Confidential 24-hour telephone counseling and service referrals for any community member in King County.
YouthCare 24-Hour Adolescent Shelter line
You can reach Adolescent Emergency Shelter 24/7. We will ask some brief questions. If you qualify, you can enter the Shelter that day. If not, we will point you to other options. Within 72 hours of entry into Shelter, a parent, guardian, or Child Protective Services (CPS) worker must consent to your staying in the program.
The 45th Street Homeless Youth Clinic serves youth and young adults (ages 12-23) who are currently homeless or have been homeless at some point in the last 12 months. Services available include: medical care, acupuncture, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, HIV counseling, dental care (some Thursdays), yoga classes, naturopathy, meditation, massage, health education, social service referrals and outreach. Setting up an appointment by phone is recommended, but walk-in appointments are taken when space is available.
SYLAW provides legal advice and referrals, and assistance with juvenile record sealing. They are not accepting new cases for legal representation at this time. Visit their website for current clinic locations and hours.
New Ground offers safe housing, supportive case management, and career and educational guidance for young adults who are facing challenges in life. Five locations provide transition housing to single adults ages 18-21, mothers ages 18-21, and families/couples ages 18-24.
United Indians Youth Home seeks to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless youth, combining Native American wisdom and ceremony with modern educational, medical and social services. The three-story, 36-bed home offers transitional and state group housing to youth between the ages of 12 and 21. Youth can stay for up to 18 months and are provided with access to medical and educational services, case management, life skills training and career counseling in preparation to living and working on their own.
The Landing is an overnight shelter for homeless young adults, ages 18-24. The shelter is open Sunday through Thursday nights, starting at 8:45 pm and line-up begins at 8:30. Maximum stay of 30 days in a 3 month period.
Mornings: M, Tu, Th, F 10:00am-12:00pm; Evenings: Sun 6:00pm-9:00pm, M, Tu, W 7:00pm-10:00pm
The drop-in center is a place where youth can receive many services: hot meals, laundry, clothing, toiletries, showers, phones, mail and message service, bus tokens, recreation, social services, help, and rest.
The Zine Project is a prevocational writing program that takes place at University District Youth Center (UDYC), a Seattle drop-in center for homeless youth. Zine hires five youth (15-22) to take part in an eight week internship where they learn, write, and make art, culminating in the publication of a zine.
RCKC provides Central Seattle and South King County residents with a continuum of care for those who suffer with alcoholism or other drug addiction. Offers in-patient and out-patient chemical dependency treatment and detoxification programs, with sliding-scale fees based on income.
A weekly moderated group for transgender teens to talk in a safe space and to be able to fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. To discuss concerns, issues and to talk about personal victories. Open to ages 12-19.