Shelter and Housing
Catholic Community Services
P: King (206)323-6336, Pierce (253)383-3697, Thurston (360)753-3340
Offers: Shelters; permanent housing; transitional housing facilities; child, youth, and family programs; specialized services for veterans, immigrants, and refugees; in-home care for seniors; mental health services to medicaid eligible clients; outpatient chemical dependency treatment centers; family behavioral health services
Share and Care House
Locations in King and Pierce Counties.
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH), Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) must have DSHS referral, and Transitional (typically no more than 2 years), Foundational Community Supports/Supportive Housing (Medicaid benefits – may include moving assistance, furnishings and supply purchasing, and other eviction prevention), Resource Connections and Housing Assessments.
Payee Program: Seattle Mon, Wed, Fri 11am-3pm
HEN Program: Tacoma Tue and Thur 9am-4pm; Puyallup Mon-Wed, Fri 11am-3pm
All other housing programs: Puyallup 9am-4pm
KING COUNTY LOCATIONS:
Bread of Life Mission
97 S Main St, Pioneer Square
Resident transitional housing program, hygiene kit program, FareStart job training program, WDVA program. LifeChange residential recovery program for men: No cost, 12 month length, includes counseling, work therapy, addiction education, physical fitness, anger management, and computer classes. Emergency services day shelter open Mon-Fri 8:30am-2pm offers: meals, clothing, showers, medical and social services assistance, counseling, lockers for a monthly fee, metro bus passes, computer and TV use, and mail service. Lunch 12:15-1pm; Dinner 7-7:45pm. Women’s clothing program every Tue 1-2pm; Men’s clothing program every Fri. 1-2pm. Drive-by fooding program at Courthouse Park every 3rd Sat.
Compass Housing Alliance
220 Dexter Ave N, Central Seattle
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Hygiene Center 7am-2:30pm
Affordable supportive housing, laundry/showers, 3 emergency shelters, housing navigator center, mail and banking, case management, transitional housing, veterans centers, counseling, and other resources.
Congregations for the Homeless for Men
515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue (At Lincoln Center) Bus 271 stops at 116th Ave NE & NE 2nd Pl. (Walk Back North and Center is on the Left).
Emergency Men’s Shelter (EMS) and Day Center: First-come, first-served; must follow specific behavioral requirements.
EMS Hotel Program for the most medically fragile men. Provides housing navigation, meals, case management, and more.
Rotating shelter 7pm-7am: 3 meals a day, case management supports, washer and dryer, showers, haircuts. Must have current state photo ID, must allow background check (sex offense crimes prohibited), drug and alcohol free, must work one-on-one with a housing navigator.
Also provides mental health program, addiction support, and employment navigators.
CFH Permanent Housing with supportive services: rent is 30% of income.
On and Up Permanent Housing: Light supports, $500-600 per month.
515 3rd Ave, Central Seattle
Low-barrier temporary shelters (call ahead), Mental health and substance use treatment programs, behavioral health and recovery programs, onsite medical services, Lew Middleton Drop-In Center, supported employment program, housing process assessments, crisis solutions center, crisis respite program, and technical assistance. Supportive housing provides meals and food bank outings, onsite health care services, case management and payee services, medication monitoring, weekly community-building activities, and more.
Elizabeth Gregory Home
1604 NE 50th St, University District
For single women only.
Day Center: Accessible showers; computer access; accepts mail and phone messages so homeless have a phone number to give out; communal kitchen; laundry and restroom facilities; classes; weekly health advocate; hygiene items; and case management referrals to education and job training, medical care, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol support, and long-term housing. Transitional housing with support services for up to two years with case management.
Friends of Youth
The Landing at The Kimmel Building 16101 NE 87th St – Suite 110, Redmond
Bus Routes: 542, 545 King Co. Metro
Emergency shelter open 24/7 – check-in begins at 8:30pm
Drop-in services 9am-8pm daily
Part of the Safe Place Program
Offering: Referrals and resources, case management for transitional living programs, food, clothing, pregnancy support, employment support, medical care, education, counseling, life skills training, parent education for homeless, showers, laundry services, clothing, breakfast and dinner daily. May stay up to 30 nights within a 3 month period with the possibility of extension.
