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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 13, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Seattle to keep shelter beds open through summer

The City of Seattle will continue to operate two homeless shelters through Sept. 30, offering an emergency place for 115 people to sleep at night. The shelters, one at City Hall and the other at Angeline’s Center for Homeless Women, were both scheduled to shut down June 15.

Both shelters were originally opened for winter, but earlier this year were extended through June 15 with funding approved by the Seattle City Council.

The City Hall shelter, at Fourth Avenue between James and Cherry, opens at 7 p.m. and can take 75 adult men and women each night. Angeline’s Center, at 2030 Third Avenue, opens at 6 p.m. and is available to 40 women.

Alison Eisinger, Director of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, praised the extension of the shelter services. “Being homeless outside is an emergency situation in any season,” she said.

 

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