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A trip to the Edmonds cold-weather shelter | Guest View


Last updated 12/22/2016 at Noon

I recently had the opportunity to be at the We All Belong cold weather, low-barrier shelter at the Edmonds Senior Center on a very chilly 27-degree night, where 36 people had checked in for the night. There were about seven women; the rest were men – their ages appeared to be from the 20s to the 60s.

The shelter is operated by We All Belong, which has various locations around south Snohomish County, but whose main location is at the Senior Center.

This year, it opened Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 1, whenever the temperature is predicted to fall to 34 degrees or lower. It open...

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