This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.

Emergency Funds and Referrals

If you need financial help due to the COVID-19 Crisis
here is a link to a resource list from the King County Government.
They will be keeping this up to date as the situation evolves.

University Churches Emergency Fund
4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle 98105

Emergency financial assistance and referrals. Limited to $50 to $75 once in a 12-month period. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10:30am-12:30pm.

Zip code restriction: 98103, 98105, 98107, 98115, 98125, and 98133 Seattle only (plus homeless). Enter at the NE 45th Street entrance of the University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Verified 6/06

Jewish Family Service
1601 16th Ave., Seattle 98122

Services and referrals, including emergency assistance. Jewish households welcome. Helps cover refundable security deposits for families with children who were previously homeless in King County. Limited housing and shelter funds available. Shelter vouchers available.
Verified 11/09

Salvation Army
206-447-9944 (keep trying if you get fax tone)
1101 Pike, Seattle 98101

  • Rent assistance for those with eviction notice. Assist with move ins. Call 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
  • Emergency food packages, walk-in only.
  • Limited assistance with Seattle City Utility bills and Washington Natural Gas bills.

Verified 12/09

Central Area Motivation Program
722 18th Ave., Seattle 98122

Energy assistance to residents of Seattle from November through May, subject to available funding.
Verified 11/09

North Helpline
12736 33rd Avenue Northeast

Services ZIP codes 98115, 98125, 98133, 98155, and 98177. Emergency assistance, including eviction prevention, assistance with preventing utility shut-offs, move-in costs, and referrals to community services. Bring income verification and notice of eviction, shut off or lease agreement as relevant. No funds disbursed until proof that all other funds are pledged or paid.

Emergency services and counseling are offered:

  • Tue. 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Needs verification 07/2011

This page last fully fact-checked: December 2002
This page last modified: March 18, 2020
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