Cold Weather Shelter, Nov 6-12

Updated 11/10/22 at 6:30am. Due to cold weather on Sunday November 6 through Saturday November 12, KCRHA is activating Severe Weather Response protocols. Outreach workers and service providers may request emergency funding from RHA for cold weather survival supplies, and we are expanding day center and shelter capacity. 

Printable flyers for Seattle and King County.

Housing is the solution to homelessness. 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.

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 provide whatever is most needed.

If needed, we are prepared to expand both day center and overnight capacity. We will continue to monitor the weather as well as usage of the extra capacity, and will adjust as needed.

Seattle Extra Capacity Day Center and Overnight Shelter:

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

  • Day Center extended hours Sunday – Friday 7am-7pm
  • 24/7 overnight Sunday – Saturday 6pm – 9am
  • 60 bed capacity
  • Breakfast and dinner served

Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street (bottom floor)

  • Open overnight Thursday 11/10 – Saturday morning 11/12
  • For ages 18+, All Genders, Pets allowed, 7:00pm-9:00am
  • 130 bed capacity
  • Dinner served

Seattle Indian Center, The Inn at Roy St., 624 S. Dearborn St., Seattle

  • Male-identifying only, no drugs, alcohol or weapons
  • 25 bed capacity overnight, guests can stay as the space is also a Day Center
  • Breakfast served

(Closed Thursday) St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St (Shoreline, off Aurora)

  • Open overnight Tuesday 11/8 and Wednesday 11/9 only
  • For single adults and couples, 8:30pm – 7:30am
  • 15 bed capacity

Seattle Regularly Operating Daytime Warming Centers for Single Adults

  • The Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center (4th & Jefferson), Every Day, 7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Seattle Indian Center Day Center (624 S. Dearborn Street), Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Compass Day Center (77 S Washington St.), Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • 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 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Chief Seattle Club Day Center (410 2nd Ave. Ext S.), Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm (Native / Indigenous only)
  • Aurora Commons (8914 Aurora Ave N.), Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Bread of Life Mission (97 South Main St.), Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Immanuel Lutheran (1215 Thomas St.), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • God’s Little Acre (12517 33rd Ave), Monday-Friday 9:00am-12pm & 1:00-4pm

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

  • Elizabeth Gregory Home (1604 NE 50th St.), Sunday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, women only
  • Mary’s Place Day Center (1830 Ninth Ave), Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm; women or women with children only
  • YouthCare
    • Orion Center (1828 Yale Ave), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30pm – 7:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am – 1:00pm; youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • UDYC (4516 15th Ave. NE) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-4pm / Wednesday 8am-1pm / Sunday 9am-1pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • S. Seattle 24 hours (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) youth only (ages 12 to 24)
  • Street Youth Ministries (4540 15th Ave NE), Monday – Tuesday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • New Horizons Ministries (2709 3rd Ave), Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm – 9:00pm, Youth/Young Adult Only (13-25)

East King County Shelters & Day Centers: 

  • Bellevue – Adult Men: Congregations for the Homeless, 515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, contact 425-496-4885, closest bus route is the 271
  • Kirkland – Women: The Sophia Way, Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), contact 425-896-7385, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250
  • Kirkland – Families with Children: New Bethlehem Place, 8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland, contact 425-679-0354 
  • Redmond – Youth & Young Adults: The Landing, Friends of Youth, 16101 NE 87th St., Redmond, 24 hours, contact 425-449-3868
  • Snoqualmie – Single Adults & Couples: Reclaim (formerly Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services), 38625 SE River St, Snoqualmie, contact 425-773-2874

South King County Extra Capacity Shelter:

  • Mary’s Place: No additional capacity at Burien location; call Family Shelter Intake Line (206-245-1026) for information on bed availability and to arrange a Lyft ride to another Mary’s Place location (in Seattle or Bellevue).
  • Burien Highline United Methodist Church: 13015 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168; 7pm to 9 am, Monday 11/7 through Wednesday night, 11/9. Approximately 50 beds.
  • Auburn Ray of Hope: 2806 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002. 50 overnight beds in Sundown shelter. Day center will remain open overnight through Thursday night and can accommodate approximately 40 individuals. 

South King County Regularly Operating Shelters / Day Centers

North King County

Shoreline: St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline, off Aurora, for single adults and couples, 8:30pm – 7:30am

Other places to find warmth

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

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

Snohomish County Shelters

Click here for Snohomish County

Pierce County Shelters

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How to Treat and Prevent Hypothermia

Information from Public Health of Seattle King County. Hypothermia is a condition in which a person’s body temperature has dropped significantly below normal. This occurs from inadequate protection against exposure to cold temperatures. Symptoms include uncontrolled shivering, slow or unclear speech, feeling extremely tired, stumbling when attempting to walk, inability to think clearly, and semi-consciousness or unconsciousness.