- 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.
- 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)
- operation night watch
- 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.
|Name||Phone Number||Location||Stay Duration||Shelter Hours||Details||Eligibility||Access Hours||How to access|
|YWCA||Erica Hochanadel: 206- 637-2641|
Jonnice Morris: 206 650-1720.
Emergency Shelter: 206-461-4882
|5th & Senecca, Seattle||45 days||24 Hour||Emergency Shelter||No heavy drug use (weed ok); No Intensive Mental Health Issues||Unknown – no more overnight staff||Call Erica, Jonnice, or Doris to refer client. Advocate will need to meet with client in person to assess if client is a good fit.|
|KentHOPE||253-480-2325||9009 Canyon Dr., Kent, WA 98030||Up to 90 days||Overnight||Stays in rotating chuches shelter. They have a day center where women can spend their day.||Unknown||Day Center: 7:00 am- 8:30 pm||Call 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 Shelter||206-447-9944||1101 Pike St Seattle||Nightly||Unknown||First two weeks free. Income based after that. (about $5/day)||single 18+||9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Call to schedule intake M-F 9am-noon 1pm-4pm|
|Capitol Hill Women’s Shelter||206-743-6191||First AME Church 1522 14th Ave Seattle WA 98122||30 days||7:30 pm – 6:30 am||Cots 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 women||After 6:30 pm||Call 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 Hope||425-277-7582 (or 7594)||City of Renton||Nightly||7:00 pm – 8:00 am; Day Shelter also available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm||A 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 check||Walk In or Call ahead T, Th, F: 8:30 am – 10:30 am; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm||Intake 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 Place||206-474-1630||901 rainier ave s Seattle WA 98144||Nightly||6:00 pm – 7:00 am||Serves 8 women and 38 men for overnight shelter.||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|DAWN||425-656-7867||South King County||Unknown||Unknown||Domestic Violence shelter and resources for single women and families.||Please double check||Unknown||Call to see if there is availibility.|
|Hospitality House||206-242-1860||1419 SW 150th St, Burien, WA, 98166||90 days||The 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.|
|DESC||206-464-1570 Ext: 3033||517 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104||Nightly||5:00 pm to 7:30 am||24-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 populations||Call at 6:30 am||Call and do a brief screening with a nurse. Shelter Intake: Daily, 8am-4:45pm. Shelter Services: Nightly, 5pm-7:30am.|
|Sophia Way||425-463-6285||3030 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue||Nightly||7:00 pm to 7:00 am||Call 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 pm||Unknown|
|Monroe Gospel Mission||360-863-9003||Emergency, single||90 days||Unknown||90 day emergency shelter, devotions every day, classes offered in the community, meals served, community living.||single, 18+||Unknown||Call 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) 684-0231||600 4th Ave Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA, 98104||Nightly||7:00 pm- 7:00 am||Provides 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 am||Walk-in only. Line up as close to 7pm as possible. Intake: 7pm-7am or until full.|
|Lakeview Women’s Shelter||Unknown||north end||Nightly||7:30 pm – 8;00 am||self-managed community; 10-bed women’s shelter open 7:30 PM-8am;||sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation; single women||Screening 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 Shelter||Unknown||u-district||Nightly||6:00 pm – 9:00 am||self-managed community; 15 bed women’s only shelter open 6pm-9am; given daily bus tickets to travel to and from shelter||sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation; single women||Screening 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.