Supportive housing program for ages 18-25
Six New Ground Transitional Living Programs:
Young Mothers (18-21) at Bothell and Sand Point for children up to age 3 – can stay up to 24 months
Young Families (18-24) at Avondale Park – can stay up to 24 months
Provides: Substance abuse resources, sexual health education, computer training, house field trips, leadership development for women, financial management, hygiene and personal care, and more. Rent is 30% of income plus security deposit.
Low Income Housing Institute
1253 S Jackson St Suite A, International District
Low income housing listings
P: (206)915-2073 or Phone Home Program (425)802-9595
No same day accomodation. House of Hope: Family housing for 6-12 months average with case management, job readiness support, and parenting classes with an aftercare program. Online application.
Phone Home Program: Free use of cellphones, meals, clothing, and payment for transportation home Wednesdays at 7pm at Occidental Park Downtown.
P: Shelter (206)245-1026, Office (206)621-8474
Day Center: 1830 9th Ave, Central Seattle; 7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
Shelter: 113 Dexter Ave N, Central Seattle
Programs: Baby’s Best Start Center for postpartum mothers, Popsicle Place for medically fragile children and families, housing and stability specialists, kids club, marketplace community service incentive program, front door services for unsheltered families, Empower U internship program, employment services, and meal program.
New Horizons Seattle
2709 3rd Ave, Central Seattle
Serving people ages 13-25. Must be 18+ to access shelter services. Shelter opens at 9pm every night. Call ahead between 10am-4pm to sign up, or arrive at 9pm. Daily hygiene program with showers and resources Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30am. Provides breakfast for everyone Mon-Thur 8:30-9:30am, Dinner only for those staying in shelter Mon-Thur 7:30-8:30pm. Coffee shop apprenticeship program, case management for housing placement assistance, document retrieval, and more.
Roots Young Adult Shelter
4541 19th Ave NE, U District (Look for blue doors)
Serving ages 18-25. Get on shelter list between 8-8:30pm. Requires photo ID within 15 days or note from case manager stating an ID is in process. Shelter provides breakfast and dinner, showers, clothing, toiletries, on-site case management Mon-Thur, and referrals to support/transitional services. No children allowed. UW Health Clinic onsite Tues 6-9pm no appointment needed, ring the bell for access. Friday meals at Chapel on the Ave in the alleyway behind the church, near Orange King, all ages 5:30-7:30pm.
Salvation Army Social Services/Emergency Financial Assistance Center
1101 Pike St, Central Seattle
Offering a variety of services: William Booth Center – short-term transition programs, Veterans’ Transition Program (VTP), Transitional Living Program (TLP), SoDo Shelter, veteran programs, women’s shelter on Pike St/Capitol Hill, addiction recovery program, domestic violence programs, Hickman House domestic violence transitional housing program (all gender survivors with children, supportive services on-site M-F, 1-6 month stay with focus on fast transition to permanent housing, rent is 30% of income, must have referral from an emergency shelter, domestic violence program, or coordinated entry system. Food pantries Mon-Fri 1-2pm, meal programs, bill pay assistance, employment assistance. Christmas assistance program: Must provide proof of income, photo ID per individual in household, child documents, and current proof of address dated by USPS in past 30 days.
Greenwood Food Bank: Greenwood Ave N & N 95th Ave (9501 Greenwood Ave N) Tue 3:30-6pm, Wed 11am-2pm.
SHARE Storage Lockers
Trinity Episcopal Parish – Entrance on Cherry St between 7th and 8th Mon, Wed, Fri 7-9am and Sat-Sun 8-10am. Free lockers but must attend a 2-hour volunteer shift per month and one Sunday meeting per month at 10:15am. 30 minutes maximum locker access per day. Lockers 2.5’x2.5’x3.5’ deep. Apply in person.
