A formal dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new homeless shelter in West Bremerton took place April 18, 2011. Named “Georgia’s House” in honor of the late Georgia Mattson, a local resident who advocated for people who are homeless, the new shelter provides housing for homeless women and their children.
The project was spearheaded by the Weaver Foundation (a group based in Port Orchard) in partnership with the Bremerton Rescue Mission.
Paratransit Services is leasing the building to the shelter for a nominal rent of one dollar per month. Ceremonial presentation of the facility was given by Paratransit Services Board of Directors President Bill Mahan, who noted that the building was to be dedicated “for the purpose of providing shelter for those in our community who have temporary need for help.” Also representing Paratransit Services at the opening were Board Directors Mary Ann Huntington and Lois Anderson.