Warming Shelters Open During Cold Weather – KIRO Seattle

By KIRO 7 News Staff

KING COUNTY, Wash. — With colder weather expected to move in across the region this weekend, warming shelters are open in areas throughout western Washington.

With the anticipation that temperatures will continue to be below freezing, Seattle opened three emergency shelters Saturday and added additional shelters Monday:

  • Seattle City Hall — 600 4th Ave. Open 24 hours, meals provided.
  • Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (two locations) — 301 Mercer Street. Open at 7pm. This site will be operated by the Salvation Army.
  • Compassing Housing Alliance in Pioneer Square — 210 Alaskan Way South. Open Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm.
  • American Legion Post 160 — 3618 Southwest Alaska Street. Open 24 hours. This site will be operated by faith-based network volunteers.
  • God’s Lil Acre — 12521 33rd Ave NE. Open Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm.
  • Seattle Mennonite Church — 3120 NE 125th St. Open 9pm to 7am.

Officials said the shelters will follow COVID-19 safety and screening protocols. There will also be added air filtration at the sites.

In addition, the Seattle Center Armory will be open to those who are seeking shelter from the elements during the day starting at 10am.

Anyone in need of shelter can call 211 or 1-877-211-9274 for assistance.

Help is also available for those with a child 18 years old and younger. You can call the Coordinated Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. for assistance.

The following King County locations are open Dec. 25 to 29. The list is provided by the King County Regional Homelessness Authority:

East King County

  • Bellevue: Congregations for the Homeless (515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue), for adult men, 425-496-4885, closest bus route is the 271
  • Bellevue: Daytime Warming on Tuesday, Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 29 at:
    • North Bellevue Community Center (4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue), 9:00am – 5:30pm
    • South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way, Bellevue), 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Bellevue Aquatic Center (601 143rd Ave NE, Bellevue), 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Kirkland: The Sophia Way, two locations, Helen’s Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 200, Kirkland) and Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), women or women with children only, 425-896-7385, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250
  • Kirkland: New Bethlehem Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland), for families with children, 425-679-0354
  • Redmond: Daytime Warming at Redmond City Hall (15670 NE 85th St., Redmond), Dec. 27-31, 9:00am – 5:00 pm
  • Redmond: Friends of Youth (16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond), for youth and young adults, 206-236-5437
  • Newcastle: Beit Tikvah Congregation (7935 136th Ave SE, Newcastle), Volunteer led – call 206-413-1647 before referring to ensure space is available.
  • Issaquah: Day Center – Issaquah Senior Center (75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah), Dec. 26 at 10:00am – 6:00pm, Dec. 27-30 at 8:30am-4:00pm, Dec. 31 at 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Snoqualmie: Old Snoqualmie Library (38624 SE River St., Snoqualmie), open to all genders
    • Note that Snoqualmie Valley Transit is experiencing delays and riders are asked to meet the bus on the nearest plowed road. For updates, call 425-888-7001

North King County

  • Shoreline: St. Dunstan’s Church serving as Shoreline Emergency Shelter (722 N 145th St, Shoreline, off Aurora), for single adults and couples, 8:30pm – 7:30am
  • Shoreline: Lake City Partners (16357 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline), for single adults and couples, 206-913-2267
  • Bothell: Daytime Warming at Bothell United Methodist Church (18515 92nd Ave NE, Bothell), Dec. 26-30, open 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Kenmore: Hopelink (18015 63rd Ave NE, Kenmore), for families with children, closest bus route is the 522

South King County

Please note that shelters marked confirmed are open; other shelters are independently making their decisions on whether or when to open. Please call ahead.

