This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.
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.
Compass Housing Alliance
Adult Service Center (operated by
Drop-in center 10:30 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week. Pick up phone messages. Lunch served daily 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Some dinners served.
Laundry & showers available to both men & women 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Towels & soap provided. Sign-up that morning for a time slot for either service or both, with showers and laundry facilities.
Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
YouthCare's Orion Center
Open Monday-Friday for youth ages 13-21.
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. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
410 Second Ave. Ext S., Seattle
"A sacred space for homeless and at-risk American Indian and Alaska Native people." Nutritious breakfast; showers, laundry, clothing, access to health care, drug, and alcohol treatment. Member services M-F 7am-2pm.
SHARE Storage Facility
Storage of small quantities of clothes, luggage, etc.; locker (lock provided). Drop off and pick up 6:30am-8:30am M-F, 7am-9am Sat-Sun. 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.
Seattle's weekly "homeless paper". Vendors receive first
10 copies free. After that, vendors pay 35 cents a copy, leaving the
vendor a 65 cent profit on each paper sold. Orientations at 1pm Monday and Friday.
Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique
Free diapers and children's clothing for homeless families. Referrals for other services.
Wellspring Family Services Housing Services
Homelessness 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.
Wellspring Family Services Early Learning Center "Morningsong" program
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, toys.
The following resources should be particularly useful to homeless women:
Affiliate downtown, at YWCA Opportunity Place
Job listings, other job search help, including access to phone, computer, job-hunting workshops & classes.
Day center for homeless women & their children. Showers, laundry,
restrooms, etc. Breakfast roughly 8:30 am, lunch roughly 12:15 pm.
A program of the Church of Mary Magdalene, which meets as a church on Saturday in the same location.
*** 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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Nearly all sections of the Crisis Resource Directory should be of use to some homeless people. The following are probably of particular interest:
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