Transitional Living Programs at YouthCare
If you are looking for shelter for tonight: Go to the Emergency Shelter page for information.
YouthCare's housing programs offer much more than a place to call home. For one thing, they link up with our own education and employment programs, while providing a variety of other services. Most important, they're staffed by people who understand what you've gone through, and who will be there to help —as you imagine and move forward into the future you want to create.
Important annoncement: As of summer 2013, YouthCare is participating in Youth Housing Connections. If you are in need of housing, please go to or call YouthCare's Orion Center (the big green building on the corner of Denny and Stewart Avenues; (206) 622-5555) to set up an appointment with YHC staff. You will be added to a waiting list for all participating housing programs in King County.
Read on for more info about each of YouthCare's housing programs.
Casa de los Amigos
Si fue participante del programa Casa de los Amigos / If you are a former resident of Casa de los Amigos: For service referrals, call (206) 267-3075.
Catalyst at Straley House
Catalyst is a “straight off the street” program, open to young adults ages 18-21 who are currently on the streets or in emergency shelter. It takes staff-accompanied phone referrals only.
If you are interested in this program, talk to staff at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter or YouthCare’s Young Adult Shelter at Orion, or visit the Orion Center between 4pm and 5pm, Monday–Friday. You must go through Youth Housing Connections (see above) to enter Catalyst.
Passages provides long-term housing (up to two years) for 8 young adults ages 18–21. If necessary, residents must be willing to complete their high school education or receive their GED. They must seek employment and will pay a portion of their earnings toward program fees. You must go through Youth Housing Connections (see above) to enter Passages. Passages can be reached at (206) 985-8343.
ISIS serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning youth, along with their straight allies. It provides long-term housing (up to two years) for 10 young adults ages 18-21. If necessary, residents must be willing to complete their high school education or receive their GED. They must seek employment and will pay a portion of their earnings toward program fees. You must go through Youth Housing Connections (see above) to enter ISIS House. ISIS House can be reached at (206) 522-8412.
Home of Hope
Home of Hope provides shared apartment living for up to 18 months to individuals ages 18‒23. To qualify, they must already be a resident in one of our transitional living programs — or demonstrate certain basic knowledge and skills necessary for independent living (contact us for further information). They must have a consistent record of paying rent and/or program fees on time and be current with payments at the time of application. During residence, they must hold a job or be in a job training program and will pay a portion of their earnings as rent. You must go through Youth Housing Connections (see above) to enter Home of Hope. Home of Hope can be reached at (206) 694-4500; ext. 129.
Open Doors Project
The Open Doors project Provides rental assistance and ongoing case management for youth ages 18-24 who are ready to live on their own in the apartment of their choice. To qualify, youth must be currently employed, be a King County resident, and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for independent living. Residents may receive a partial rent subsidy, case management, access to mental health and chemical dependency counseling for up to 18 months. Open Doors can been reached at (206) 499-9925.