Cold Weather Shelter, February 21 – March 9

Due to cold weather, with low temperatures in the 20’s to 30’s and the potential for snow, KCRHA is activating Severe Weather Response protocols.

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, hand warmers, 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.

Activation Extension:

With cold weather continuing, this activation is being extended through the morning of Thursday, March 9, 2023. Please see details below and take note of the location change: the overnight shelter at Exhibition Hall ends the morning of Wednesday, March 1 and moves to City Hall starting that evening through the morning of Thursday, March 9.

Download the Seattle Cold Weather Shelter flyer here.

This page was last updated on 3/06/2023 at 11:20am.

Families across the region: Call the Family Shelter Intake Line (206-245-1026) to be connected with a shelter bed and a ride to that location. 

Seattle Overnight & Daytime Shelters

Central Seattle

Note: The Compass Housing Alliance Shelter located across from the Ferry Terminal on Alaskan Way will not be available for overnight shelter through KCRHA’s system-wide severe weather response.


The shelter at Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center is now closed for this activation. The shelter at City Hall will open beginning the night of Wednesday, March 1.

City Hall (Lower Lobby/Red Room), enter at 600 4th Ave, corner of 4th & Cherry

  • Overnight 7pm-9am, Wednesday 3/1 through the morning of Thursday 3/9
  • 55 bed capacity
  • Adults age 18+
  • All genders 
  • Pets allowed
  • Meals served

Seattle Indian Center (Roy Street Shelter), 157 Roy Street, Seattle

  • Open 24/7
  • 15 beds 
  • Males only, 18+
  • 3 meals a day

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter, 318 2nd Ave Ext S Seattle WA 98104

  • Phone: 206-622-5127
  • Check-in: 6pm-10:30pm
  • Breakfast served: 7am
  • Exit: 7:30am
  • Number of beds: 20
  • First come, first served.

Seattle Regularly Operating Daytime Warming Centers for Single Adults

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 9am – 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm; 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) overnight 18 only  
  • Street Youth Ministries (4540 15th Ave NE), Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 1pm
  • New Horizons Ministries (2709 3rd Ave), Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:00pm – 8:30pm Wednesday 2pm-8:30pm (clinic is onsite on Wed, from 2p-3:30pm) 

North Seattle/Shoreline


St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St (North Seattle / Shoreline, off Aurora)

  • Opening announced daily
  • Overnight 8:30pm – 7:30am
  • Guests are welcome beginning at 8:30pm until lights out at 10pm
  • Single adults and couples
  • 15 bed capacity
  • Hotline: 206-801-2797

East King County Overnight & Daytime Shelters

Overnight Shelters with Drop-in:
  • Congregations for the Homeless (515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue), for adult men, closest bus route is the 271, 425-496-4885
  • 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, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250, 425-896-7385
  • New Bethlehem Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland), for families with children, 425-679-0354
  • Friends of Youth (16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond) for young adults 18-24 years, 206-236-5437
  • Congregations for the Homeless – Day Center (Male-identifying) Lincoln Center 515B 116th Ave NE Suite 174 Bellevue, WA 98004, 5AM – 10PM 425-496-4885
  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Day Center (Families with Children) 11920 NE 80th St Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033, 9AM – 4PM 425-679-0354
  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center (Women-identifying) 3032 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004, 8AM – 3PM 425-896-7385
  • Friends of Youth 16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond, (youth and young adults) , 206-236-5437

Snoqualmie Valley Overnight Shelters


Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, 38625 SE River St, Snoqualmie

  • Single Adults
  • Contact 425-773-2874

South King County Overnight & Daytime Shelters


  • Ray of Hope – Year-Round Emergency Shelter, Day Center, AND Temporary Warming Center
    • 2806 Auburn Way N. Auburn, WA 98002
    • 50 Emergency Shelter beds in Sundown Shelter. 16 Safe Parking spots, must check in inside first. 
  • YMCA Arcadia Youth Shelter – Year-Round Emergency Shelter
    • 932 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002
    • Operating hours: Drop-In: 2:30-6pm; Overnight Shelter: 9pm-8am.


  • Highline United Methodist Church – Severe Weather Shelter
    • 13015 1st Ave. S., Burien
    • (206) 241-5520
    • Open 7 pm – 9 am, Open through Tuesday night, 2/28 (closing Wednesday morning)
  • Mary’s Place – Year-Round Emergency Shelter
    • 12845 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98146
    • Open at normal capacity, families with children only.
    • Call Family Shelter Intake Line: 206-245-1026

Federal Way

  • FUSION Family Center – Year-Round Emergency Shelter & Severe Weather Shelter
    • 1505 S 328th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
    • Year-Round shelter is open to families with children only
    • Call Family Shelter Intake Line: 206-245-1026
  • Multi Service Center (MSC) – Year-Round Emergency Shelter
    • Open at normal capacity, families with children only.
    • Call Family Shelter Intake Line: 206-245-1026


  • UGM KentHOPE – Year-Round Emergency Shelter
    • Located in Kent – Walk-in not available, please call to begin intake process
    • Women and Children Only. Call (206) 501-HELP (4357) between 8 am and 4 pm to begin intake process or check for bed availability

Maple Valley

  • Vine Maple Place – Year-Round Emergency Shelter
    • 21730 Dorre Don Way SE. Maple Valley, WA 98038
    • Open at normal capacity, families with children only.
    • Call 424-432-2119

Note on Activation: 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.