Chilly temperatures cause cold weather shelters to open

January 10, 2013

NEW — 6 p.m. Jan. 10, 2013

King County opened severe weather shelters Thursday as the region prepared for a wintry blast — snow and overnight temperatures in the 20s.

The county opened emergency shelters in Auburn, Kent and Renton. Bellevue, Federal Way and Seattle also opened emergency shelters overnight.

The closest facilities to Issaquah include the Sophia Way Eastside Winter Shelter at Bellevue First Congregational Church, 752 108th Ave. N.E., for women and children from anywhere in King County, and the Congregations for the Homeless Eastside Men’s Shelter at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue.

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Issaquah joins effort to increase access to shelter beds for homeless

December 18, 2012

Just as the mercury started to drop, 135 additional emergency winter shelter beds opened for homeless men and women, thanks in part to funding from Issaquah and other Eastside cities.

Issaquah joined Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish to increase funding for winter shelter. More funding from the United Way of King County allows East King County organizations to add emergency shelter beds.

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Issaquah joins effort to increase access to shelter beds for homeless

December 15, 2012

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 15, 2012

Just as the mercury started to drop overnight, 135 additional emergency winter shelter beds opened for homeless men and women, thanks in part to funding from Issaquah and other Eastside cities.

Issaquah joined Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish to increase funding for winter shelter. More funding from the United Way of King County allows East King County organizations to add emergency shelter beds.

Congregations for the Homeless added 15 additional beds each night for homeless men, and Sophia Way plans to add 10 more beds for women and children, and remain open a month longer than originally planned.

“Even as we work to create permanent housing, we are working to increase the emergency shelter options to help people in our community who have no place now to sleep,” King County Executive Dow Constantine, Governing Board of the Committee to End Homelessness co-chairman, said in a statement.

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Students link computers to causes

March 9, 2010

Middle school multimedia program raises community awareness

Pine Lake seventh-grader Danielle Backman and eighth-grader Hope Chapman work on their awareness video Feb. 24 in the PLMS computer lab. By Christopher Huber

Pine Lake Middle School eighth-graders Kyle Feuerberg and Henry Jarvis threw a Super Bowl party for 25 homeless men for their multimedia elective class.

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