Ground broken for permanent homeless shelter in Kirkland
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Ground has been broken for a permanent shelter in western Washington for homeless women and families.
The Seattle Times reports in a story on Saturday that local leaders recently broke ground for the shelter in Kirkland.
Linda Benson of The Sophia Way says having a permanent shelter could save lives.
Authorities say a woman died in January outside a Kirkland church with a closed shelter, apparently going there expecting to find the shelter to be open.
Officials say that when the new shelter opens in 2020, it will be the first 24-hour permanent site for adult women and families in that area.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com