DV Shelter

Lighthouse Christian Ministries
  • Who's Eligible
    Must be at least 18 years of age and clean and sober.
  • How to Apply
    There is an application and interview process; must provide photo ID. Bible studies are Tu, 6pm and Th, 5pm.
  • Fee
    - $250 for shared room. - $400 single room. - Food and clothing is provided.
  • Area Served
    Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima
YWCA Pierce County
  • 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, 98402
  • 2533832593
  • Provides emergency shelter for up to 90 days for single and/or parenting domestic violence survivors, and their children, who have fled an immediately dangerous situation.
  • Who's Eligible
    Must be in or trying to flee abuse by an intimate partner (current or past dating, child in common, spouse, ongoing sexual partner, pimp or unwanted sexual partner in the context of dating/live-in relationship).
  • How to Apply
    Call for screening. Shelter entry is completely dependent on available space at the time of the call. There is no waiting list. Can call for information about DV, safety planning, resource information for self and others.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King, Pierce
LIHI – Low Income Housing Institute – Cate Apartments
  • Who's Eligible
    Family must be literally homeless, currently staying in a shelter, on the street, in a vehicle or otherwise in a place not meant for human habitation. Household must include at least one veteran and at least one minor age 17 or younger who's in the household at least 51% of the time. Serves veteran households where minor children will be reunified with household once housing is obtained; does not serve women or families pregnant with first child. No limit to number of children in household; mixed household such as grandparent caring for a minor is accepted. Trans* clients are treated as they self identify. Veteran in household must be enrolled in VA Medical Services; discharge status can be any other than 'Dishonorable.' Adults in household cannot be full-time students. Adults in household cannot have: - History of arson, murder, sex offense, crimes against children, violent crime, stalking or hate crime - Any felonies or more than one misdemeanor conviction within the last three years - Pending criminal cases or active warrants Family cannot owe money to a Housing Authority. Accepts families fleeing DV, but location is not confidential so family would need to assess risk. No pets, but verified service animals are accepted.
  • How to Apply
    Enroll in VA Medical Services, if not already enrolled, to ensure eligibility. Once enrolled, call to apply. Please mention that you were referred by 211. Voicemail is available; please leave full name, contact number and time you can be reached. Once screened, attend an in-person interview at site. Documents Required: - Photo ID for all adults in household - Birth certificates for all children - Social Security cards for all household members (Only originals of all the above are accepted; no photocopies.) - Proof of benefits/income - Proof of homelessness - Readable copy of DD-214 form
  • Fee
    30% of income for program fee. Income not required to apply. Residents also pay electric utility; a small credit may be available.
  • Area Served
    King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston
Pierce County – Family Renewal Shelter
  • Who's Eligible
    Serves abused women with or without children. Priority given to the most severe cases of abuse. Cannot serve clients with severe psychiatric problems or active drug/alcohol addiction. Photo ID is required of adults. ID such as birth certificates and social security cards are required of children, to prove relationship to the parent. Documentation of domestic violence history may be required, on a case-by-case basis. Focuses on residents of Pierce, King, Thurston and Kitsap counties, but will accept anyone in high risk danger.
  • How to Apply
    Call for screening and intake.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston
Peace in the Home Helpline/Multilingual Access Project
  • 8888477205
  • Helpline and website provide information on domestic violence and where to get help in King County. Targets immigrant and refugee women who speak limited English.
  • Who's Eligible
    No restrictions. Focuses on serving limited-English proficient women and families who are trying to escape domestic violence.
  • How to Apply
    Call Peace in the Home Helpline to be connected to a social worker, or visit the MAP website. Helpline, website and after-hours advocacy are available in many different languages; see Features for language list. Not all services are available in all languages listed.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Compass Housing Alliance
  • 77 S Washington St, Seattle, WA, 98104
  • 2064741840
  • Operates drug- and alcohol-free transitional housing for men; no children. Includes required case management for working toward permanent housing; 12-month maximum stay. NO REFERRAL NECESSARY.
  • Who's Eligible
    Single homeless men, ages 18 and older. Must have the goal of obtaining permanent housing. Sobriety required, but program is not strictly for those with past chemical dependency. Annual income must be below 30% of Area Median Income; no one refused admittance due to inability to pay. Former clients of Compass Housing Alliance transitional housing may be eligible after 30 days. Can serve offenders, except those with convictions of arson or Level 3 sex offense.
