Shelters and Day sites

  • 211 website or dial 211 from any phone
  • Crisis line: (206) 461-3222 or (866) 427-4747 (toll-free) Website: Crisis Clinic website
  • PSKS: Under 30, can be an active user, can have dog, mostly night shelter and some social services during the day
  • Tent Cities (sober)
  • Recovery Cafe: Must not be high/drunk while accessing space but can be an active user.
  • LEAD: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a new innovative pilot program that was developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes. Many feel this program is used for sweeps and not helpful in accessing/ finding resources.
  • Youthcare:
  • Roots: provides shelter for up to 45 young adults, ages 18-25 on a night-by-night basis. To stay at ROOTS, call or arrive between 8:00-8:30PM, and ask to be put on the list for shelter.  Click here to learn more.
  • UGM: Union Gospel Mission (religious & homophobic & etc – not reccomended mostly up here as a cautionary)
  • Teenfeed
  • operation night watch
  • DESC
  • Chief Seattle (Native specific)


This list has been compiled by various service providers in the Seattle region. Some of these sources have been vetted as safe for sex workers of various demographics, and some have not. We hope this list serves as a starting point for people in the sex trade seeking assistance, since the passage of SESTA/FOSTA.

NamePhone NumberLocationStay DurationShelter HoursDetailsEligibilityAccess HoursHow to access
YWCAErica Hochanadel: 206- 637-2641
Jonnice Morris: 206 650-1720.
Emergency Shelter: 206-461-4882
5th & Senecca, Seattle45 days24 HourEmergency ShelterNo heavy drug use (weed ok); No Intensive Mental Health IssuesUnknown – no more overnight staffCall Erica, Jonnice, or Doris to refer client. Advocate will need to meet with client in person to assess if client is a good fit.
KentHOPE253-480-23259009 Canyon Dr., Kent, WA 98030Up to 90 daysOvernightStays in rotating chuches shelter. They have a day center where women can spend their day.UnknownDay Center: 7:00 am- 8:30 pmCall to check bed availability. Clients can also go to the day-center (address listed) and potentially access a bed in-person.
Salvation Army Women’s Shelter206-447-99441101 Pike St SeattleNightlyUnknownFirst two weeks free. Income based after that. (about $5/day)single 18+9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmCall to schedule intake M-F 9am-noon 1pm-4pm
Capitol Hill Women’s Shelter206-743-6191First AME Church 1522 14th Ave Seattle WA 9812230 days7:30 pm – 6:30 amCots in the church for appx. 15 women, want to expand to accomodate 30 in the future. Overnight only. Dinner and breakfast provided. Guests must leave by 6:30 AM.18+ single womenAfter 6:30 pmCall their main number and leave a message with your name and phone number, they’ll return your call after 6:30. If you don’t have a callback number, call after 6:30 pm.
REACH Center of Hope425-277-7582 (or 7594)City of RentonNightly7:00 pm – 8:00 am; Day Shelter also available 8:00 am to 5:00 pmA common room is set aside to relax, watch TV, play games, do homework or visit with each other.
Each family is assigned a private sleeping room. Single women are housed together in one room.
Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and to provide assistance.
“Lights out” is at 10pm. Both guests and volunteers sleep at the Night Shelter.
Single or Women with Children, Also individual needs to be willing to consent for background checkWalk In or Call ahead T, Th, F: 8:30 am – 10:30 am; 7:30 am – 4:00 pmIntake Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am-10:30am in person, you can also call ahead and schedule an appointment for during intake hours. Sometimes, they’re able to accomodate and extend intake hours if client calls ahead and explains their situation.
Peters Place206-474-1630901 rainier ave s Seattle WA 98144Nightly6:00 pm – 7:00 amServes 8 women and 38 men for overnight shelter.UnknownUnknownUnknown
DAWN425-656-7867South King CountyUnknownUnknownDomestic Violence shelter and resources for single women and families.Please double checkUnknownCall to see if there is availibility.
Hospitality House206-242-18601419 SW 150th St, Burien, WA, 9816690 daysThe shelter is open 24 hours during the week. On the weekend guests are able to leave belongings but have to exit during the day and then come back in the evening.90 Day open plan shelter for nine women. Ladies stay in a bunk beds in a shared room with shared bathrooms. Guests have access to breakfast and lunch. Case Managment is offered. All guests are required to do a daily chore. They have a 3 warning policy before a guest would be exited.Single, 18+, no children or children are not in the guests custody, Clean and sober at least 30 days. No methadone use. Marijuana and alcohol use are permited if guest is off site (this is a grey area and I was told they could still say no).
Not currently fleeing domestic violence
Screening: Weekdays before 8:00 pm.Call between Monday-Friday before 8:00 pm. Client will do a phone screening.
DESC206-464-1570 Ext: 3033517 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104Nightly5:00 pm to 7:30 am24-Hour Shelter Program. Provides overnight shelter for single WOMEN, AGES 18 AND OLDER; MEN, AGES 60 AND OLDER and vulnerable adults. Client to be at the shelter by 5pm or else their spot may be given up unless they call ahead of time to let DESC know they’re running late. Men and Women are in seperate parts of the building. Individuals need to leave the sleeping portion of the building by 7:30 but are then welcome to go to the day center and stay there and therefore don’t need to leave the building if they don’t want to. Once an individual has a bed here, they can keep it. However, if they miss a night, their space is given up.take people who are using; focus on serving vulnerable populationsCall at 6:30 amCall and do a brief screening with a nurse. Shelter Intake: Daily, 8am-4:45pm. Shelter Services: Nightly, 5pm-7:30am.
Sophia Way425-463-62853030 Bellevue Way NE BellevueNightly7:00 pm to 7:00 amCall for Intake M-F 9am-5pm. Shelter Daily 7pm-7am. Provides overnight shelter for single, homeless women, through an intake process focusing on case management, primary goal is to transition women from life on the streets to a home of thier own.single, 18+Call for Intake M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pmUnknown
Monroe Gospel Mission360-863-9003Emergency, single90 daysUnknown90 day emergency shelter, devotions every day, classes offered in the community, meals served, community living.single, 18+UnknownCall and get on their waitlist. When an opening becomes available they will call you.
City Hall Shelter (Service provided by William Booth Center at Salvation Army)In-Person Access Only Administration (staff only): (206) 684-0231600 4th Ave Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA, 98104Nightly7:00 pm- 7:00 amProvides nightly shelter for up to 75 men and women. Men and women are sheltered in seperate spaces, with mats and blankets. Must be clean and sober. No animals (unless it’s a service animal, with documentation).18+, Clean and sober, accepts offenders and sex offenders.7:00 pm until full or 7:00 amWalk-in only. Line up as close to 7pm as possible. Intake: 7pm-7am or until full.
Lakeview Women’s ShelterUnknownnorth endNightly7:30 pm – 8;00 amself-managed community; 10-bed women’s shelter open 7:30 PM-8am;sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation; single womenScreening Times: Monday 11 AM Mary’s Place (1830 9th Ave.)
Wednesday 7 PM Women’s Referral Center (Angeline’s, 2024 Third)
Friday 6 PM SHARE Office
University Lutheran’s Women ShelterUnknownu-districtNightly6:00 pm – 9:00 amself-managed community; 15 bed women’s only shelter open 6pm-9am; given daily bus tickets to travel to and from sheltersobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation; single womenScreening Times Tuesday, 1 PM Mary’s Place (1830 9th Ave.)
Thursday, 10 AM Elizabeth Gregory Day Center (1604 NE 50th)
Sunday, 7 PM Women’s Referral Center (Angeline’s, 2024 Third)

Link to original google sheet.