King County 2-1-1 connects people to the help they need. They provide comprehensive information on health and human services in King County. Whether it’s for housing assistance, help with financial needs, or to find the location of the nearest food bank - they are a great resource.

Their hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. You can dial 2-1-1 locally or call 1-800-621-4636 toll free.  Their TTY line is 206-461-3219 and their website is https://www.crisisconnections.org/king-county-2-1-1/

King County Veterans

2106 2nd Ave, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121


​Hours: M/W/Th 0830-1130, T: 1300-1500​​

Byrd Barr Place

722 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Hours: 8:30- 5:00 M-F

Emerald City Resource Guide

​The Emerald City Resource Guide by Real Change is a handy directory of meals, shelter, healthcare and other resources. You can find a PDF of it at this link

Seattle Help Agencies

Agency                      Possible Assistance               Area Served

Veterans who have been Washington State residents for more than 12 months and live in King County. 

Ballard Food Bank

5130 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107


​Hours: M, Th 2-7, T, W 11-4.

Rental and utility assistance with eviction notice. Food bank. IDs, mail pick up location. 

Catholic Community Services

Seattle and S. King County Intake number: 253-850-2523

​Hours: Thursdays 2-3

Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, and Emergency Motel Vouchers (families with children under 18 only)

Energy assistance for people living within Seattle city limits. 

Emergency financial assistance, rental assistance,
case management, employment services,
and mental health referrals.

98107, 98109, 98117, 98177 (Seattle addresses only), 98119, and 98199

Homeless Shelters and Encampments in North Seattle 

Roots Shelter

University Temple UM Church, 1415 NE 43rd St

Visit in person or call 206-632-1634 from 8 to 8:30 PM for intake. Serves ages 18-25. Enter through alley, through blue doors. ID required.

Camp United We Stand

Call 425-616-8853 to confirm location. Outdoor camp for single adults, couples, and families with kids. ID required. 

Nickelsville - Northgate

Call 206-390-9292 for location. Outdoor camp for single adults, couples, and families with kids. Provides sleeping supplies if needed. ID required. ​​

Youthcare Adolescent Emergency Shelter

24 hour shelter for youth 12 to 17, located in the U District. Call 800-495-7802 for exact location. 

Utility Assistance

United Churches Emergency Fund

Prevent Homelessness

King County