  • How to Apply
    Accepts referrals from: - Veterans Administration - King County Veterans - Farestart - Lifelong AIDS Alliance - Seattle Jobs Initiative - Harborview Medical Respite Program Call for a telephone screening interview. Must complete screening prior to intake. Homeless men who do not have a referral may call and ask to be placed on a contact list. Documents Required: - Documentation of annual income
  • Fee
    30% of income, plus miscellaneous fees. Income not required for program entry.
  • Area Served
    King
YouthCare
  • Who's Eligible
    Youth, ages 14-17. Male and female clients welcome. Must be either: - Homeless - At risk of homelessness - At risk of sexual exploitation
  • How to Apply
    Call for more information. Youth may be asked to enroll in YouthCare's case management or emergency shelter prior to being accepted into the long-term program.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
  • 318 2nd Ave Extension S, Seattle, WA, 98104
  • 2066225177
  • Offers one year residential Christian recovery program for homeless men; focus on ending self-destructive behaviors; includes work therapy, spiritual guidance, room, board, allowance and other assistance. NO REFERRAL REQUIRED.
  • Who's Eligible
    Homeless men. Do not need to be clean and sober, but must at least seek to be alcohol- and drug-free. No pattern of violent crimes.
  • How to Apply
    Call or visit site. Spanish-speaking clients: Call during Spanish phone line hours for information.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Salvation Army – NW William Booth Center
  • Who's Eligible
    Male veterans, age 18 and older, who have been referred by the Veterans Administration. Depending upon circumstances, may accept veterans with no income. Must be committed to sobriety and to working diligently toward the achievement of goals set forth in case plan. Performs a background check on all program applicants. Entry into program subject to review of criminal record.
  • How to Apply
    Entry into Veterans' Transitional Program is done through a process established by the VA.
  • Fee
    Fees are determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Area Served
    King
Salvation Army – NW William Booth Center
  • Who's Eligible
    Homeless men, ages 18 and older. Residential facility is drug- and alcohol-free. Performs background checks on all clients. Entry into programs is contingent to criminal record review process.
  • How to Apply
    Referral from a partner organization required. Partners include King County Veterans' Program, VA Medical Centers, FareStart and others.
  • Fee
    30% of adjusted gross income for rent.
  • Area Served
    King
Elizabeth Gregory Home
  • 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
  • Provides transitional housing for up to eight single women recovering from homelessness; stays of 6-24 months; does NOT serve women with kids or families. Includes on-site support services; pets allowed; NO REFERRAL NECESSARY.
  • Who's Eligible
    Women ages 18 and older who are homeless or very low-income. Does not serve women with kids or families. Anyone who identifies as female is welcome. Accept domestic violence survivors. Applicants are required to be clean and sober for at least three months before entering program. Service and companion animals may be permitted. Performs background checks. Offenders are accepted on a case by case basis. Cannot accept those with an arson conviction fewer than ten years old.
  • How to Apply
    Visit day center in person to apply. Program serves eight women; stays range from six months to two years, so openings are limited. Apply in person at day center: 1604 NE 50th St, in the U-District; M-F, 9am-4:30pm.
  • Fee
    30% of monthly income; no income minimum required. $100 deposit, refundable with no damages or policy violations. Deposit assistance may be available. No income is required to apply. Residents must have some source of income, including public benefits, within three months of entering program.
  • Area Served
    King
Jubilee Women’s Center
  • 620 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98112
  • 2063241244
  • Provides short- and long-term community housing for single, low-income women, ages 18 and older; required technology and life skills classes. One room set aside for a pregnant woman.
  • Who's Eligible
    - Be a single, female-identifying person without children in care. - Have an income below $20,000 annually or below $1,666 monthly - Demonstrate an ability to live cooperatively in a community setting - Be able to pay rent upon entry (30% of income with a minimum of $50 and maximum of $505) - Have a commitment to gaining fulltime employment and independent housing - Once admitted, attend work, school, or approved unpaid professional development outside of Jubilee for a minimum of 15 hours per week. - Able to show proof of work experience of six months continuous employment within the past two years - Have three months of continuous sobriety for those with a history of addiction, and agree to remain clean and sober while in the program. (Jubilee prohibits the use of alcohol/drugs on or off site while in the program) - Participate in shared community responsibilities, including household chores - Able to demonstrate respect equally to all regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation
  • How to Apply
    Call, visit in person or visit website for application. Self-referrals accepted. Once applications and references are reviewed, eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list. An interview with program staff will lead to a final determination. Pregnant woman can call to see if the room will be available soon.
  • Fee
    Residents pay 30% of monthly income or $50/month, whichever is higher.
  • Area Served
    King