013- Family Homelessness Washington State
At the surplus former Federal Office Building/Immigration and Naturalization building in Seattle's International District, a homeless man prepares his bed for the night. SHARE/WHEEL, a cooperative of homeless people runs this and 12 other shelters and is the city's largest provider of emergency housing for Seattle's estimated 12,000+ homeless people. This shelter attracts two to three dozen homeless per night. The facility which was used as a jail for illegal aliens, is spartan but affords a dry and safe environment. Volunteers from among the group manage the facility and provide security.