Tier 2 Severe Weather Protocols will be activated beginning in the evening of Friday, March 1, and closing the morning of Monday, March 4.

This page was last updated on 2/29/2024 at 3:00 pm. We will continue to update as more information becomes available or changes.

With persistent overnight low temperatures in the forecast, KCRHA is activating the Tier 2 Severe Weather Response Protocols from Friday, March 1 in the evening through Monday, March 4, 2024, with a potential for extension, in accordance with our Severe Weather Policy.  A Tier 2 activation means that the KCRHA is working to coordinate with cities to open additional 24/7 emergency shelters and warming centers, as well as several other activities which are outlined in our Cold Weather Activation Thresholds document. 

Learn more about thresholds for cold weather activation, what goes into an activation, review our full Severe Weather Policy, or view the slides from our presentation at the King County Winter Weather Seminar.

Across all seasons, Public Health of Seattle-King County has advice on being prepared for hot weather, and being prepared for wildfire smoke, and, in the case of extreme cold, how to prevent and treat hypothermia.

Use the links below to find forecast information and year-round resources. 

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

General Use:

QR Code for KCRHA’s Severe Weather Response page – can be added to flyers to direct to the most up-to-date info

Cold Weather Activation Tiers Consolidated Flyer – for service providers to have a quick reference to activation tiers

How to Help During the Cold – Social Media Carousel – for service providers and community members to share (compressed folder with 4 images)

March 1-4 Activation Specific:

Tier 2 Activation – March 1-4 Announcement Graphic
Cold Weather Shelter Flyer – Seattlelast updated 2/29/2024 at 3:15 pm
Cold Weather Shelter Flyer – North King Countylast updated 2/29/2024 at 3:30 pm
Cold Weather Shelter Flyer – East King County & Snoqualmie Valleylast updated 2/29/2024 at 3:40 pm
Cold Weather Shelter Flyer – South King Countylast updated 2/29/2024 at 3:50 pm

This information was last updated on 2/29/2024 at 11:10 am.

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

Overnight: 
  • The Salvation Army – SODO Severe Weather Shelter 
    • SoDo Shelter Bay A (1039 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134). The entrance is secured. When accessing the entrance, please inform Security you are seeking shelter, and The Salvation Army Staff will accompany you to the Shelter space. 
    • Open the evening of Friday, March 1 through the morning of Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm – 7:00 am 
    • Capacity: 33 people 
    • Ages 18+  
    • Light dinner and breakfast provided 
    • Pets welcome under owner control  
  • Urban League: Youth and Young Adults Shelter (year-round) 
    • Serves ages 18-24 (Seattle)  
    • Call for Daily Availability at (206) 639-7477, Capacity changes daily. 
  • YWCA of Seattle King County: Angeline’s Day Center and Overnight Program (2030 3rd Ave Seattle WA 98121) 
    • For single adult women (year-round) 
    • 7 days a week 

Daytime: 

Seattle Regularly Operating Daytime Warming Centers for Single Adults 

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

Existing daytime public Spaces 

This information was updated on 2/28/2024 at 4:00 pm.

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

Shoreline: 

Overnight: 

  • North King County Severe Weather Shelter 
    • St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline, WA 98133 
    • Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 8:00 pm – 7:00 am 
    • Operated by Urban League 
    • Serves Single Adults & Couples  
    • Walk-ins welcome 
    • Calling ahead to confirm a bed is available strongly encouraged. (206) 837 – 2746 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

  • Shoreline Library (345 NE 175th St)  
Lake Forest Park: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Kenmore: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Bothell: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Woodinville: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

This information was last updated on 2/29/2024 at 3:00 pm.

