Cold Weather Shelter, Nov 28 – Dec 12

Due to cold weather, with low temperatures in the 30’s, KCRHA is activating Severe Weather Response protocols in Seattle from Monday, November 28 through Monday, December 12. This post was updated 12/9/22 at 6:30am.

NOTE: Central Seattle shelters are extending hours through Monday 12/7 at Fisher Pavilion and Monday 12/12 at Compass and Lakefront.

UPDATED 12/5/22: Printable flyer for outreach in Seattle, and Map for Seattle.

There was significant usage of the cold weather shelter at Compass in downtown Seattle during the two previous cold weather activations this month, with up to 40 people using the extra overnight space.

Members of the public who would like to support the distribution of harm reduction supplies like coats, blankets, wool or synthetic socks and gloves, sleeping bags, blankets, handwarmers, and food should donate funds directly to a local service provider. Donating funds ensures flexibility so that outreach and shelter providers can adjust their supplies to meet the need. Check our homeless services database to find a non-profit in your neighborhood.

Housing Solves Homelessness

This is the third cold weather activation in the month of November, following five severe weather activations for unhealthy air quality in September and October, and two weeklong heat waves in July and August.

As severe weather becomes a more regular part of the landscape due to climate change, it’s important to remember that extra shelter space during extreme weather helps meet the immediate need for warmth, but doesn’t solve the root cause. We hope this can be a reminder to all our neighbors that housing is a basic human need, and every human deserves a safe place to live.

Families across the King County

Call the Family Shelter Intake Line, 206-245-1026, to be connected with a shelter bed and a ride to that location.

Seattle Extra Capacity Overnight Shelter:

Compass Housing Alliance, enter at 210 Alaskan Way S., across from the Ferry Terminal

  • NO LONGER open 24/7.
  • Day center is back to regular hours and will reopen Monday 12/12 at 9am
  • Overnight remains open through the weekend until Monday 12/12
  • 60 bed capacity
  • Adults age 18+, all genders
  • Dinner and light breakfast served
  • Pets ok

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

  • Overnight 7pm- 9am, Tuesday 11/29 through Wednesday morning 12/7
  • 100 bed capacity
  • Adults age 18+, all genders
  • Dinner and light breakfast served
  • Pets ok

Lakefront Community House, 600 N. 130th St., Seattle

  • Overnight 5pm – 9am Friday 12/2 through Monday morning 12/12
  • 20 bed capacity
  • Adults 18+, all genders
  • 3 meals a day
  • Pets ok

Shoreline / North Seattle Overnight Shelter

CLOSED AS OF 12/2. St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St (North Seattle / Shoreline, off Aurora)

  • Opening announced daily, 8:30pm – 7:30am
  • Single adults and couples
  • 15 bed capacity

South King County:

All South King County Severe Weather Shelters are closed as of the morning of December 6th. Emergency Shelters are operating at normal capacity.

Burien Overnight Shelter

Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 1st Ave. S., Burien

  • Open overnight 7pm – 9am, Monday 11/28 through Sunday 12/4
  • Dinner, snacks and breakfast served

Federal Way Overnight Shelter

  • FUSION Family Center: 1505 S 328th St, Federal Way
  • Open overnight 5pm – 9am through Saturday night, December 3rd.
  • No pets
  • Snacks/water provided

Renton Overnight Shelter

Old Chamber of Commerce Building, 300 Rainier Ave N., Renton 

  • Open overnight 8pm – 7am, Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29
  • No pets
  • Snacks/food/warm beverage provided

Auburn Overnight Shelter 

Auburn Food Bank & Warming Center, 2806 Auburn Way N., Auburn

  • For single adults and couples, 9pm – 7am

Kent Overnight Shelter & Daytime Warming

Kent Overnight: Holy Spirit Church, 310 3rd Ave S., Kent

  • Open overnight 9pm – 7am, Tuesday 11/29 through Thursday 12/1
  • Water and snacks provided

