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Catholic Community Services - St. Martin de Porres Shelter

Men's Shelter

1561 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA, 98134

Distance: 2 Miles

(206) 323-6341


Contact Hours: Screening: Nightly, 6:30pm. Must arrive no later than 7pm for screening. Shelter Services: Nightly, 6:30pm-7:30am.

Travel Information: Shelter intake is done at Lazarus Center, located at 2329 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98144, between Borrachini's Bakery and Mutual Fish. Call King County Metro at (206) 553-3000 or visit for public transit information.

Service Details

Service Description

Provides an emergency shelter for men ages 45 and older, with indefinite lengths of stay.
Offers shelter clients:
- Mats
- Blankets
- Laundry facilities
- Showers
- Clothing
- Housing assistance
- Hot coffee
- Spiritual counseling
- Memorial services for former clients
- A social room
- Referrals to other community resources
- Medical care with a registered nurse
- A very light evening meal served nightly

Program does not involve any required religious components.


  • Days of the Week
    • Friday 
    • Monday 
    • Saturday 
    • Sunday 
    • Thursday 
    • Tuesday 
    • Wednesday 
  • Focus Populations
    • Offenders 
    • Older Adults 
    • Sex Offenders 
    • Single Men 
  • Languages other than English
    • Spanish 


Men, ages 45 and older.
Must be able to get up and down from sleeping mats on the floor.
Can serve those convicted of a sex offense, as well as other offenses.
Accepts service animals with documentation and current vaccination records.
Shelter has ADA compliant doors, a bathroom stall and a shower, but aisles are narrow and sleeping area lacks space to store a mobility device alongside sleeping mats.

Application Instructions

Clients CANNOT apply in person at the shelter directly.

To access men's shelter:
- Apply in person at the Lazarus Center at 2329 Rainier Ave S at 6:30pm for shelter screening and transportation.
- Accepted clients will be driven to the St. Martin de Porres shelter.
- Clients are provided with transportation to Main St and Alaskan Way S in downtown Seattle the following morning.

Documents Required:
- Photo ID



Business Hours

Phones: 24 hours daily.
Shelter Screening: Nightly, 6:30pm at the Lazarus Day Center. Must arrive no later than 7pm for screening.
Shelter Services: Nightly, 6:30pm-7:30am.
Respite Shelter: 24 hours daily, by phone referral only.

Area Served

No geographic restrictions.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (206) 323-6341

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Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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