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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 6, 2013
Theresa Slusher, Thurston County Homeless System Coordinator, (360) 789-4449 or coordinatethurston@gmail.com

More Emergency Shelter Available for Extreme Cold Weather

With temperatures dropping into the teens this weekend, many organizations have added emergency shelter space to help keep homeless individuals and families out of the cold and out of harm’s way.

The Salvation Army Cold Weather Shelter
25 additional cold weather beds for single men
(360) 705-2850
1505 4th Ave. E in downtown Olympia

Tenino Food Bank and Community Center
Warming center opened
(360) 264-5505
299 E. Suffix Ave. in Tenino

Family Support Center
11 additional beds for families
(360) 628-7343
Located at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Street SE in Olympia

First Christian Church
Day warming center
Night warming center for women and children
(360) 943-8025
701 Franklin Street SE in Olympia

Thurston County Project Homeless Connect event
Warming center open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7
(360) 753-8380
Olympia Community Center
2222 Columbia Street NW in downtown Olympia

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Warming center open 6-9 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 7
(360) 754-8519
201 8th Ave. SE in Olympia

Yelm Community Services
Warming center open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
(360) 458-7000
624 Crystal Springs Road NW in Yelm


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3