  • Auburn: Sundown Overnight Shelter (2806 Auburn Way N., Auburn), open 9:00pm nightly, Dec. 25-27, 253-833-8925, closest bus route is the 271
  • Auburn: Arcadia Young Adult Shelter (932 Auburn Way S., Auburn), for youth and young adults, extended hours for daytime drop-in, overnight shelter open at 9:00pm, 253-740-7189
  • Burien: Highline United Methodist Church (13015 1st Ave. S., Burien), Dec. 26-31, 7:00pm – 8:00am (may extend hours), 206-241-5520, humcemergencyshelter@gmail.com, closest bus route is the 131
  • Burien: Daytime Warming at Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW, Burien), Dec. 27-30 at 10:30am – 7:00pm and Dec. 31 at 10:30am – 5:00pm, no pets
  • Kent: Kent HOPE (9909 Canyon Dr., Kent), for women or women with children, between 8:00am-4:00pm call 206-200-8610, after hours call the King County Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026, closest bus route is the 160/168 along Canyon Rd/E Smith St.
  • Kent: Kent Lutheran Church (336 Second Ave. S., Kent), Dec. 27-30 nightly at 7:00pm
  • Kent: Daytime Warming at Kent Commons Community Center (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent), Dec. 27-30, 8:00am – 5:00pm, call 253-856-5100
  • Federal Way: Fusion Family Center, please call the King County Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026; Federal Way first responders can call 253-838-0950 for 24hr support for unhoused families. Also open for single adults starting Dec. 26. Closest bus route is the 500 from the South and A Line or 903 from the North
  • Renton: Highlands Neighborhood Center (800 Edmonds Avenue NE, Renton), Dec. 27 – Jan. 2, open 24/7, serving all genders and families, no pets, call 206-657-0484
  • Newcastle: Beit Tikvah Congregation (7935 136th Ave SE, Newcastle), Volunteer led – call 206-413-1647 before referring to ensure space is available.
  • Federal Way: FUSION Family Center, please call the King County Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026; Federal Way first responders can call 253-838-0950 for 24hr support for unhoused families. FUSION Single Adult Severe Weather Line opening on Dec. 26, at 209-800-3458. FUSION’s closest bus route is the 500 from the South and A Line or 903 from the North
  • Federal Way: Federal Way Community Center for Daytime Warming, Monday – Friday 5:00am – 9:00pm; Saturdays at 7:00am – 6:00pm; and Sundays at 9:00am – 5:00pm (hours may vary depending on driving conditions). Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Clallam County

  • Sequim: OLYCAP at 525 North 5th Avenue at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Open Friday to Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Sequim: Sequim Library at 630 North Sequim Avenue. Open Mon-Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Port Angeles: Serenity House on West 18th will have expanded services and transport.
  • Port Angeles: Port Angeles Library on Lauridsen Boulevard will be open Mon-Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Forks: Forks Library on Forks Avenue will be open Mon-Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Clallam Bay: Clallam Bay Library on 112 across from the school will be open Mon-Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
  • Clallam Bay: Clallam County Fire Department #5 on Eagle Crest Way will be open periodically from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. dependent on volunteer availability.

Kitsap County

  • Kitsap County Fairgrounds Pavilion: 1200 Fairgrounds Road Northwest, Bremerton WA 98311. Sunday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Dec. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No guests will be admitted after 4:30 p.m. Pets are also permitted, but must be crated. Water, hot drinks and snacks will be provided. Guests without transportation can call 360-373-3000 to request transportation to the facility.

Snohomish County

Information from the Snohomish County Public Safety Hub

  • Lynnwood: South County Cold Weather Shelter – Transportation to the shelter provided, see van schedule at http://www.weallbelong.org. Call for location if you have your own vehicle: 206-743-9843. Van pickups and check-in take place between 7:00PM and 7:30PM – Except Wednesday when pickups and check in take place between 9:00PM and 9:30PM. Later check-ins possible but you must call first for availability.
  • Monroe: Monroe Cold Weather Shelter at 1012 W Main St, Monroe. 206-606-3573. Opens at 8PM. Closes at 10PM.
  • Snohomish: Snohomish Evangelical Free Church at 210 Ave B, Snohomish WA. Call (206) 606-3573. Opens at 8PM. Closes at 10PM.
  • Everett: Warming center at 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Call (425) 977-9686. Opens 9AM. Closes 5PM.
  • Everett: Everett Family Cold Weather Shelter at 5126 S 2nd Avenue, Everett. Email speterson@egmission.org. Opens at 4PM. Closes at 8PM.
  • Marysville: Generations Church at 8240 64th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Email tyler.verda@snoco.org. Opens at 7:00PM. Closes at 9:30PM.

Pacific County

  • Ilwaco: Grays Harbor Community College at 208 Advent Avenue Southeast in Ilwaco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26. People interested in volunteering can call 360-214-1046.

Pierce County

Information from the Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Saturday, December 25 through at least Friday, December 31, extra overnight shelter capacity is available at multiple sites:

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