The purpose of Coordinated Entry (CE) is to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have equitable access to housing resource connections to resolve their housing crisis.
Regional Access Points (RAPs) are an entry point to CE.
These entry points are resource centers where people experiencing homelessness can get help finding housing and other resources. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness may call ahead to schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment for a CE Housing Triage Tool, households must contact a Regional Access Point directly.
Regional Access Points have limited walk-in hours available. Clicking the drop down arrow for each RAP below will list the walk-in hours available for that location. Walk-ins are first come first served.
RAP Catchment Areas: note that households experiencing homelessness in King County are able to access any RAP, not just the one they are located nearest.)
CE serves all people (single adults, young adults, couples, families, and veterans) experiencing homelessness including those:
- Living and sleeping outside
- Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation
- Staying in a shelter
- Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence
- Exiting an institution where you resided for up to 90 days and were in shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution.
Young adults who are imminently at risk of homelessness within 14 days are also eligible for CE.
List of Regional Access Points in King County
Catholic Community Services – Seattle
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. By appointment only. Drop-in clients often cannot be accommodated.
Please note: Due to demand it’s possible that not all households that seek a walk-in evaluation will be able to be accommodated at the time of walk-in.
Multi-Service Center- Federal Way
253-874-6718, then select Option 4 for the MSC Regional Access Point.
Beginning July 10, 2019, this phone line will be answered weekly on Wednesdays from 2-5 PM. Outside of that time, please leave a voicemail with your name, or an alias if you’d prefer to protect your identity, and a safe contact number or email address.
Alternatively, inquiries may be submitted via email to RAP@mschelps.org. Voicemails and emails will generally be returned within 3 business days, with some exceptions
Walk-In Hours: In efforts to address slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, walk-in hours are temporarily suspended, and CEA assessments will temporarily be conducted over the phone. Diversion services will continue without interruption. Call 253-874-6718 for more information.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday hours by appointment only.
Walk-In Hours have been temporarily suspended as a preventative measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about King County COVID-19 Response.
Solid Ground – North Seattle
1501 N. 45th Street Seattle, WA 98103
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, you can call (206)694-6833 to be assessed for diversion or Coordinated Entry over the phone and not present in person at this Regional Access Point. Please be patient as call volume may be heavy.
Catholic Community Services – Bellevue
The Salt House at Kirkland
11920 NE 80th St #100 Kirkland, WA 98033
Next to the New Bethlehem Shelter in Kirkland
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. By appointment only.
Population: All populations
Please note: Drop-in clients cannot be accommodated at this site.
Additional Access Points for Veterans
A Veteran (a person that served in the United States Military) experiencing homelessness can schedule an appointment for a CE Housing Triage Tool evaluation, by calling a Regional Access Point or the Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs at 206-454-2799.
Veterans can also get connected to housing resources and services through Operation: WelcomeOneHome.
The Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs Information and Assistance Call Center is the “Command Center” for Veterans and Neighbors to call to connect homeless Veterans to services. Outreach workers may be “dispatched” by the Call Center and will make contact within 24-hours to Veterans unable to travel. Established outreach methods include:
- WDVA Veterans Information and Assistance Call Center at 206-454-2799; and 2-1-1 Community Information Line.
- Site based
- WA State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) office: 2106 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121
- VA Puget Sound Community Outreach and Housing Services (CHOS) Renton Walk-in Clinic: 419 S 2nd Street, Suite 2, Renton, WA 98057
- Community-based mobile outreach
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families,
- VA-Puget Sound CHOS, and
- King County Veteran and Human Services outreach contracts [El Centro de la Raza, Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS) REACH, Sound Mental Health Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (SMH PATH), Therapeutic Health Services (THS), VA-Puget Sound, Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation (VCC), and WDVA].
Additional Access Points for Young Adults (Non-Parenting)
Young adults between 17 and 24 years old who are experiencing homeless in King County or are at imminent risk of being homeless within 14 days can also complete a CE Housing Triage Tool Evaluation through the following agencies. Call or visit one of these agencies during the listed drop-in hours to be evaluated for services.
Therapeutic Health Services
1901 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98144
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call: 206-322-7676, ext 6252 or email: email@example.com to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.
YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center
Drop In: Monday: 2-6p
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call 206-622-5555 to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.
Drop in: Mondays & Thursdays from 6-9pm (6pm by appointment, 7-9 walk/drop in)
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call 206-374-0866 to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.
*First hour by appointment only.
- Mon-Fri from 7-8pm, or Wednesdays during InReach from 2-4pm.
University District Youth Center
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12 pm-3pm
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call 206-522-4366 to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.
The Y Social Impact Center Arcadia
Phone: (253) 740-7189
- Clients are able to drop in between the hours of 1:00–4:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- Clients are also able to call in to schedule an appointment within this same timeframe as well.
- This location will conduct housing triage tools for clients across both Seattle/Central Seattle & South King County.
Click here for location details.
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call 253-939-2202 to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.
Friends of Youth Redmond
16225 NE 87th Street, #1, Redmond, WA 98052
Drop in: Tuesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Interested in Housing Navigation? Call 425-298-4846 to schedule an appointment for a CEA Housing Triage Tool evaluation.