King County recently announced the opening of two county-funded shelters to respond to the demand for additional services during the winter months. Please make sure to share this information widely.
King County Men’s Winter Shelter
Open every night October 1 – December 31st, 2014
- Location: King County Administration Building – 500 4th Avenue Downtown Seattle (Between Jefferson and James)
- Operator: The Salvation Army
- Capacity: 50 men
- Hours: 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM
- Access: Line up for the shelter in front of the loading dock garage door at the corner of 4th and Jefferson.
King County Women’s Winter Shelter at Angeline’s
Open every night October 1, 2014 – April 15, 2015
- Location: YWCA Angeline’s 2030 -3rd Avenue, Seattle (Belltown neighborhood – 3rd Avenue between Lenora and Virginia)
- Operator- YWCA
- Capacity: 40 Women
- Hours: 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM – Women have the option to stay at Angeline’s in the morning for breakfast and throughout the day.
- Access: Women may stop by and register with the Women’s Referral Center daily between 6:00 to 9:00 PM. After 9 PM drop-in or call (206) 436-8650 for space availability.
For more information on the shelters, please contact Janice Hougen with King County Community Services Division at (206) 263-9089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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