Julia’s Place home to many homeless families
By Sarah Radmer, Staff Reporter
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:59 AM
When you think of a church’s basement, you probably expect it to be full of old, broken pews or spare Sunday-school supplies. But the basement of Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church (832 32nd Ave.) is full of tents.
On any given night, up to seven families or 22 people are living in those tents as part of the Julia’s Place shelter.
Keeping families together
The shelter began three years ago after church pastor Mark Zimmerly offered the space to house homeless families through a partnership with Mary’s Place.