Lake City Christian Church– Seattle: The congregation hosted a shelter for homeless moms and children for a week in early 2013, providing a dinner, overnight shelter, and breakfast. The shelter is organized through Mary’s Place center for homeless women in Seattle. Lake City is also working on becoming a site for “Safe Parking” program, which allows homeless persons who are living in their cars a safe place to park and access to bathrooms. They received a grant from our NW Region and a grant from the State of Washington in order to make building modifications (locking systems) in order to make this possible. Safe Parking helps newly homeless persons find housing and other resources so they can get their lives going again.