Starting THIS Monday December 19th!
We have been working for months to find a location to open the winter Warming Center 7 days a week for the remainder of the season and thanks to the owners of the old Alpine Experience building, that dream is coming to fruition! Starting Monday December 19th we will be open from 7am-5:30pm daily in one location! See our flyer below and please spread the word. Huge thanks to the wider community, Thurston County Board of Commissioners, the Cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater and our closest neighbors for working with us to make this vitally important space possible for our city's neighbors with no where else to go in this weather. We are so grateful for our time at the United Churches of Olympia and First Christian Church and thank them dearly for supporting us.
Managed by IW shelter support staff, the Warming Center offers a welcoming and safe environment with basic respite from the elements, where people can warm up, socialize, catch some undisturbed sleep, and connect with a network of services. We are SO excited for this next chapter in our program and are honored to offer 24/7 services (between our two locations) to highly vulnerable people on the streets for the first time in our shelter history! Check out our informational flyer below and download our wish list to see how you can get involved. Much love to you Olympia!!
Meg Martin, MSW, MHP, is the Shelter Program Director for The Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter.