057

Open Nightly Thursday January 10th, Friday January 11th, Saturday January 12th, and Sunday January 13th

8:30PM - check in and registration  
7AM - shelter closes, all must vacate

All are welcome. The SWS is available for single women and men, couples, and homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles; separate sleeping spaces have been prepared for men, women, and for families with children. The SWS will be operated by Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from the greater Kent/Renton community. All must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of clients, staff and the broader community will apply.

There are also shelters open in Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Seattle. Please contact the Crisis Clinic by dialing 2-1-1 to access shelter information in these other areas or use this link for a list of winter shelters operating throughout King County

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For more information please contact the City of Kent, Housing & Human Services office at 253-856-5070 or the City of Renton, Human Services office at 425-430-6600.