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Renton Severe Weather Shelter to open Tuesday February 4th

 February 3, 2014 

RENTON: Due to dangerously low temperatures, the City of Renton is partnering with Catholic Community Services to open the Severe Weather Shelter at Renton Harambee Center. This shelter will be open nightly Tuesday February 4th, Wednesday February 5th, Thursday February 6th, Friday February 7th, Saturday February 8th, Sunday February 9th , closing the morning of Monday, February 10th. The shelter is located at Renton Harambee Center, 316 South 3rd St. in downtown Renton. Check in and registration begins at 8:30 p.m. The shelter will close each day at 8 a.m., and all must vacate.

All are welcome. The Severe Weather Shelter 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.

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 http://cehkc.org/scope/shelters.aspx.

For more information please contact the City of Renton, Human Services office at 425-430-6600.