1501 N 45th St, U District
Language interpretation available, confidential domestic violence shelter services, housing referrals and resources, tenant legal counseling, North Seattle Regional Access Point (RAP) Diversion Program move-in assistance for people exiting homelessness, food education, legal help with public benefits, financial skills education, help with affordable health insurance.
St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Tent City
1245 10th Ave E, Capitol Hill
100 spots with meal calendar
The Sophia Way
P: Helen’s Place (425)572-2178; Sophia’s Place (425)896-7385
Helen’s Place 8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 200, Kirkland: Meals, shower and laundry facilities, case management and supportive services, on-site mental health services
Sophia’s Place: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church): Six month stay; access to showers, laundry, computers, phones, and case management.
Union Gospel Mission
P: Men's Shelter (206)622-5177 318 2nd Ave Ext S, Pioneer Square
Hope Place for Women and Children (206)628-2008 3802 S Othello St, S Seattle
Kent HOPE Day Center for Women (253)480-2325 9009 Canyon Dr, Kent
Offering a variety of services: Mobile shower, mental health services, Spanish ministries, post-hospital recovery, dental services, art from the streets therapy, legal services, men and women recovery programs, continuing education support, and job placement programs.
3 meals a day, anyone welcome: Breakfast 7:30am, 8:15am, 9am; Lunch 11:30am; Dinner 5:30pm
Men's Shelters: Emergency shelter- showers, clothing, personal hygiene items; LINK program transitional clean and sober – must be employed, wanting to get employed, completing education, obtaining vocational training, or moving on to housing.
Kent HOPE Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Day Center 7am-8:30pm Mon-Sun, resources for housing and recovery, employment assistance, showers, laundry facilities, 3 meals a day, mental health evaluations and access to counseling and mentoring.
Trnasitional Housing for Women and Children: Location in Kent and West Seattle, can stay up to 2 years, resources include case management, mental health, and substance abuse counseling.
South Seattle Shelter 9416 Rainier Ave S, South Seattle: Up to 90 days stay
Youth Adult Shelter (YAS) at Orion Center on the Corner of Denny & Stewart, Central Seattle
University District Youth Center (UDYC) 4516 15th Ave NE, U District
Main Office: 2500 NE 45th St, U District
Serving ages 18-24. Services include: Community living (up to 18 month stay), independent living, meals, hygiene supplies, showers, laundry, clothing, lockers, activities, specialized case management, onsite clinic, legal aid, mental health and chemical dependency counseling, art programs, EISS (Early Intervention and Specialized Services), paid employment programs, and education services.
1118 5th Ave, Central Seattle
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 9am-10pm
Offering: Permanent housing community (income limits apply), BABES Network for women living with HIV, Survivors FIRST (Facilitating Information and Services for Survivors of Trauma) domestic violence legal services, and Gender-Based Violence Specialist Services (GBVSS).
PIERCE COUNTY LOCATIONS:
Comprehensive Life Resources
P: (253)396-5800 Make an Appointment Mon-Thur 9am-5pm
Main Office: 1305 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma
HYPE Center: 815 S Pearl St, Tacoma
Serving ages 12-24. Offering life skills, group meetings, case management, supported employment (must receive Medicaid, be referred, live in Pierce County, and have complex health needs), housing, mental health and substance use support.
Other services: Free adult and family counseling, family advocacy, Park Place Center residential treatment, Mobile Integrated Health Clinic (MIHC), transitional living services, and Genoa pharmacy onsite.
Rapid rehousing program: Covers move-in costs, first/last month’s rent, deposits, application fees, and utility deposits. Negotiation and landlord liaison. Tenant pays percentage of income toward rent, rental assistance available, case management, and domestic violence support. Must be referred by Pierce County coordinated entry.
1417 S. G St, Tacoma
Clean and sober short-term housing for single adults with a garden and commons.
Habitat for Humanity
4824 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma
Building homes for homeownership, housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, and home repair
Helping Hand House
4321 2nd St SW, Puyallup
Multiple housing programs available: Open Hearth Family Ministry (short-term motel respite care with case management and resource referrals), affordable housing program for families, emergency shelter, rapid rehousing with financial assistance, permanent supportive housing for families with a permanently disabled family member.
