Important update about YouthCare's Young Adult Shelter for 18-24 year olds; please scroll down for more info.
Age 12–17: Adolescent Emergency Shelter
You can reach Adolescent Emergency Shelter 24/7 at (800) 495-7802. We will ask some brief questions. If you qualify, you can enter the Shelter that day. If not, we will point you to other options. Within 8 hours of entry into Shelter, a parent, guardian, or Child Protective Services (CPS) worker must consent to your staying in the program.
Location: U-District (NE Seattle)
Shelter Hours: 24 hours
Phone Number: (800) 495-7802
Age 12–17: Safe Place
If you need a place to stay, you can go to any Safe Place site and say "I need a safe place." The staff will arrange for you to be met by a youth counselor who can help you find shelter or other services. Or, text the word "SAFE" to 69866 and you'll receive a text back with the closest Safe Place. If you need to talk to someone right away, reply with “2chat” and you’ll be able to text with a counselor. You can also call Safe Place directly at 1 (800) 422-TEEN.
Age 18–24: Overnight Shelter at Orion
YouthCare’s Young Adult Shelter will start accepting new guests on March 1, 2014. You must have a state-issued photo ID (let us know if you need help to get that). To put your name on the list, please call (206) 724-0950 before 6pm on the day you wish to stay. If there are more names than beds, we will hold a lottery at 6pm; you can call the shelter line back after 6 to learn if you have a reserved place for the night.
Doors open for Shelter at 8:30pm. If you have received a place for the night, you must arrive by 8:45 to claim your bed, unless you have made a previous arrangement with staff. We provide a nightly snack, showers, laundry, activities, and breakfast.
Shelter Message Line: (206) 724-0950
Additional Questions: (206) 622-5555 ext. 234
Location: The James W. Ray Orion Center: the green building on the corner of Denny and Stewart, at the foot of the I-5 highway overpass on Denny Way. (Street Address: 1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)
Shelter Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30pm-7:30am; Saturday–Sunday: 8:30pm–8am.
Other Emergency and Overnight Shelters
- Auburn Youth Resources South King County Youth Shelter: Emergency shelter in Auburn for youth 10–17. Phone Number: (800) 609-6884 / (800) 259-6042
- Youth Haven (Friends of Youth): Emergency housing in Bellevue and Kenmore for youth 11–17. Phone Number: (206) 236-5437 / (206) 236-KIDS
18 and Over
- ROOTS Young Adult Shelter: Emergency shelter in Seattle's U-District for youth 18–25. Phone Number: (206) 632-1635
- The Landing (Friends of Youth & Bellevue Family YMCA): Overnight shelter in Bellevue for youth 18–24. Phone Number: (425) 449-3868
Find out about other services for homeless youth in Seattle/King County.