courtesy of City of Renton

courtesy of City of Renton

City of Renton opens Severe Weather Shelter at the Highlands Community Center.

The shelter will be open to families and individuals through Jan. 2.

The City of Renton has activated a Severe Weather Shelter at the Highlands Community Center that will be open through Jan. 2 for families and individuals to stay safe and warm during the cold winter weather.

The Highlands Neighborhood Center located at 800 Edmonds Avenue NE will open the Severe Weather Shelter at 8pm for check-in and registration and will vacate every morning at 7am when the shelter closes.

According to the city, 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 shelter will have separate areas for men, women, and families. Snacks, food, and warm beverages will be provided. However, no pets are allowed.

The SWS will be operated by REACH staff. All must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for health and safety of clients and staff will apply and COVID guidelines will be followed.

Contact 2-1-1, Crisis Connections, to access shelter information.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

File Photo
Data released on fireworks-related injuries in Washington

Last year fireworks caused $122,000 in damage.

File photo.
Mysterious in-home deaths of father, two daughters ruled as starvation

Written materials about fasting were found in the home; the father’s death called a suicide.

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.
Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

Tsr
Renton spa employee accused of trying to coerce woman into prostitution, posing nude

Quyen T. Nguyen, 39, has been accused of attempted promotion of prostitution… Continue reading

Teaser
King County experts discuss extreme heat mitigation plan

The plan includes improving infrastructure and communications to prevent future disasters.

T
Public art call for South King County transit corridor

Deadline is July 13 for artists to apply to have their work in new RapidRide expansion.

Construction at Lindbergh High School is expected to last from summer 2022 to spring 2024. Image courtesy of Renton School District.
Lindbergh High School construction begins in July, will continue until 2024

The preparation phase for construction at the high school started in March 2021.

Courtesy of the Renton School District.
Renton welcomes three new principals to the school district

The principals will lead Benson Hill Elementary School, Talley High School and Hazen High School.

Most Read