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Cold weather shelter open Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17

December 15, 2016

City of Renton Contacts:
Karen Bergsvik,
Human Services Manager, 425-430-6600
Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director, 425-430-7027
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

RENTON, WA - In preparation for dangerously low temperatures, the City of Renton and the Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) will open the cold weather shelter from Thursday night, December 15, through Saturday night, December 17. The cold weather shelter is located at the Old Chamber building at 300 Rainier Avenue N.

The shelter will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday night and at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The shelter will close at 7 a.m. each day and all must vacate.

Where: Old Chamber building, 300 Rainier Avenue N, Renton, WA.
Dates: Thursday night, December 15 through Saturday night, December 17.
Check-in and registration: 8 p.m. on Thursday night; 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Check-out: 7 a.m. each morning the shelter closes and all must vacate.

All are welcome. The cold weather shelter (CWS) 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 CWS will be operated by Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches staff 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. For more information please contact the City of Renton Human Services office at 425-430-6600 or visit the City of Renton’s website at rentonwa.gov.