May 30, 2015
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 and we anticipate being moved in by June 7th.
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!