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Youth Shelters and Resources

YouthCare - ISIS House
(206) 694-4500 (YouthCare's line)
ISIS House is YouthCare's transitional housing program specifically for LGBTQ homeless youth.

ROOTS provides shelter and other essential services to homeless young adults. They build community, advocate for social justice, and foster dignity among low-income people. They also provide a free all-ages meal every Friday from 5:30-7pm

Teen Feed
(206) 522-4366
Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.

Women's Shelters

YWCA Seattle - King - Snohomish
(206) 461-4851
The YWCA serves more than 40,000 women and families each year with programs to end homelessness, create self-sufficiency, care for children and youth, prevent violence and eliminate racism.

Mary's Place
(206) 621-8474
Mary’s Place is an agency that provides homeless women and their children rescue, respite, nutrition, safety and shelter in a setting where relationships are affirmed, love and hope are discovered and a new future begins. In response to the increasing numbers of homeless families, in 2012-2013 Mary’s Place opened three new family night shelter programs and expanded services for children and families at our Day Center.

Jubilee Women's Center
(206) 324-1244
Jubilee's mission is to provide women a safe and supportive place to live and an opportunity to learn while becoming self-reliant in housing and employment.

Angeline's Day Center for Women
Daytime drop-in: (206) 436-8650
Enhanced Night Program: (206) 436-8656
Winter Shelter: (206) 770-0156
Both Angeline's centers offer daytime drop-in services to women 18 years and older. Women are low-income or homeless and need a place to get resources, information and support with basic needs, including: food, laundry, shower facilities and health care. Walk-ins welcome.

Low-Income and transitional Housing

AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma
(253) 272-5533
Provides people living with HIV/AIDS a circle of caring that empowers them to stabilize their health and to maintain diverse housing options through support services, life skills education, and in home professional services.

Aloha Inn
(206) 283-6070 
The Aloha Inn not only houses homeless people temporarily, but allows qualified applicants to save money for permanent housing while learning skills to acquire better jobs. The Aloha Inn helps people by letting them help themselves and others.

Bellwether serves Seattle by helping to foster successful communities where people live, work and play in a safe and affordable community, and continues to prevent homelessness by creating and preserving affordable housing throughout Washington.

Capitol Hill Housing
Capitol Hill Housing builds vibrant and engaged communities through affordable housing and community development. Based on Capitol Hill, we have properties throughout the Seattle area. Since 1976, we have served low- and moderate-income residents and have worked to improve the Capitol Hill neighborhood for all.

Catholic Community Services and Archdiocesan Housing Authority
(206) 328-5696
Catholic Community Services (CCS) and the Archdiocesan Housing Authority believe in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home.

Low Income Housing Institute
(206) 443-9935
The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State; advocates for just housing policies at the local and national levels; and administers a range of supportive service programs to assist those they serve in maintaining stable housing and increasing their self-sufficiency.

Seattle Housing Authority
(206) 239-1500
Seattle Housing Authority provides affordable housing to more than 26,000 people through four primary assistance programs.

Plymouth Housing Group
(206) 374-9409
Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives.

Shelters and Encampments

Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC)
(206) 474-1570
DESC works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those with serious mental and addictive illnesses.

(206) 450-9136
Two self-managed ecovillage neighborhood encampments in seattle that keep families and pets together.

Tent Cities
Encampments for adults 18+
Tent City 3 - (206) 399-0412
Tent City 4 - (206) 618-3901

Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter
(206) 622-5177
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. We're dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need through the grace of Jesus Christ.

Resource Centers and Organizations

Alliance of People with disAbilities Established in 1977, Alliance of People with disAbilities is located in King County, Washington and provides a variety of independent living services, including two independent living centers located in Seattle and Bellevue.  Programs are open to people with all types of disAbilities.

Compass Center (206) 357-3100
The Compass Center serves homeless and low-income men and women over 18 years of age, a vulnerable and under-served population in Seattle and King County. It is a culturally and ethnically diverse population, consisting of individuals with varying strengths and needs.

Seattle Community Network
The Seattle Community Network (SCN) is a free public-access computer network for exchanging and accessing information. Beyond that, however, it is a service conceived for community empowerment. Their principles are a series of commitments to help guide the ongoing development and management of the system for both the organizers and participating individuals and organizations.

Trans Housing Network's National Queer Housing Resource List
A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash. This link is to national queer housing resources!

Urban Rest Stop
The Urban Rest Stop provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities. All services are provided at no cost to patrons. Locations both Downtown and in the U-District.