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Severe Weather Shelter to Open Monday-Tuesday Night, Dec. 29-30, 2014

Due to expected low temperatures, the City of Renton is partnering with Catholic Community Services and the Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) to open the Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) at Renton Harambee Center tonight, Monday, December 29, and Tuesday night, December 30. 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 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 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 click here.

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