City to open severe weather shelter
Posted on 12/29/2019
Severe Weather Shelter

City of Renton SealJanuary 16, 2020

Contact
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569; 206-491-8158 (cell)

Information Line: 425-430-6600
King County Crisis Connection: 2-1-1

City’s severe weather shelter to open Jan. 16

RENTON, WA – The City of Renton and Catholic Community Services will open the city’s severe weather shelter on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Sever weather shelter graphicThe shelter will open each day at 8 p.m. and close the following morning at 7 a.m. There is a maximum capacity of 30 individuals.

Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) will serve a warm-up breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m.

Where:  Old Chamber of Commerce building, 300 Rainier Avenue N, Renton, WA 98057 (Metro bus route 106 & 107 stops nearby)

Date: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Check-in and registration: 8 p.m. daily

Check-out: 7 a.m. daily. All must vacate.

All are welcome. The severe weather shelter (SWS) is barrier free and 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 families with children.

The SWS will be operated by Catholic Community Services staff. 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. The shelter has a maximum capacity of 30.

Contact the Crisis Clinic at 2-1-1 to access shelter information.

For more information, please contact the City of Renton Human Services office at 425-430-6600 during business hours or visit the City of Renton’s website at rentonwa.gov/cs.

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Shelter is also available at Mary’s Place in Burien. Families calling the shelter hotline (206-245-1026) from Sunday to Thursday will get transportation and access to the shelter.

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