Community members celebrate the Federal Way Day Center’s first anniversary on Thursday evening at St. Vincent De Paul’s social hall. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Community members celebrate the Federal Way Day Center’s first anniversary on Thursday evening at St. Vincent De Paul’s social hall. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Federal Way Day Center marks first anniversary with community celebration

The center opened Dec. 5, 2016.

The Federal Way Day Center celebrated its first anniversary with a community celebration on Thursday evening at St. Vincent De Paul church.

The center, 33505 13th Place S., opened Dec. 5, 2016. It is operated by Catholic Community Services with support from the community.

Since it opened, the center, which provides a place for homeless men and women to shower, do laundry and connect with resources, has served more than 1,000 clients.

Read more about the first anniversary celebration online next week or in the Jan. 26 print edition of the Mirror.

The Rev. Bill McKee, priest at St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Federal Way, speaks about the positive encounters that have occured since the Federal Way Day Center opened. The center celebrated its first anniversary at St. Vincent De Paul’s social hall. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

The Rev. Bill McKee, priest at St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Federal Way, speaks about the positive encounters that have occured since the Federal Way Day Center opened. The center celebrated its first anniversary at St. Vincent De Paul’s social hall. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Christina Portillo, who volunteers at the Federal Way Day Center, passes around a clipboard to get more people to help at the center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Christina Portillo, who volunteers at the Federal Way Day Center, passes around a clipboard to get more people to help at the center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Rufina Jordan, left, who has volunteered more than 700 hours at the Federal Way Day Center, receives recognition for her service during the center’s first anniversary celebration. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Rufina Jordan, left, who has volunteered more than 700 hours at the Federal Way Day Center, receives recognition for her service during the center’s first anniversary celebration. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Trese Graddon, right, presents Wanda Manseau, with an award for her service to the Federal Way Day Center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Trese Graddon, right, presents Wanda Manseau, with an award for her service to the Federal Way Day Center. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Wanda Manseau, left, receives an award for her service to the Federal Way Day Center, as Ron Secreto looks on. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Wanda Manseau, left, receives an award for her service to the Federal Way Day Center, as Ron Secreto looks on. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Whonakee King, Federal Way Day Center program manager, speaks about the positive impact the day center has had in its first year. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Whonakee King, Federal Way Day Center program manager, speaks about the positive impact the day center has had in its first year. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

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