Korean Women’s Association
3625 Perkins Lane SW, Lakewood
Domestic violence shelter and case management with financial assistance available for up to 12 months with rental and move-in costs, employment, and more. Also provides senior meal sites across Pierce County, benefit enrollment services, parenting education, behavioral health support, health screenings, low-income housing (rent is 30% of family income).
Living Access Support Alliance (LASA)
8956 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood
Mon-Thur 9am-4pm; Fri & Sat By Appointment Only
A referral from coordinated entry is required for all services. Programs include: Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) – requiring 30% of income for rent
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) – Provides case management, first and last month’s rent, deposit costs, screening fees, and a small rent subsidy short-term.
Low-Income Affordable Housing – Requires rent at 30-40% below market rate. Openings listed through Coordinated Entry.
Rental Assistance (RA) and Emergency Shelter (ES) with a 30 days stay and case management. Also provides an Essential Needs Closet with hygiene products, diapers/wipes, socks, coats, and other essential needs.
Metropolitan Development Center
721 Fawcett Ave #204, Tacoma
Eligibility requirement for all programs. Offering healthcare services; substance abuse treatment and dual disorder counseling services available on a sliding scale. Case management for housing/coordinated entry, detox services for ages 14+, energy assistance, weatherization, education programs, and employment programs.
P: (253)474-9334 Call ahead
5435 South M St, Tacoma
Crisis intervention: Referrals, food, and clothing. Transitional housing: Case management for financial counseling, groceries, furniture, employment, transportation, childcare, household goods. Long-term housing – Prior evictions and credit issues okay; below-market rental prices.
Tacoma Rescue Mission
425 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma
Men’s shelter opens at 3:30pm for sign-ups; women’s shelter opens at 6:30pm (can sign up at men’s shelter if early). Breakfast daily 7-8am and dinner daily 5-6pm open to the public. Also offering case management, coordinated entry, housing resources (Tyler Family Housing Program – clean and sober and permanent; Jefferson Square for people with disabilities), youth programs, employment assistance, clothing room Mon, Wed, Fri 1:30-4pm, recovery programs, mental health counseling, life skills development, and education services.
THURSTON COUNTY LOCATIONS:
Community Action Council
3020 Willamette Dr NE, Lacey
Resource referrals, WIC services (for low-income mothers, pregnant women, and children up to age 5), emergency food pantries, coordinated entry, energy assistance, supportive employment services and supported housing services, utility payments, personal hygiene products, and transportation. Free therapy and investigation at Monarch Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their families – includes forensic interviewing and medical evaluations. Financial assistance available for housing and basic needs, such as: Deposit, weatherization assistance, application fees, legal fees, state IDs, birth certificates, and more. Housing stabilization program requires eviction notice and proof of income. Rapid Re-Housing (short-term rental assistance and services) with no requirements such as sobriety, employment/income, or absence of criminal record.
Family Support Services of South Sound
Mon-Thur 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-2pm
3545 7th Ave SW, Suite 200, Olympia
Free family justice center services for domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking/trafficking, offering: Crisis support, shelter, police report filing, protection orders assistance, and multi-lingual resource connections. Energy/utility/rental assistance, parenting support, and basic needs items. Diapers, clothing, birthday gifts, etc. Assistance with: Healthcare enrollment, coordinated entry, outdoor living supplies, computer/phone access, food, hygiene supplies, case management and benefits eligibility information, mental health support, housing assistance, life skills, transportation, employment assistance, and permanent supportive housing with laundry facilities.
521 Legion Way SE, Olympia
Mon-Thur 9am-12pm and 1-5pm
Shelter, crisis intervention, and support groups. Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) will accompany victims to medical exams and law enforcement interviews; provides legal referrals and navigation; free legal clinics every 1st and 3rd Thursday. Also offers court support, case management, housing program referrals, emergency phones, and safety planning.
Stand Up for Kids
325 Washington St NE, Olympia
Serving ages 18-25. Mentoring and counseling, educational and job referral assistance, medical and dental assistance, and housing assistance.