Severe Winter Shelter Availability

Winter Response: 8pm Jan.12 – 7am Jan.20

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle’s Human Services
Department (HSD) will open a Severe
Weather Shelter
at Seattle
Center’s Exhibition Hall
this Sunday, January 12. The shelter will be open
between 8pm and 7am the following day. The shelter will operate through the
morning of Monday, January 20. The Salvation Army will staff this shelter and
accommodate roughly 100 adults and their pets. The
Seattle Center Armory will continue to be open during regular hours (7am to 9pm
Sunday through Thursday and 7am to 10pm Friday and Saturday) to serve as a
warming center.

Bus routes to Seattle Center
include: #1, #2, #3, #4, #8, #13, #32, and Rapid Ride D Line; service is also
provided by The Seattle Center Monorail running from Westlake Center,
accessible by stairs and elevator from Downtown and the Westlake light rail station.

Additional Shelter

King County Administration Building will offer 50 additional
emergency shelter beds Sunday, January 12 through Wednesday night, January 15.
The shelter is located at the King County Administration Building located at 500
4th Avenue in downtown Seattle
. The shelter serves people who
identify as men, age 18 and older, from 7:00pm to 6:00am.

Mary’s Place
also has activated winter protocols and can accommodate those with children
experiencing homelessness. Mary’s Place has expanded their intake hours and are
partnering with Lyft and Uber to provide transportation to families. Please
call Mary’s Place at 206-245-1026 for more information.

All existing City-funded shelters have been asked by HSD to
expand capacity to accommodate all people in need of safe shelter during this
severe weather event.

Outreach and Resources

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has
communicated with all City-funded service and outreach providers to open any
additional spaces for increased capacity during severe weather and to connect
with those living outdoors to encourage them to seek shelter. The Navigation
Team will focus efforts on outreach and storage services during this time and
will be available to transport vulnerable individuals living unsheltered to

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has
connected with 211/Crisis Clinic to inform them of additional shelter
capacities such that they may provide this information over the phone and
through social media. The City’s Parks Department and HSD will be monitoring
the weather and shelter capacities to determine if additional resources or
long-term shelter accommodations for the public will be needed and will provide
this information as necessary.

For additional information, please visit HSD’s website, Twitter, and Facebook.

More information can also be found at HSD’s Human Interest Blog.