Extreme Cold Emerg. Shelters

King County Administration Building Shelter
  • Who's Eligible
    Men ages 18 and older in need of shelter. Serves trans* clients identifying as male; notify staff of accommodations needed. Serves men fleeing DV, but location is not confidential; this should be taken into account if safety is a concern. Clients must not exhibit behavior dangerous to self or others; individuals on the shelter's admonish list may not be served. Service animals and pets are allowed.
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person. Intake begins at 7pm at the King County Administration Building at 4th & Jefferson, across from City Hall Park. Line forms in front of the loading dock garage door. Men begin lining up before 7pm; a single intake line is formed for the two adjacent shelter sites. Access to shelter after nightly intake is limited; remaining spaces are primarily filled through Operation Night Watch referrals.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Seattle Center
  • 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA, 98109
  • CLOSED: Operates a severe weather shelter in the Seattle Center Pavilion, on the south side of KeyArena between KeyArena & the Skatepark. Site is co-ed, for adults ages 18+ only. Accommodates service animals and pets.
  • Who's Eligible
    Ages 18 and older only. Has accommodations for service animals and pets.
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person when open.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Salvation Army – NW William Booth Center
  • Who's Eligible
    Adult men.
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Kent Housing and Human Services
  • Who's Eligible
    No restrictions. Priority is given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles.
  • How to Apply
    Doors open at 9pm for check-in. Clients must register at the door. Shelter closes at 7am, when clients must vacate.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
Renton Human Services Division
  • Who's Eligible
    No restrictions. Service animals allowed with documentation only, and if okay around children. No pets allowed.
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person. Shelter will accept clients throughout the night.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King
City of Auburn
  • Who's Eligible
    Currently shelter opens when temperatures falls below freezing for an extended period OR when accompanied by rain or snow. Serves: - Adults of all genders - Families
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person. Doors remain open all night. No animals allowed.
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King, Pierce
New Hope Christian Fellowship
  • 31411 6th Ave S, Federal Way, WA, 98003
  • 2532696585
  • CLOSED: Operates a severe weather shelter for men, women and families. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Priority is given to families. Service animals accepted; pets on a case-by-case basis.
  • Who's Eligible
    No restrictions. Priority is given to families. Service animals accepted; pets allowed on a case-by-case basis. May run a background check on applicants, and may bar applicants with offenses such as kidnapping or sexual offenses.
  • How to Apply
    Visit in person. Call in advance if arriving after shelter has opened. Documents Required: - Identification
  • Fee
    None.
  • Area Served
    King, Pierce