2018-2019 Severe Weather Shelter and Winter Shelter in King County – FOR REFERENCE ONLY

This blog post contains information about additional shelter options for people in the winter time including Severe Weather Shelter (when open) and Winter Shelter.
This is not a comprehensive list of all shelter in King County – please visit 211 for year-round shelters and to find more resources.
Severe Weather Shelter locations around King County can be found below. Cities and organizations that operate Severe Weather Shelter have varying criteria of when shelters are open, but typically open Severe Weather Shelter when the weather is below freezing. Please visit the Crisis Clinic Resource Talk Shelter page to see the most updated list of open Severe Weather Shelters around King County.
Winter Shelters are seasonal shelters that typically open every night in November through March/April/May depending on the program. This information is listed after information about Severe Weather Shelters.
Warming Shelters are Day Centers and other community locations that provide people a respite from the cold. IN CASES OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, HOURS AT CERTAIN WARMING SHELTERS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 
Please Circulate and share this information with your clients, guests, and people you know who are staying outside and want to find shelter inside from the frigid temperatures.

If these resources don’t work, encourage people to call 211 for other possible options. 

This post will be frequently updated with the most recent information. If you know of new or updated information please contact notices[at]homelessinfo[dot]org. ______________________________________________________________________

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTERS – Updated 2/1/2019 at 2:00 p.m. We anticipate more openings this weekend and will update ASAP.
Please share information about severe weather shelters with your clients and the community.  Check back for frequent updates about openings. While every effort is taken to keep this page up-to-date, please email notices[@]homelessinfo.org with any concerns. 

KING COUNTY:
Severe Weather Shelter in Downtown Seattle operated by King County – OPEN 

  • Location: King County Administration Building located at 500 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Thursday night, Feb. 14, 2019, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (currently scheduled to go back to just 50 spaces Friday, 2/14 morning at 6a.m. after people access the shelter the night before)
  • Capacity: 100. *note* – this shelter is open nightly for 50 men and will have an additional 50 mats 2/3-2/14 for a total of 100
  • Population:  Men, 18 and over
  • Other info: Go directly to shelter, no referrals required
  • Contact for information: King County, 206-263-9089

SEATTLE:
Seattle Severe Weather Shelter – OPEN – Flyer

  • Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 – PLEASE USE LOWER LEVEL ENTRANCE
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Sunday night, Feb. 10, 2019, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. (currently scheduled to close Monday 2/11 morning at 7 a.m. after people access the shelter the night before)
  • Capacity: 100+; nobody will be turned away
  • Population: All genders/Co-Ed Shelter: 18+, no children. Pets can be accommodated.  
  • Other info: Go directly to shelter, no referrals required. Bus Routes Include #3, and Rapid Ride D Line
  • Contact for information: (206) 684-0231

RENTON:
Renton Cold Weather Shelter –  OPEN – Flyer

  • Location: The Old Chamber of Commerce building, 300 Rainier Avenue North (Metro bus route 106 & 107 stops nearby)
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Monday night, Feb. 11, 2019, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. (currently scheduled to close Tuesday 2/12 at 7 a.m. after people access the shelter the night before)
  • Capacity: 30
  • Population:  All genders – Separate areas for men, women, and families.
  • Other info: Drop-in’s welcome, Snacks provided, no pets allowed
  • Contact for information: City of Renton, Human Services office at 425-430-6600

KENT:
Kent Severe Weather Shelter –  OPEN

  • Location: Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2019, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. (currently scheduled to close Tuesday 2/7 at 7 a.m. after people access the shelter the night before). NOTE: Kent will most likely have severe weather shelter open Friday 2/8, waiting on final details.
  • Capacity & population: Priority will be given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles, but the shelter will also be available for single women and men.
  • Other info: Operated by Catholic Community Services staff
  • Contact for information: City of Kent, 253-856-5070

SNOQUALMIE/MONROE:
Take the Next Step MONROE Severe Weather Shelter –  OPEN

  • Location: New Hope Fellowship, Main Church Building (102 W Main St, Monroe, WA 98272); accessible via the donation-based Snoqualmie Valley Transportation
  • Dates & Time: OPEN  Call (360) 453-7622 to confirm opening – usually open when forcast is below 32* in Monroe. When open, hours are from 8pm-8am; must arrive before 10pm
  • Population: Co-Ed shelter
  • Contact for Information: Email Michael Lorio at mikel@ttns.org. Hotline updated every day by noon with shelter information, (360) 453-7622
  • Notes: This shelter is operated by Take The Next Step, and is accessible via the donation-based (free) Snoqualmie Valley Transportation. For more information, visit https://www.ttns.org/cold-weather-shelter/

