This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.

Homeless Resources


Nearly all sections of the Crisis Resource Directory should be of use to some homeless people. This page lists resources that are particularly targeted for homeless people.

Other pages that should be particularly useful to homeless people are Shelters, Housing, and Showers, etc.


Compass Housing Alliance
206-357-3100 Admin
Extensions: 1-Housing; 2-Banking; 3-Hygiene; 4-Donation; 5-Other

77 S. Washington, Seattle, WA 98104

Mail, banking, message phone for homeless, "protective payee", hygiene center (shower and toilets). Transitional housing and some permanent low income housing units for adults and families.

Showers and laundry offered from 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Call for other services: schedules vary.
Verified 02/2014

Compass Center/Adult Service Center
206-357-3190
2013 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 through Feburary 2014 901 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144 from March 2014

Drop-in Center 9:30 am – 6 pm, Sunday-Thursday (that is, daily except Friday, Saturday). Message services. Lunch daily upon availability (call ahead to verify) 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Some dinners served.

Laundry & showers available to both men & women 10:30 am – 7 pm. Towels & soap provided. Sign up that morning for a time slot for either service or both. First come, first serve.

Limited bus tickets available upon request.
Verified 02/2014

Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
206-464-1570
515 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Women age 18+ (no minors) and men 60+ are welcome. Men 18-59 only if severely disabled, mentally ill, physically or developmentally disabled, medically/physically compromised, chemically dependent (and working with a counselor). Free mental health screening/referrals; free mail service for night shelter residents; non-12-step support and shelter referrals for chemically dependent homeless. Open for day services 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Night shelter for priority clients.
Verified 02/2014

YouthCare's Orion Center
206-622-5555
1828 Yale Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
(corner of Stewart St. and Denny Way)

Open Monday-Friday (and briefly mid-day on Saturday) for youth ages 13-22. Case management, food and shelter referral, plus the following services:
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
GED program 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Alternative school (must enroll through
Seattle Public Schools General Program)
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Drop-in center 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
(not Tuesdays)
Dinner 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
(not Tuesdays)
Drop-in center and meal Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Overnight shelter beginning March 1, 2014: ages 18-24, must have valid ID. Shelter-users will be selected by a lottery system. Call for further details. Verified 02/2014

Lazarus Day Center
206-623-7219
416 Second Ave Ext S., Seattle, WA 98104

Provides safe daytime shelter and services for homeless and low-income men and women aged 50 and older, including meals, snacks, haircuts, clothing, laundry facilities and showers, library, drug and alcohol counseling. 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 7 days a week.

Transportation provided to St. Martin De Porres Shelter upon approval.
Verified 02/2014

Chief Seattle Club
206-292-6214
410 Second Ave. Ext S., Seattle

"A sacred space for homeless and at-risk American Indian and Alaska Native people." Must be Alaska Native or American Indian with Tribal ID.

Member services Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nutritious breakfast; showers, laundry, clothing, access to health care, drug, and alcohol treatment.

Also financial assistance, housing, medical, clothing, and utilities: call for details.
Verified 02/2014

Share Wheel Storage Facility
206-623-0390
Physical facility: 963 Mercer St. (no mail to this address)
Mailing address: PO Box 2548, Seattle, WA 98111

Storage of small quantities of clothes, luggage, etc.; locker (lock provided). Drop off and pick up Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-9 a.m. No money payment required, but participants are expected to work one 2-hour shift/month, and attend one organizing meeting/month on a Sunday morning.
Verified 02/2014

Real Change
206-441-3247 extension 1
Mail: 219 First Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
Vendor center: 96 S. Main St., Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle’s weekly "street Paper". For individuals who need income. Vendors receive first 5 copies free at 1st orientation and next 5 free at 2nd orientation. After that, vendors pay 60 cents per copy, leaving the vendor a $1.40 cent profit on each paper sold (street price is $2). Orientations at 10 a.m. Monday and Friday.
Verified 02/2014

Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique
206-902-4270
1900 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Requires a referral by a case manager. Free diapers and children's clothing for homeless families. Referrals for other services.
Verified 02/2014

Wellspring Family Services Housing Services
206-826-3050
1900 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144

Requires a referral by a case manager. Homeless intervention: Provides case management and access to long term housing for homeless families living in King County. Provides interim housing or shelter, plus support services including counseling, child care, and parenting support. Referrals to services such as medical care, employment, education, training opportunities.
Verified 02/2014

Wellspring Family Services Early Learning Center "Morningsong" program
206-826-3052
1900 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Requires a referral by a case manager. Specialized childcare for homeless children ages 1 – 5 years old. Transportation, meals, in-classroom therapy, pediatric nurse practitioner, dental screenings. Provides diapers, clothing, warm coats, and toys.
Verified 02/2014


The following resources should be particularly useful to homeless women:

YWCA WorkSource Opportunity Place
206-436-8600 extension 0
2024 Third Ave; Seattle, WA 98121

Job listings, other job search help, including access to phone, computer, job-hunting workshops & classes. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Verified 02/2014

Mary's Place
206-621-8474
314 Bell Street, Seattle, Seattle, WA 98121
1830 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Day center 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for homeless women & their children. Showers, laundry, restrooms, etc. Breakfast and lunch sometimes available.

Night Shelter 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Up to 30-day stay for women with children; call for space availability. Intake with staff at the day center.
Verified 02/2014


*** If you have ideas for inclusion on this page, please send us mail. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has been homeless about what organizations have been most useful to you.


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This page last fully fact-checked: February 2014
This page last modified: February 17, 2014
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