A list of emergency shelters opened in King County.

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Below are some of the ongoing shelter and resources available during this winter weather, if you are unsheltered, or if you know someone — or see someone — outside in the cold who needs help and isn’t sure where to go. In all, the city and county have opened 500 additional shelter beds since the snow started, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday.

New in this post are resources for older people, who may not be homeless but may be stuck in their homes. If you are an older adult, an adult with a disability or a caregiver, or if you know anyone in those categories, call Community Living Connections at 1-844-348-5464 or visit here. Or check out here for resource help.

Always remember, you can call 211 for shelter help, 911 in emergencies or if the 211 line is closed, or King County’s 24-hour crisis line, 1-866-427-4747. And remember, there are other shelter resources in the county that operate year-round that may not be featured in the map or list below.

More shelter information can be found here. For the most up-to-date information, check the text that continues below the graphic. The text is being more regularly updated.




Call the family shelter intake line at 206-245-1026 or drop in.

Mary’s Place Extreme Weather Shelter

312 Dexter Ave. N.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Open as long as needed
  • Who can go there: Families with minor children
  • Operated by: Mary’s Place
  • For more information, call 206-245-1026


City of Seattle Severe Weather Shelter at Seattle Center

301 Mercer St.

  • Hours: 7 p.m. — 7 a.m.
  • Open through Monday, Feb. 18
  • Who can go there: Adults 18 and older, but no one will be turned away; has accommodations for service animals and pets.
  • Operated by: Salvation Army
  • For more information, call 206-684-0231

King County Department of Community and Human Services Shelter for Men

420 Fourth Ave., King County Administration

500 Fourth Ave., King County Administration

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Extended capacity through at least Thursday, Feb. 14
  • Who can go there: Single adult men over 18, including those fleeing domestic violence; location is not confidential; service animals and pets are allowed. Men on the shelter’s admonish list may not be served.
  • Operated by: Salvation Army
  • For more information, call 206-263-9089

City of Seattle shelter at the Garfield Community Center

2323 E. Cherry St.

  • Hours: 24/7, starting Friday afternoon
  • Open through Monday, Feb. 18
  • Who can go there: Anyone, but priority is for families with minor children and people living in vehicles.

City of Seattle Bitter Lake Community Center

13035 Linden Ave. North

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Open through Monday, Feb. 18
  • Who can go there: Anyone, but priority is families with children. Has parking spaces for those who prefer to sleep in their vehicles.
  • For more information, call 206-684-7524

Ernestine Anderson Place

2010 S. Jackson St.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Open through Monday, Feb. 18
  • Who can go there: Single adults only
  • Operated by: Low Income Housing Institute
  • For more information, call 206-812-4373

Temporary Day Shelter:

Seattle Center Armory

305 Harrison St.

  • Hours: 7 a.m. — 9 p.m.
  • Open through Monday, Feb. 18
  • Who can go there: Anyone
  • For more information, call 206-684-7200


Transform Burien Outreach Center Severe Weather Shelter

Highline United Methodist Church

13015 First Ave., South Burien

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Open through Sunday, Feb. 17
  • Who can go there: Adults over 18, including couples. Will connect families to Mary’s Place shelter in Burien.
  • Operated by: Ecumenical Leadership Circle
  • For more information, call 206-839-6620


New Bethlehem Day Center

11920 N.E. 80th St., Suite 100, Kirkland

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Extended hours through Thursday, Feb. 14
  • Who can go there: Families with children under the age of 18. Adults must have legal custody of the child.
  • For more information, call 206-437-7448


Kent Housing and Human Services Severe Weather Shelter

Lutheran Church

336 Second Ave. S., Kent

  • Hours: 9 p.m. — 7 a.m.
  • Open through Wednesday, Feb. 13
  • Who can go there: Anyone, but families with children are prioritized. Men, women and families will be housed in separate areas.
  • Operated by: Kent Lutheran Church and Catholic Community Services
  • For more information, call 253-856-5070


Renton Human Services Division Severe Weather Shelter

300 Rainier Ave. N., Renton

  • Hours: 8 p.m. — 7 a.m.
  • Open through Wednesday, Feb. 13
  • Who can go there: Service animals are allowed only with documentation and if OK around children; otherwise, no pets allowed. There are separate areas for men, women and families. Some breakfast and snacks provided.
  • Operated by: REACH
  • For more information, call 425-430-6600

Seattle Times Project Homeless engagement editor Scott Greenstone and reporter Vernal Coleman contributed to this report.