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City of Seattle - Human Services Department - Community Support & Assistance

Emergency Shelter

700 5th Ave, Seattle Municipal Tower, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104

Distance: 0 Miles


Contact Hours: Visit in person. Line up no earlier than 9pm. Intake: Daily, 9pm until full.

Travel Information: King County Metro routes 212, 217, 402, 405, 410, 415, 417, 422, 424, 510, 511, 512, 513, 554, 590 and 594 to 4th Ave & Cherry St. as well as multiple other routes to downtown Seattle.

Service Details

Service Description

Provides nightly shelter for 80 men and women. Men and women are sheltered in separate areas of the building, with mats and blankets.


  • Days of the Week
    • Friday 
    • Monday 
    • Saturday 
    • Sunday 
    • Thursday 
    • Tuesday 
    • Wednesday 
  • Focus Populations
    • Offenders 
    • Sex Offenders 
    • Single Men 
    • Single Women 


Homeless men and women ages 18 and older.
Accepts self-identified service animals.
Accepts people with criminal records, including those with a sex offense on their record.

Building is on a steep incline, but shelter itself is accessible to those with wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accommodations are mats on the floor and staff are not able to assist with transferring.

Application Instructions

Visit in person.
Clients should arrive as close to 9pm as possible, but will be accepted into the shelter until all spaces are full.



Business Hours

M-F, 8am-5pm.

Area Served

No geographic restrictions.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (206) 684-0266
TTY (206) 684-0274

Last Update


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