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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) 436-8650
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.

Salvation Army Women's Shelter
See DESC reference for details
1101 Pike Street
(206) 447-9944

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
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 205, Seattle
(206) 329-7303
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.

Cascade Women's Program
South Lake Union area
(206) 474-1820

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.

Elizabeth Gregory Home
1604 NW 50th St
(206) 729-0262

King County Housing Authority
(206) 574-1100

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.

Michael's Place
1307 E. Spring Street
(206) 726-5688
Transitional housing for veterans

Mt. Baker Housing
1423 31st Ave South
(206) 725-4152

Pike Market Development
85 Pike Street
(206) 774-5228

Pioneer Human Services
1108 Spruce Street
(206) 624-0082 ext 104

Pioneer Square Men's Program
77 S. Washington Street
(206) 474-1840

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.

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

Solid Ground - Santos Place
6940 62nd Ave NE
(206) 753-4830

UGM Women's Transitional Housing
(206) 622-5177

William Booth Center
811 Maynard Ave S.
(206) 621-0145

Shelters and Encampments

Bread of Life Men's Shelter
Overnight shelter -- see details in DESC reference
97 S. Main Street, Seattle
(206) 682-3579

City Hall Shelter
600 4th Avenue, Seattle
(206) 684-0231

Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC)
(206) 464-1570
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.

St. Martin de Porres Men's Shelter
See DESC reference for details
(206) 323-6341

Seattle Housing And Resource Effort/Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League - see DESC reference for more details
(206) 448-7889

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.

William Booth Center Emergency Men's Shelter
811 S. Maynard Ave S.
(206) 621-0145


ADWAS - Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
8623 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
(206) 812-1001

Broadview (Semi-confidential)
(206) 299-2500

Catherine Booth House
1101 Pike
(206) 324-4943

Catholic Community Services
East King County -- 875 140th Ave NE
(425) 213-1963 ext 2

Catholic Community Services
South King County
(253) 854-0077

DAWN's House
(206) 622-1881

Life Wire
(425) 746-1940 or
(800) 827-8840

New Beginnings
(206) 522-9472

Sacred Heart Shelter
(206) 285-7489

Union Gospel Mission Women and Family Shelter
(206) 628-2008

Women Care
(360) 734-3438

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.

Chief Seattle Club
410 2nd Ave Ext S
(206) 292-6214
Drop-in center for homeless and low-income Native Americans, First Nations and Alaskan Natives with clothing, meals and case management services.

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.

Immanuel Community Services
1215 Thomas Street
(206) 622-1930
Hygience center offering hot showers and laundry services for the homeless

Lazarus Day Center
416 2nd Ave Ext S.
(206) 623-7219
Shower, laundry and clothing services.  Must be 50+ with valid ID

Peter's Place
910 Rainier Avenue S
(206) 474-1630
Hygiene center for men and women

Queen Anne Helpline
311 W. McGraw St
(206) 282-1540
Free clothing for homeless, by appointment

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.

St. Francis House
169 12th Ave
(206) 621-0945
Drop-in center with clothing bank

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!

Two Big Blondes
2501 S. Jackson Street
(206) 762-8620
Plus size consignment shop offering appointments for low-income and homeless women to pick out up to eight items four times per year.

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.

Women's Wellness Center
1900 2nd Avenue
(206) 256-0665
Hygience center with showers, laundry and hygiene supplies at no cost to women experiencing homelessness.


Beacon Avenue Food Bank
(206) 722-5105
6230 Beacon Ave
Wed and Fri 12-2pm

Cherry Street Food Bank
(206) 722-6924
711 Cherry Street
Mon, Wed 9a-5:30p, Fri 9a-5p, Baby Day (children under 5 and their families only) is Thu 9a-5p

Food Bank at St. Mary's
(206) 324-7100 ext 18
611 20th Ave S
Tue, Thu, Sat 10a-1p

Immanuel Community Services
(206) 622-1930
1215 Thomas Street
Last two Mondays of each month, 11a-1p

Pike Market Food Bank
(206) 626-6462
1531 Western Ave, 5th Floor
Tue, Thu 10a-1p

Salvation Army
(206) 447-9944
1101 Pike Street
Tue, Wed, Fri 9-11:30a and 1-3p; Thu 1-5:45p

Seattle Indian Center
(206) 329-8700
1265 S. Main Street, Suite 105
Tue, Thu 1:30-3:30p