Homeless Shelters

Homeless Shelters

Seattle Homeless Shelters

The Compass Center, A Lutheran Organization

77 S Washington St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-3100


In the Lutheran tradition of caring through serving, Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.

  Life on the streets is a difficult, frightening and lonely experience. The Compass Housing Alliance Day Services are designed to help those in crisis work toward increased stability, independence and healthy community life.  Their Day Services encompass the following programs: Client Services Office The “Bank” offers savings accounts for people who cannot maintain traditional bank accounts.  With limitations, people can deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts at their discretion. Banking and mailingInformation and referral Adult Day Center A warm, dry place to get a cup of coffeeShowers, restrooms and laundry available Hygiene Center ShowersRestroomsLaundry    

Solid Ground Washington

1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 694-6700


Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.

Emergency shelter through permanent housing, including support services. Counseling and financial support to prevent homelessness.

The Housing Resources Board

221 Winslow Way W.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-1909


HRB is the only 501c(3) housing non-profit based on Bainbridge Island. As such, they are the only organization in their community dedicated solely to assisting very low and low income individuals and families to find and maintain decent and safe housing, and to provide needed housing support services.

HRB works to provide lasting impacts by providing a continuum of housing support programs to their constituency, the 25% of the households in the community (over 8,800 people) who earn under $35,000 (80% A.M.I.) These continuum of housing programs include (1) managing and maintaining 49 units of rental housing to qualified individuals and families (2) helping low income physically disabled families, through their Independent Living Program, to make their homes safe and accessible (3) assisting low-income families to find feasible rental units throughout Kitsap County through their Homefinder and Homesharing Programs; (4) providing temporary financial assistance to well over 100 families annually through their Emergency Rental Assistance Program; (5) providing on-going financial assistance to very needed families through their Sustainable Rental Assistance Program; (6) working with the City and other organizations to develop and/or preserve affordable housing units on Bainbridge through their Pathways Program; and (7) assisting families to improve their personal financial management practices through their Pocket Change Program.

Providence Pariseu

1801 Lind Ave Sw #9016
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 525-3040


To provide a temporary home for women and children in crisis, under the guiding principles of: Compassion, Respect, Advocacy, Emergency, Family-like Environment, Support and Justice

Providing food, shelter & assistance to women and children in crisis to support them as they move through abuse and crisis to a stable home life.Program:Sojourner PlaceBudget: $200,000Category: HousingPopulation Served: Females, all ages or age unspecified Program Description: Providing transitional housing to women seeking to break the cycle of homelessness and abuse.

Way Back Inn Foundation

PO Box 621
Renton, WA 98057
(206) 390-5561


Way Back Inn Foundations (WBI) mission is to return dignityto people by providing emergency transitional housing for homeless families with 14 years of age or younger.

Their flagship program provides emergency housing for 1-4 months with Way Back Inn paying all expenses related to living in one of their homes.Program:Long Term Transitional HousingBudget: $15,000Category: HousingPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Long Term Tranisitional housing programs allow for families to reside in their homes for up to 24 months.  Families contribute up to 20% of their income to help with rent and utilities. 

Bremerton Rescue Mission

PO Box 1497
Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 373-3428


Kitsap Rescue Mission exists to assist the homeless and poor of Kitsap County as they work toward restoration of body, mind and spirit through Christ centered programs.  

The program is designed for Men who are clean and sober and unemployed.  Each man works 20 hours a week at a mission function, office or mobile site.  Each man is required to attend church and be involved in regular bible study. Each man is required to be searching for employment.

North Kitsap Fishline

PO Box 1517
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-5190


  North Kitsap Fishline’s mission is to serve people in need by providing food and emergency services.

1. Food. Fishline provides individuals and families in need with food and essential personal items. Fishline distributes donated food 2. Emergency Services. Fishline helps those with problems paying their utility, housing, medical, and transportation costs. 3. Other. Fishline runs a school supply and Christmas toy shop to aid families with children. 4. Thrift Shop. Provides revenue to cover Fishline overhead costs and to purchase food and other items for client distribution. Also directly provides clothing and other items in difficult situations.Program:Food-for-AllBudget: $694,000Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Food Bank

Interfaith Association Of Northwest Washington

PO Box 12824
Everett, WA 98206
(425) 252-6672


Interfaith provides housing and programs that address the needs of homeless and low income families and increases united action among faith groups.

