Mary’s Place Coming to N 130th and Stone Ave. N June 7th

Mary’s Place, an organization that provides services for homeless women, has announced that until the new North Precinct station is constructed the former bank building at N 130th and Stone Ave. N will become an emergency family night shelter.  Below is their announcement.

Earlier this year, Seattle Mayor  Ed Murray formed a task force to identify solutions to housing homeless men, women and children who were currently sleeping outside. One of the recommendations of the group was that the City review its vacant properties for possible shelter locations.
The former bank building at 130th and Stone Way in North Seattle is slated to  become the home of the Seattle Police Department’s new north precinct in early 2017. Until then, the City is making the building available to Mary’s Place for an emergency family night shelter. Thanks to the generosity of Perkins + Will architects and BNBuilders, modifications are already underway to turn the empty building into a home!
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On Sunday, June 7th, we will move all of our furniture and belongs from Bianca’s Place in South Lake Union to our new home in North Seattle and we need LOTS of help!
We’ll meet at Bianca’s Place at 401 Pontius Ave. at 9:00am to pack up and load trucks and vans (we need more of these!). From noon on you’ll find us at the new location at 1155 N. 130th. Come for an hour, or stay for the day! Any amount of time you have to help will be appreciated! Email erin@marysplaceseattle.org to let us know you’re coming and for more information.
We also need people or groups to provide coffee and pastries for breakfast, lunch for our volunteers, or to help organize a Welcome Party for about 100 family members and volunteers – complete with balloons and special treats – for when our families arrive to their new home at 5:00pm.
We have so many friends and supporters to thank for this new space, including:
  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray; Director of the City’s Department of Human Services, Catherine Lester; Steve Lee in the City’s Office of Policy and Innovation; and the members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness
  • Our hardworking and visionary Board of Directors that never stops working to bring families inside
  • Our relocation task force, led by Kris Ritchey Curtis of Kinzer Realty, has been hard at work to make this new space a reality. BIG thank you to task force members Jan Drago, Jessica Clawson, Tom Kinsman, Cameron Hall, and Rich Moore
  • And we could not have made this happen without help from the great people at the City of Seattle in the Dept. of Planning and Development, Human Services, Finance and Administrative Services, and the Fire Department.
And thanks to YOU, for sharing your Real Help and Real Hope!
Empowering Homeless Women And Children To Reclaim Their Lives

 

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