Federal Way Community Center welcomes residents to warm up in cold weather

The facility is open to visit during the day; FUSION offering overnight shelter.

As the weather gets colder, the City of Federal Way is offering a space for people to warm up at the Federal Way Community Center.

The community center, 876 S. 333rd Street, will be available as a daytime respite from the cold temperatures and will remain open as necessary.

During the forecasted period of weather, the community center is open to people of all ages who need warm and dry place to visit. Pets are allowed.

The community center is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Hours may vary due to the weather or driving conditions.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community center is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

For additional facility questions, visit itallhappenshere.org or call the community center at 253-835-6900.

Overnight shelter option

FUSION is providing overnight severe weather shelter beginning Sunday, Dec. 26.

The nonprofit is expanding access for families by adding 10 beds and one or two rooms at the Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center (1505 S. 328th St. in Federal Way), according to the city.

Families can access this option via the family shelter call in line at 206-245-1026.

FUSION will also manage the severe weather shelter option for single adults who call 2-1-1. Capacity will depend on how many people access and when, according to the city. If weather predictions hold, the city estimates the family center could offer between 15 and 30 people shelter each night from Sunday evening through Dec. 30 or 31.

The two options offer comparable or greater than past capacity and is COVID-19 safe, according to Sarah Bridgeford, community services manager for the City of Federal Way.

This story will be updated with additional information on local overnight shelters when available.