City to extend temporary warming center at Lighthouse Activity Center until Jan. 7 – The Suburban Times

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City of Tacoma announcement.

TACOMA, Wash. – Due to the continued cold weather forecast beyond January 2, 2022, the City of Tacoma will extend the temporary warming center it activated on December 26, 2021 at the Lighthouse Activity Center (5016 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98408) until January 7, 2022.

On January 7, 2022, the operations of the Lighthouse Activity Center will transition to those of a temporary emergency shelter until March 31, 2022.

Valeo Vocation will operate the temporary emergency shelter and work with temporary warming center operator, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), to transition operations without affecting those housed at the Lighthouse Activity Center. The Lighthouse Activity Center shelter site has the capacity to serve 40 people and has served 50 people since opening.

Amid the continued impacts of COVID-19, shelters must operate at reduced capacity to meet physical distancing needs. Community centers are critical to the emergency response, and the Lighthouse Activity Center warming center and temporary emergency shelter were created to directly address the need for additional shelter during this time.

Additional information on warming centers and shelters is available at cityoftacoma.org/inclementresources.

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