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Posted on: September 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Smoke Shelters: Regional Centers Open

The City of Seattle and King County opened a healthy air center in Seattle for people experiencing homelessness during the wildfire smoke this weekend.

The SoDo site will operate 24 hours a day, opening at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 and will remain open until the morning of Sept. 14. The center is a County-leased facility, and staffing will be coordinated by the City of Seattle through partners at the Salvation Army. The facility has capacity to shelter approximately 80 people. The Navigation Team will be conducting outreach today to refer individuals to this shelter, and is partnering with ride sharing services to transport people to the shelter. King County Metro will assist with transportation as necessary.

Residents should regularly check Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for updates on air quality.

Other shelters are open as well with specific hours and requirements:

YWCA Late Night Shelter

  • Families with Minor Children
  • 24-hour Intake Line
  • 206-461-4882
  • Hotel Vouchers

Urban League Young Adult Shelter

  • Ages 18-24
  • 105 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • 206-461-3792
  • Evening Shelter Intake 6 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • 18 beds

YouthCare Adolescent Shelter Access – Orion Center

  • Ages 12-17
  • 1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
  • 206-622-5555
  • 18 open beds for adolescents
  • Open hours during the day:

    • Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 8:30 - 9 a.m.
      Lunch: Mon-Fri: 12:30 - 1 p.m.
      Dinner: Mon-Fri: 6 - 6:30 p.m. (there is no dinner on Tuesdays)
      Brunch: Sat: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Drop-in: Mon-Fri 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (there is no drop-in on Tuesdays); Sat: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

University District Youth Center

  • Ages 12-24
  • 4516 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • 206-639-3410
  • Open hours during the day:

    • Mon: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Tues: 12 - 3 p.m.
      Wed: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Thurs: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Sun: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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