1.) The Interfaith family shelter provides 40 beds to homeless families in Northwest Washington. 2.) The Community Assistance Program (CAP)is a homelessness prevention program, a central referral point for people requesting financial aid from faith groups. CAP provides financial assistance and advocacy for families before a financial crisis leads to homelessness. 3.) The Interfaith Housing Partnership works directly with landlords and faith communities, encouraging each to offer rent subsidies to homeless and low-income families. They also work with landlords and families to overcome traditional challenges to obtaining and maintaining stable housing. They provide case management to ensure that families are able to be good tenants while working toward financial stability through maintaining adequate employment, seeking education and training as needed and improving financial literacy skills.

New Phoebe House Association

PO Box 5245
Tacoma, WA 98415
(253) 383-7710


To provide housing, services, and support to Pierce County women with children impacted by substance abuse, primarily methamphetamine, and to help them achieve and maintain reunification through healing, self-sufficiency, and clean and sober living.

They presently operate one boarding house type Victorian home with a resident capacity of 16 adults and 10 pre-school children. A trained staff member, or House mother, is always on duty. Residents pursue structured programs aimed at regaining custody of, and caring for, their children and resuming independent, drug free, and productive lives.

Cocoon House

2929 Pine St
Everett, WA 98201


Services to homeless & high risk youth - Cocoon House fosters personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless teens and their families.

Two emergency shelters and one transitional shelter for teens ages 13-17 and one transitional shelter for older teens ages 18-20.  Services include housing, food, case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, school assistance, life skills guidance, recreation, medical care and dental referral and referral for other needed services.Program:Street Outreach, Support & AdvocacyBudget: $49,702Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years) Program Description: Through mobile street outreach and a drop-in resource center, program staff distribute to street youth ages 13-22 emergency survival supplies (food, socks, underwear, hats, gloves, jackets, hygiene items, etc.) and provide referrals for other needed services.  The drop-in center also offers a warm comfortable place to relax and socialize for a few hours each day.  Advocates (case managers) assist teens who want to leave the streets.Program:Teen Homelessness PreventionBudget: $443,684Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Adults Program Description: Through Masters-level consultation via phone or home visits, classes, seminars and support groups, parents learn about their teens and develop communication, understanding and family management skills that result in a home life the teen no longer wants to leave.

Helping Hand House

PO Box 710
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 848-6096


Helping Hand House is dedicated to ending and preventing family homelessness.

They offer ftheir programs to prevent and end homelessness for families with children: 1) homeless prevention (rent and utility assistance) to families with eviction or utility shut-off notices; 2) emergency housing for homeless families for up to 90 days at scattered-site, single-family homes; 3) transitional housing for homeless families with support services for up to 2 years at scattered-site, single-family homes, and 4) permanent supportive housing for families in at scattered sites in Tacoma and Sumner. They provide intensive case management and follow-up.Program:Emergency HousingBudget: $227,983Category: HousingPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Families are housed in furnished single-family units for up to 90 days, and provided with resources and case management with the goal of saving money and obtaining a living wage job.Program:Transitional Housing (Bright Futures, Rural Bright Futures, and HARP subprograms)Budget: $575,362Category: HousingPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Families are housed in furnished, single family units for up to 2 years, provided with case management and connected with services, to the end of stabilization and getting a solid education and living wage job.Program:Front DoorBudget: $320,262Category: HousingPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General Program Description: Permanent Supportive Housing oriented around elementary schools in Tacoma and Sumner, targeting family homelessness and school outcomes.

Ryans House

PO Box 551
Langley, WA 98260
(206) 356-2405


To provide a safe atmosphere where students can grow, with the help of caring mentors, in a loving environment.

Since they are still in the building stage of the shelter, they have to offer assistance to teens where they are, and what they can. Whether it be a coat, or a sleeping bag, a meal, or a bag of toiletry items. They hope that this will help until they can find a way to house them.