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Mary's Place

Emergency Family Shelter Intake

113 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109

Distance: 1 Miles

(206) 245-1026


Contact Hours: 24 hours daily.

Travel Information: Across Dexter Ave from Denny Park. Call King County Metro at (206) 553-3000 or visit for public transit information.

Service Details

Service Description

Coordinates emergency shelter for single and two-parent families with children as well as pregnant women, at multiple locations in King County.
Once accepted into a shelter, families will be guaranteed an ongoing nightly spot in that shelter program.

Shelters accessed through the family emergency shelter access line include (but are not limited to):
- Catholic Community Services' Sacred Heart Shelter
- Mary's Place's Family Shelter Center
- Mary's Place's White Center Shelter
- Mary's Place Northshore
- Multi-Service Center's MSC Emergency Shelter
- REACH's Center of Hope
- Solid Ground's Family Shelter
- YWCA's Auburn Shelter
- YWCA's E Cherry Shelter
- YWCA's Young Parent Program Willows Shelter
- YWCA's Willows Emergency
- YWCA's Renton Emergency
- YWCA's Enhanced Emergency Shelter for Women and Children
- Additional family shelter beds throughout King County


  • Days of the Week
    • Friday 
    • Monday 
    • Thursday 
    • Tuesday 
    • Wednesday 
  • Focus Populations
    • Accepts Those Fleeing DV 
    • Pregnant Women 
    • Single Parent Families Headed by Fathers 
    • Single Parent Families Headed by Mothers 
    • Two Parent Families 
  • Languages other than English
    • Interpreter services 


Families within King County who have stayed in a place not meant for human habitation in King County the night before calling as well as families fleeing from domestic violence.
This includes staying in a car, in a shelter, in a motel paid for by an agency, or in some other place that isn't meant for people to be spending the night.
A family is considered at least one adult with at least one child under age 18 over whom they have legal custody; someone who is pregnant or parents/guardians who are attempting reunification with children are also considered a family.
Adult children ages 18 and older who are still in high school may stay in the shelter with parent/guardian.
Serves clients who are fleeing DV; locations are not secure/confidential, but staff helps families explore secure/confidential shelter options.
No violent crimes or sexual offenses.
Registered service animals allowed; pets accepted as space allows.
Family will be asked at intake if any members have disabilities or use mobility devices so that referrals to accessible shelters may be made, if possible.

Application Instructions

Call phone line each day to be screened for shelter openings that night.
Intake specialist will complete a short screening to determine literal homelessness and vulnerability.
Families without a reliable phone can provide third party contact information to the intake specialist.
Families will be contacted by family emergency shelter providers that afternoon and evening if they have shelter space available.
Families can call anytime even after hours to inquire about last-minute openings.

The line is frequently busy. If a recording is reached, keep calling back to talk to an intake specialist.



Business Hours

Office: M-F, 9am-5pm.

Area Served

No geographic restrictions.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (206) 621-8474
Shelter Intake (206) 245-1026

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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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