Food and personal hygiene items sit on the kitchen table at Grace House in Blaine. Concerned about homeless families in their community, members of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine bought a house and turned it into transitional housing. The first family is expected to move into Grace House in this month. The effort to help homeless families is being done in partnership with Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County.
Food and personal hygiene items sit on the kitchen table at Grace House in Blaine. Concerned about homeless families in their community, members of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine bought a house and turned it into transitional housing. The first family is expected to move into Grace House in this month. The effort to help homeless families is being done in partnership with Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County. Laura Harker Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Food and personal hygiene items sit on the kitchen table at Grace House in Blaine. Concerned about homeless families in their community, members of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine bought a house and turned it into transitional housing. The first family is expected to move into Grace House in this month. The effort to help homeless families is being done in partnership with Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County. Laura Harker Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Kie Relyea has been a reporter at The Bellingham Herald since 1997 and currently writes about social services and recreation in Whatcom County. She started her career in 1991 as a reporter and editor in Northern California.