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Resources for Community Support and Justice at Seattle Central College: People Experiencing Homelessness

This guide is a collection of King County resources for our diverse community, as well as a statement of support for all of our students.

About this Guide

Our communities have a great deal of support in King County and knowing where to look for assistance and camaraderie in stressful times is important. Remember, we are stronger together! 

Need Help?

24 Hour Crisis Line
Available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
Toll Free: 1.866.4CRISIS or 1.800.427.4747
Seattle: 206.461.3222 / TTY: 206.461.3219

Suicide Prevention Hotline
Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
1.800.SUICIDE or 1.800.275.TALK 

Domestic Violence

Alcohol/Drug Help Line (24–hours daily)
206.722.3700 or 1.800.562.1240

Community Resources

  • 45th Street Clinic Neighborcare Health: A health clinic where no appointment is necessary, serving homeless youth ages 12-23.
  • Chief Seattle Club: Drop-in center with clothing, meals, hygiene items, benefits assistance, assessment/referral to alcohol treatment, housing assistance and case management for low-income and homeless American Indians and Alaska Natives 18 and older. Must apply for membership and provide proof of tribal affiliation.
  • Country Doctor Free Clinic for Homeless Youth: A health clinic where no appointment is necessary, serving homeless youth ages 12-23.
  • Lazarus Center: Operates a drop-in center with laundry, shower, telephone, mailing address service, clothing and daily lunch. Serves homeless and marginally housed adults who are 50 and older. 
  • Muslim Housing Services: Case management, homelessness prevention, transitional housing and rental assistance. Serves refugees and second migration immigrants from East Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Africa. Staff speaks multiple languages.
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics: Operates a legal clinic. Call for an appointment. Serves low-income or homeless self-identifying American Indians and Alaska Natives that live in King County or have a case filed in King County. Call ahead for screening. No fees. 
  • Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS): PSKS is a drop-in shelter that assists homeless and at-risk youth and young adults to empower themselves and lead positive and self-sufficient lives by offering education, employment and housing support. 
  • ROOTS: ROOTS Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults, ages 18-25, experiencing homelessness.
  • Seattle Community Law Center: Representation, advocacy and assistance applying for, receiving, or appealing decisions on Social Security benefits, serving low-income and homeless individuals with disabilities.
  • Seattle Public Library: Drop-in support services for veteran families experiencing homelessness or who are very low-income. Services include rapid housing, counseling, access to medical care, financial assistance and legal assistance.
  • Teen Feed: Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth in the following focus areas: healthy meals and lives, youth support coordination, street outreach, healthcare access, and engaging the community through service.
  • YouthCare: YouthCare is a drop-in shelter that serves homeless youth ages 12-24 in the Greater Seattle Area.
  • YWCA Emergency ShelterYWCA is a multi-issue and multiracial organization committed to social justice. Their Emergency Shelter serves women 18+. They also provide basic needs and counseling. 

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