Two years ago, Pastor Mark Zimmerly of Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church offered the church’s basement to serve as a night shelter for families served by Mary’s Place, a day center that provides a wide range of support services for homeless women. Since 2011, that basement has been operating as Julia’s Place (named for Julia Pritt, a member of Madrona Grace’s congregation whose family provided a donation that was used to renovate the space) and it now serves 25 family members each night with help from volunteers who serve dinner and donate groceries.
Julia’s Place is hosting an open house next Tuesday, October 14, to give community members a chance to hear more about what they do, meet the families they serve, and find out about volunteer opportunities and other ways to support the shelter. The open house will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Julia’s Place is located at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church at 832 32nd Ave. If you can’t make the open house but still want to volunteer, click here!