BREMERTON — A Bremerton shelter for homeless women is reopening Monday after closing last week over a lack of volunteers.
Georgia's House has been short-staffed since summer, but the 22-bed shelter temporarily closed last Monday after losing a crucial overnight volunteer. Now as the shelter works to recruit new volunteers, Georgia’s House will open with staff filling in the gaps.
“We cannot stay closed especially with the change in the weather, ” said Leann Weaver, the shelter's executive director. Weaver herself is working the overnight shift on Monday.
Georgia’s House — which is operated by the Weaver Foundation — provides temporary housing for women and their children who are homeless or displaced by domestic violence.
The shelter needs around 15 rotating volunteers to operate efficiently, but Weaver says it only has around half that number. “We’ve been working with a skeletal crew (since) the summertime,” she said.
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