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

Algona – Pacific: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces: 

Auburn:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Daytime (With Services) 

Overnight 

  • YMCA Arcadia Youth Shelter – Year-Round Emergency Shelter 
    • 932 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002 
    • Extended Daytime Drop-in and Shelter Hours: 
      • March 1-3 – 12:00 – 7:00 pm Drop In  / 8:00 pm-9:00 am Shelter  
      • March 4 – Return to normal hours: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Drop In / 9:00 pm – 8:00 am Shelter  
  • Ray of Hope Resource Center Sundown Shelter – Year-Round Emergency Shelter & Safe Parking  
    • 2806 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002 
    • (253) 833-8925 
    • 9:00 pm – 7:00 am 
    • Overnight shelter beds (limited to 35) and safe parking spots 
Burien  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

  • Burien Community Center  (14700 6th Ave SW) 
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Building closed daily 2:00 – 3:00 pm) 
  • Burien Library (400 SW 152nd Street; Burien, WA 98166) 
Des Moines 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Federal Way 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Daytime (With Services) 

  • Catholic Community Services: Federal Way Day Center (33505 13th Pl. S. #D) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Kent 
  • FUSION Family Center – Year-Round Emergency 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. 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Daytime (With Services): 

  • Catholic Community Services Kent Community Engagement Center (Year-Round Day Center) 
    • 1229 W Smith St, Kent, WA 98032
    • Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • UGM Kent Hope Day Center 
    • 9009 Canyon Dr. Kent, WA 98030
    • Drop-in services for homeless women with or without children.  
    • Open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  
    • Services: meals, food to go, clothing, hygiene products, winter wear.  Help with resources and referrals for services also provided.  
Newcastle 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Renton 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

SeaTac:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Tukwila 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

South East King County: 

Black Diamond 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Covington 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Enumclaw:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces 

Maple Valley: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces 

Overnight:  

  • 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 Family Shelter Intake Line: (206) 245-1026 

This information was last updated on 2/29/2024 at 11:10 am

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

Bellevue:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Day Centers (With Services): 

  • Porchlight – Eastside Men’s Day Center (13668 SE Eastgate Way) Male-identifying, (425) 698-1295 
  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center (3032 Bellevue Way NE) 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Women-identifying 

Overnight:  

  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), Women; Call ahead 425-896-7385 
  • Porchlight – Eastside Men’s Shelter (13668 SE Eastgate Way), Call ahead (425) 698-1295 
Carnation: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services): 

Duvall: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services): 

Redmond: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Issaquah:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Kirkland:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

Day Centers (With Services): 

  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Day Center (8045 20th Ave NE Suite 100), 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Families with Children  

Overnight:  

  • The Sophia Way – Helen’s Place (8045 120th Ave NE); Women-identifying 
    • Call ahead (425) 572-2178 
    • Day Center phone: (425) 896-7385)  
  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Shelter (8045 20th Ave NE Suite 100) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Families with Children  
    Call Family Shelter Intake Line: (206) 245-1026 
Sammamish:  

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

This information was updated on 12/29/2024 at 11:00 am.

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

Snoqualmie: 

Existing Daytime Public Spaces (No Services):  

  • Snoqualmie Library (7824 Center Blvd SE) (425) 888-1223 
  • Snoqualmie Valley YMCA (35018 SE Ridge St) (425) 256-3115, wishing to go past the lobby area must be 16+ and have photo ID. Local youth using the facility alone during daily teen hours must be 14. 
North Bend 

Daytime Warming (No Services): 

  • North Bend City Hall  (920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045)
    • Open Friday, March 1, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  

During the colder months, many local organizations are providing spaces and supplies to keep unhoused neighbors warm and safe from extreme weather, there are a few things you can do to help, too:

During a Severe Weather Response protocols activation, you can look at the information listed in the sections above and find organizations in your region that offer daytime or overnight shelter when protocols are not activated, you can view our Regional Services Database to find an organization near you.

  • Check in with local organizations that are operating daytime drop-in centers and overnight shelter and ask if they need any donated supplies to keep their site running smoothly.
  • Volunteer with an organization that provides warming or resources for unsheltered individuals in your neighborhood or city.
  • Donate financially to an organization that serves your community.
  • Help get the word out about resources by sharing this page, or the graphics in the “Shareable Graphics & Flyers” section above on social media.

During cold snaps and storms, you can also carry ponchos, hand warmers, wool or synthetic warm socks, and snacks with water to give to people who request help.

More Places to Stay Warm Inside

Local malls (The Outlet Collection in Auburn, Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, and Alderwood Mall in Lynwood), libraries, and movie theaters are all good places to stay warm. 

King County Library System: Most libraries are warm and open to the public. Check for locations and times.