Mary’s Place, a shelter and services provider for women and families, has found a home for its newest shelter: White Center.
The shelter will be housed in a former public health building in an unincorporated area of King County, just south of West Seattle. King County previously discussed turning the same space into a homeless shelter.
The facility will host 25 to 30 people at the outset. Mary’s Place will serve up to 70 after it adds showers and laundry facilities, said Linda Mitchell, spokesperson for Mary’s Place.
The organization wanted to build a homeless shelter in White Center because there’s a high rate of homelessness in the local school district, Mitchell said.
“There’s a huge need in White Center, and we’ve wanted to expand south for some time,” Mitchell said.