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Weza has new role with Community Lifeline


November 11, 2021

Gordon Weeks

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, the Community Lifeline building in downtown Shelton transformed from a part-time cold-weather shelter into a round-the-clock "low barrier" shelter that offers meals, showers, clothing, case management, peer support, job training and resource connection for people in need.

After 16 years of service to the Shelton-based nonprofit Community Lifeline, longtime Executive Director Barb Weza will serve as the group's development director.

Instead of filling the executive position, Community Lifeline has instead hired Athena Ayes as the new shelter manager. Weza will be working from her home office.

As development director, Weza said her duties include networking in the community, speaking to groups, writing grant proposals and overseeing fundraising. She is reaching out to residents and business owners in the Belfair area to help connect people in need to resources...

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