Shelter and services for homeless families will begin in April at Mary’s Place. The Seattle Human Services Department announced on February 28, 2014 the award of $200,000 to Mary’s Place for a basic shelter for homeless families in Seattle. Mary’s Place was awarded the funding, which came from a City Council addition to the department’s 2014 budget, in a competitive “Letter of Intent” funding process. Up to 30 homeless families a month will be referred to the shelter from Family Housing Connection. Families will have access to hygiene services and meals at the shelter; space for the shelter has been donated by PEMCO. Services will start in April and continue through December 31, 2014.