$200K to Mary’s Place for homeless families

Shelter and services for homeless families will begin in April at Mary’s Place. The Seattle Human Services Department announced on February 28, 2014 the award of $200,000 to Mary’s Place for a basic shelter for homeless families in Seattle.  Mary’s Place was awarded the funding, which came from a City Council addition to the department’s 2014 budget, in a competitive “Letter of Intent” funding process. Up to 30 homeless families a month will be referred to the shelter from Family Housing Connection. Families will have access to hygiene services and meals at the shelter; space for the shelter has been donated by PEMCO.  Services will start in April and continue through December 31, 2014.