A 20-person homeless shelter will be moving into the vacant Cavalry Lutheran Church building May 30.
SHARE shelter coming to Ballard
A controversial 20-person homeless shelter will be moving into the vacant Calvary Lutheran Church building for one year starting May 30.
Members of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Ballard voted May 7 to allow the shelter to move into the building at 7002 23rd Ave. N.W., according to a May 10 press release from Our Redeemer.
There will be a meeting at 7 p.m., May 20 at the Calvary Lutheran building to answer questions from the community.
According to the press release, the shelter will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. No one will be allowed to enter the shelter after 10 p.m., and residents are prohibited from being in the immediate neighborhood of the shelter during hours it is closed.
Our Redeemer announced the decision to move the shelter into Calvary Lutheran from West Seattle in February to decidedly mixed reactions.
Some concerned neighbors requested that SHARE run background checks on its residents. Our Redeemer brought that request to SHARE, but the organization refused.
According to the Seattle Police Department's Southwest Precinct, there have been no problems with the shelter during its time in West Seattle.