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WINTER SHELTERS – Updated 12/5/2018 at 1pm
Please share information about winter shelters with your clients and the community. This list not comprehensive. More information on winter shelters can be found by searching your region on 211

AUBURN:

  • Winter Shelter intake is run by Catholic Community Services
    • Intake Location: Auburn Ray of Hope Day Center; 2536 I St NE
    • Intake Times: Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm

EASTSIDE:

  • Congregations for the Homeless Men’s Shelter — PRINT & POST THIS FLYER
    • LocationLincoln Center Office Park (515B 116th NE, Bellevue, WA 98004). Closest bus route is the 271.
    • Times: 7:30PM-8AM, 7 days a week; Intake at 7:30pm, soft curfew at 10:30pm but admitted until closing at 8am
    • Population: Men, 18+
    • CapacityMax 100, recommended arrival by 9pm to secure a bed
    • Contact Information: 425-289-4044
    • NotesFirst come, first served. Low barrier. Dinner, bunkbeds, blankets provided. No daytime storage.
  • Sophia Way — PRINT & POST THIS FLYER
    • Location: Lakeside Christian Church, 701 1st Street, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • Dates & Time: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week through April 30, 2019. PLEASE ARRIVE AFTER 8PM.
    • Population: Women, 18+
    • Contact Information: Cynthia Brown, 425-463-6254
    • Notes: First come, first served. No reservations/waitlist. Hot dinner, cold breakfast provided. Referrals provided for housing and other services. 2 free bus tickets every visit. Near bus routes 234, 245, 255, 257

FEDERAL WAY 

  • Winter Shelter intake in Federal Way is run by CCS’s Reach Out program (https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/reach-out/)
    • Intake Location: Federal Way Day Center (33505 13th Ave S., Suite D, Federal Way, WA 98003)
    • Intake Times: Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM.
    • Contact Information: Catholic Community Services at (253) 854-0077

KENT

REDMOND 

  • Catholic Community Services @ Redmond United Methodist Church
    • Location: Redmond United Methodist Church (16540 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052)
    • Dates & Times: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week through fall and winter. Must call (206) 437-7448 in advance to complete intake. Open curfew at 10pm.
    • Population: Families only.
    • Contact Information: (206) 437-7448
    • Notes: Accepts service animals with current vaccine records. Dinner, light breakfast, sleeping mats and blankets provided. Cannot accommodate those fleeing DV. Accessible to mobility devices.

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY 

  • Snoqualmie United Methodist Church
    • Location: Sallal Grange 12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA through March 17, 2019.
      • Shelter will rotate locations through March 31, 2019
      • For the most up-to-date information on the shelter location, check svshelterservices.org
    • Dates & Times: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week. Evening-only guests must leave by 9:45pm, unaccompanied teens must leave by 10:30pm
    • Population: Single men and women, single parent families, and two parent families with connections to North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, and Duvall
    • Capacity: 30
    • Contact Information: (425) 505-0038 or info@svshelterservices.org
    • Notes: Dinner served 8:30-9:30pm; Light breakfast also served; Mats and sleeping bags provided; low-barrier shelter (no drugs, alcohol, weapons); staff check for sexual assault history, but no other background checks are performed

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WARMING CENTERS– Updated 12/5/2018 at 1pm
Please share information about warming centers with your clients and the community. This list not comprehensive. More information on warming centers can be found by searching your region on 211DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, HOURS AT SEVERAL DAY AND WARMING CENTERS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. 

EASTSIDE:

  • Congregations for the Homeless Men’s Shelter — PRINT & POST THIS FLYER
    • LocationLincoln Center Office Park (515B 116th NE, Bellevue, WA 98004). Closest bus route is the 271.
    • Times: 7:30PM-7:30AM, 7 days a week; Intake at 7:30pm, soft curfew at 10:30pm but admitted until closing at 7:30am
    • Population: Men, 18+
    • CapacityMax 100, recommended arrival by 9pm to secure a bed
    • Contact Information: 425-289-4044
    • NotesFirst come, first served. Low barrier. Dinner, bunkbeds, blankets provided. No daytime storage.

FEDERAL WAY:

  • Federal Way Community Center:
    • Location: 876 S 333rd St, Federal Way, WA 98003
    • Times: M-F 5:30am-9:30pm; Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm; Closed on certain holidays
    • Population: Everyone is welcome
    • Contact Information: Visit their website or call (253) 835-6900; listen to the menu of options to speak with a representative
    • Notes: No daytime storage

SEATAC:

  • SeaTac Community Center:
    • Location: 13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168
    • Times: M-TH 830am-9:30pm; F 8:30am-5pm; Sat 8:30am-4pm; Closed Sun
    • Population: Everyone is welcome
    • Contact Information: Visit their website or call (206) 973-4680
    • Notes: No daytime storage