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SEATTLE -- After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care for her daughter. She and 12-year-old Emilyanne couldn't camp in a car or on the streets because they need to plug in a machine that helps the girl breathe easier. Emilyanne has Down syndrome and her breathing is interrupted every six minutes without a CPAP device. A typical open-space homeless shelter promised them a spot by an electrical outlet, but Wade felt they'd be too vulnerable. Then they got an offer from Mary’s Place, a family homeless shelter that recently opened a facility inside a gleaming new building on Amazon's Seattle campus. Believed to be the first homeless shelter bui... Full story

5 July