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KCRHA Severe Weather Response Protocol

November 29th, 2022

KCRHA Severe Weather Response Protocol


Due to cold weather, with low temperatures in the 30’s, KCRHA is activating Severe Weather Response protocols in Seattle from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2.

Anyone who would like to support with supplies like coats, blankets, wool or synthetic socks and gloves, sleeping bags, blankets, handwarmers, and food should donate funds directly to a local service provider. Donating funds ensures availability for outreach and shelter providers to meet the need. Check out King County Regional Homeless Authority's homeless services database to find a non-profit in your area.

Seattle Extra Capacity Overnight Shelter:

Compass Housing Alliance, enter at 210 Alaskan Way S., across from the Ferry Terminal

  • Open overnight 6pm-9am, Monday 11/28 through Sunday 12/4
  • 60 bed capacity
  • Adults age 18+, all genders
  • Dinner and breakfast served
  • Pets ok

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

  • Overnight 7pm- 9am, Tuesday 11/29 through Sunday 12/4
  • 75 bed capacity
  • Adults age 18+, all genders
  • Light breakfast served
  • Pets ok

Shoreline / North Seattle Overnight Shelter

St. Dunstan’s Church, 722 N 145th St (North Seattle / Shoreline, off Aurora)

  • Open Monday 11/28
  • For single adults and couples, 8:30pm – 7:30am
  • 15 bed capacity

Burien Overnight Shelter

Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 1st Ave. S., Burien

  • Open overnight 7pm – 9am, Monday 11/28 through Wednesday 11/30
  • Dinner, snacks and breakfast served

Renton Overnight Shelter

Old Chamber of Commerce Building, 300 Rainier Ave N., Renton 

  • Open overnight 8pm – 7am, Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29
  • No pets
  • Snacks/food/warm beverage provided
  • Metro bus route 106 & 107 stops nearby

Auburn Overnight Shelter 

Auburn Food Bank & Warming Center, 2806 Auburn Way N

  • For single adults and couples, 9pm – 7am

Seattle Regularly Operating Daytime Warming Centers for Single Adults

    • Ballard (2014-B NW 57th St), Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 2:30pm
    • Downtown (1924 Ninth Avenue), Monday – Friday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm and Saturday / Sunday from 8am – 3pm
  • Chief Seattle Club Day Center (410 2nd Ave. Ext S.), Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 2:00pm (Native / Indigenous only)
  • Aurora Commons (8914 Aurora Ave N.), Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Bread of Life Mission (97 South Main St.), Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Immanuel Lutheran (1215 Thomas St.), Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • God’s Little Acre (12517 33rd Ave), Monday-Friday 9:00am-12pm & 1:00-4pm

Seattle Day Centers for Women, Families, Youth and Young Adults

    • Orion Center, downtown (1828 Yale Ave), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30pm – 7pm and Saturday from 11am – 1pm; youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • University District (4516 15th Ave. NE) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-4pm / Wednesday 8am-1pm / Sunday 9am-1pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • South Seattle (9416 Rainier Ave S.) 24 hours (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) youth only (ages 12 to 24)

Kenmore Daytime Warming Center

The Hangar at Town Square, 6728 NE 181st St. 

  • Open 6am – 8pm, Monday 11/28 through Saturday 12/3, and 7am – 6pm on Sundays

East King County 

Eastside Day Centers:

  • Congregations for the Homeless – Day Center (Male-identifying) Lincoln Center 515B 116th Ave NE Suite 174 Bellevue, WA 98004, 5am – 10pm
  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Day Center (Families with Children) 11920 NE 80th St Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033, 9am – 4pm
  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center (Women-identifying) 3032 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004, 8am – 3pm 
  • Friends of Youth (16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond), for youth and young adults (ages 13-25), 206-236-5437

Eastside Emergency Shelters with Drop-in: 

  • Bellevue: Congregations for the Homeless (515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue), for adult men, 425-496-4885, closest bus route is the 271
  • Kirkland: The Sophia Way, two locations, Helen’s Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 200, Kirkland) and Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), for adult women, 425-896-7385, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250
  • Kirkland: New Bethlehem Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland), for families with children, 425-679-0354 


Seattle and King County public libraries are open for daytime warming during regular hours.


Local malls like The Outlet Collection in Auburn, and Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila are open to the public for daytime warming.