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Lynnwood holds roundtable on homelessness and drug addiction

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 23, 2023—The City of Lynnwood held a roundtable discussion on homelessness, mental health, and drug addiction Wednesday, June 22, featuring the Lynnwood City Council, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell, and behavioral and treatment specialists working with the Lynnwood Police Department, South County Fire, Verdant Health, Compass Health, Volunteers of America, and several city […]

Volunteers of Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center clean up Gold Park

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 19, 2023—The Lynnwood Hygiene Center closed early on Thursday, May 18, to allow staff member Amberlee Bell, and nine other volunteers the opportunity to clean up neighboring Gold Park. From 4 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. the crew collected four large bags of trash before reconvening at the Hygiene Center for a […]

Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center struggles to keep up with staggering numbers

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 10, 2023—Every Monday through Saturday morning, Amberlee Bell exits her on-site trailer to prepare the Lynnwood Hygiene Center for operation. The site provides access to private showers, restroom facilities, clothes, and food to people who are homeless and living in extreme poverty. Like many of the six volunteers that work at the […]

$15M property turned homeless village to be site of UPS distribution center

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 13, 2023—Last week Aaron, his friend Steve, and dog “Boo Boo” returned to an abandoned plot of land in central Lynnwood to pick up their remaining belongings. Although the two had called the parcel, located on the 18000 block of Highway 99, home for over a year, they didn’t have much – […]

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