Women and Families to be Tested at Three Sites, June 17-19
(Seattle, WA) JUNE 16, 2020—Medical Teams International is partnering with Mary’s Place to provide free COVID-19 testing to individuals and families this Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. The testing is part of Medical Teams’ broader, ongoing effort with Seattle and King County Public Health to reach people at heightened risk of the illness who lack access to testing.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Mary’s Place White Center, 10821 8th Ave SW Seattle, 98146
Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Mary’s Place Women’s Day Center, 1830 9th Ave Seattle, WA
Friday, June 19, 2020
Mary’s Place Family Diversion Center, 712 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA
Mary’s Place helps hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. They keep struggling families together, inside and safe when they have no place else to go, providing resources, housing and employment services, community, and hope.
“Keeping our staff and guests healthy during this pandemic is our number one priority,” said Marty Hartman, Mary’s Place Executive Director. “We’re so grateful to the frontline workers at Medical Teams International for providing this critical testing and support.”
Medical Teams is a global disaster response and humanitarian agency dedicated to boldly breaking barriers to health and restoring wholeness in a hurting world. Earlier this month, Medical Teams took their mobile COVID-19 testing van on the road with the purpose to test vulnerable communities throughout the Greater Seattle area. Since beginning COVID-19 testing in March 2020, the nonprofit has participated in screening over 1,000 patients for the coronavirus.
The need for medical and dental professional volunteers for both Medical Teams’ mobile dental and COVID-19 testing continues. Those interested in getting involved can click here for more information.
About Mary’s Place
Mary’s Place believes no child should sleep outside. They provide safe, inclusive shelter and resources to support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. They operate several family shelters that work to help families find stable housing by providing employment, housing, financial, and wellness resources. More info is available at marysplace.org, facebook.com/marysplacewa, and twitter.com/marysplacewa
About Medical Teams International
Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Because every person—no matter where they are or how desperate their situation—matters. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams. For more information and donations for Medical Teams’ work on COVID-19, please visit https://www.medicalteams.org/how-we-heal/natural-disasters/covid-19-response/