Emmanuel & Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission are excited to announce a new partnership in which we have joined together to open a seasonal men’s shelter.
SEATTLE – Dec 24, 2012 – Emmanuel Bible Church and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission have partnered together to open an emergency winter shelter in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of north Seattle. The shelter will sleep up to 30 men and operate 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week through March 15th.
Last year the Mission operated an emergency winter shelter in an old Fire station located in Lake City. That property wasn’t available this year to operate the shelter, so the Mission immediately looked into other possibilities to help the homeless men who call North Seattle home. During the five months of operation in Lake City, the Mission …
• Slept an average of 55 men per night
• Served almost 12,000 meals
• We helped 18 people find jobs
• 21 people moved to stable housing
• 12 people went into treatment programs
The Mission helps operate sh7elter throughout King County with the purpose of helping individuals climb out of homelessness and transform their lives. Shelters include:
• Men’s Shelter, downtown
• Emergency Family Shelter, Belltown
• Women & Children’s Shelter, Hope Place located in NewHolly in South Seattle
• Eastside Winter Shelter, Bellevue
We recognize that many of our neighbors will have concerns and questions. Emmanuel and it’s partners have thoroughly explored the complications within this complex issue, and have full confidence in our new partner Seattle Union Gospel Mission. We believe that being a resource to their ministry is exactly the type of thing we need to using our building to do, and we are honored to used in this way.
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