City of Seattle opens emergency weather shelter

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SEATTLE – The city is opening an emergency severe weather shelter Saturday night and Sunday night at Seattle Center.

The severe weather shelter is operated by Salvation Army, with some funding coming from the city’s Human Services Department.


“As the city works with our regional partners to develop long-term solutions to our homelessness crisis, we must simultaneously address the immediate needs of those living on our streets by providing safe, warm and secure shelter, especially during freezing weather,” says Catherine Lester, Seattle Human Services Department Director.

The shelter will be open from 8:30 pm – 7:00 am on November 21 and 22. The Seattle Center Rainier Room is located at 305 Harrison Street, next to Key Arena. The shelter serves men and women and is open access so referral forms are not required.

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