Kent Daytime Warming

  • Community Engagement Center (1225 W Smith St), Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10am – 3pm
  • KentHope Day Center (9009 Canyon Drive), 7 days, 7am – 8:30pm (women and children only)
  • PeerKent (216 W Gowe St STE 300), Monday-Friday, 9am – 9pm, Saturday/Sunday, 11am – 7pm
  • Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E Smith St), Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm (seniors only)
  • Kent Library (212 2nd Ave N), Tuesday/Wednesday 11am – 8pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm

Seattle Regularly Operating Daytime Warming Centers for Single Adults

  • The Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center (4th & Jefferson), Every Day, 7am – 5pm
  • Seattle Indian Center Day Center (624 S. Dearborn Street), Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Compass Day Center (210 Alaskan Way S.), Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Immanuel Community Services (1215 Thomas St.), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Urban Rest Stop
    • Ballard (2014-B NW 57th St), Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 2:30pm
    • Downtown (1924 Ninth Avenue), Monday – Friday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Saturday / Sunday from 8am – 3pm
  • Chief Seattle Club Day Center (410 2nd Ave. Ext S.), Monday – Friday, 7am – 2pm (Native / Indigenous only)
  • Aurora Commons (8914 Aurora Ave N.), Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm
  • Bread of Life Mission (97 South Main St.), Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3pm
  • God’s Little Acre (12521 33rd Ave), Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Seattle Day Centers for Women, Families, Youth and Young Adults

  • Elizabeth Gregory Home (1604 NE 50th St.), Sunday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm, women only
  • Mary’s Place Day Center (1830 Ninth Ave), Monday – Friday from 7am – 3:30pm; women or women with children only
  • YouthCare
    • Orion Center, downtown (1828 Yale Ave), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am – 8pm and Saturday from 10am – 2pm; youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • University District (4516 15th Ave. NE) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-4pm / Wednesday 8am-1pm / Sunday 9am-1pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • South Seattle (9416 Rainier Ave S.) 24 hours (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) youth only (ages 12 to 24)
  • Street Youth Ministries (4540 15th Ave NE), Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 1pm
  • New Horizons Ministries (2709 3rd Ave), Monday – Thursday 3pm – 8:30pm

CLOSED: Kenmore Daytime Warming Center

The Hangar at Town Square, 6728 NE 181st St., Kenmore 

  • Open 6am – 8pm, Monday 11/28 through Saturday 12/3, and 7am – 6pm on Sundays

East King County 

Eastside Day Centers:

  • Congregations for the Homeless – Day Center (Male-identifying) Lincoln Center 515B 116th Ave NE Suite 174 Bellevue, WA 98004, 5am – 10pm
  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Day Center (Families with Children) 11920 NE 80th St Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033, 9am – 4pm
  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center (Women-identifying) 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, 8am – 3pm, extended to 7pm if temperatures are at or below freezing. 7 bed capacity, sign up starts at 7pm. Laundry and meals provided.
  • Friends of Youth (16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond), for youth and young adults (ages 13-25), 206-236-5437

Eastside Emergency Shelters with Drop-in: 

  • Bellevue: Congregations for the Homeless (515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue), for adult men, 425-496-4885, closest bus route is the 271
  • Kirkland: The Sophia Way, two locations, Helen’s Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 200, Kirkland) and Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), for adult women, 425-896-7385, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250
  • Kirkland: New Bethlehem Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland), for families with children, 425-679-0354 

Eastside Daytime Warming Sites (city-owned community buildings) 





  • Kirkland Library (308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033) 10am-5pm (M,Th,F), 1pm-8pm (T-W), 11am-6pm (S)
  • Kingsgate Library (1231 NE 143rd St, Kirkland, WA 98304) 1pm-8pm (T-W) 10am-5pm (Th-Sat.)


Seattle and King County public libraries are open for daytime warming during regular hours.


Local malls like The Outlet Collection in Auburn, and Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila are open to the public for daytime warming.

Note on Activation Status

Please note that KCRHA does not currently manage Severe Weather Activation contracts outside of the City of Seattle so we are continuously monitoring what other jurisdictions may activate in partnership with local service providers. KCRHA uses a three-tiered protocol for severe weather activation, developed in collaboration with partners at Public Health, service providers, and people experiencing homelessness.