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City to open Severe Weather Shelter this week

Due to dangerously low temperatures in the forecast, the City of Renton is partnering with Catholic Community Services to open the Severe Weather Shelter at Renton Harambee Center this week.

This shelter will be open nightly Feb. 4 through Feb. 9, closing on the morning of Monday, Feb. 10.

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 Severe Weather Shelter 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 Kent/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 http://cehkc.org/scope/shelters.aspx.

Please help by sharing, posting, and distributing this announcement. A flyer is also attached, which you can post on your door.

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

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