Severe Weather Shelter

City Opens Severe Weather Shelter
Posted on 10/29/2018

City of Renton SealCITY OF RENTON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 6, 2018

Contacts
Preeti Shridhar, City of Renton Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569; 206-491-8158 (cell)
Information Line: 425-430-6600

City’s severe weather shelter will open on Thursday, December 6

RENTON, WA – With the temperatures dropping dangerously low, the City of Renton and Catholic Community Services will open the city’s severe weather shelter on Thursday, December 6. The shelter will open at 8 p.m. and close at 7 a.m. on Friday, December 7.

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

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Check-in and registration: 8 p.m. 

Checkout: 7 a.m. on December 7. 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.

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 during business hours or visit Community Services.

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The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,100 (2018), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

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