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Teen Feed
mailing address: 4740-B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Meals for youth and young adults. Dinner served nightly, housed at different locations in the University District:

  • Sunday, Monday, and Friday 7 pm -8 pm at University Lutheran Church, 16th Ave NE & NE 50th, entrance is down the stairs off the lawn at the corner of 16th NE and NE 50th.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7 pm - 8 pm at University Congregational Churd UCC, 16th Ave NE & NE 45th, entrance is down the cement stairs off 16th NE.
  • Friday 7 pm - 8 pm at University Christian Church, 15th Ave NE & NE 50th. Eentrance is off the alley at the south end of the church (enter the alley off of NE 50th).
  • Saturday 7 pm - 8 pm at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, downstairs at University Methodist Temple Church, NE 43rd and 15th NE. Entrance via the alley behind the post office, through the blue doors at the south end of the church.
Verified 01/2016

Roots Young Adult Shelter
1415 NE 43rd Street (University Methodist Temple)

18-25 yr olds welcome. Open 7 nights a week. Show up 8:20-8:30 pm to get on the list. First come first served. Doors open 9:00 pm. Referrals, etc. available, but no strings attached. ID may be required (especially if you look near the high end of the age range).

Every night at University Methodist Temple, 15th NE and NE 43rd (alley entrance).
Verified 09/2012

La Ba Te Yah Youth Home Community

Transitional housing and group care facility, youth care facility, youth shelter. Part of the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Ages 14-21. Call for info.
Verified 09/2012

Other Shelter Resources for youth

Friends of Youth 206-236-5437
Street Youth Ministries 206-534-7301 X 535
Youthcare - The Shelter 206-694-4506
Verified 09/2012

Street Youth Ministries drop-in center
206-524-7301, extension 112 or 114
Located at 4540 15th Ave. NE, University District (not a mailing address)

Drop-in center offering showers, laundry, food, clothing, referrals, case management, and other services to young adults up to 22 years old. Mon., Tues., Thurs. evenings 7:30-9:30pm, and Friday 1-4pm.

Wednesday outing, every Wednesday except 2nd of month, 12 noon.

Drop-in for folks 23-27 every Thursday 1-2pm.

Located at 4540 15th Ave. NE (on 47th St. between 15th and 16th Ave).
Verified 7/09, needs verification 10/2012

New Horizons Ministries
2709 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Drop-in center for referrals, counseling, clothes, showers, laundry, Christian mentoring, and other services.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10am-noon for age 22 and under.
Sat-Wed for age 21 and under, hot meal 7-8pm, various activities follow until 10:30pm.
Hours for some services are limited, call for details.
Verified 1/03, needs verification 10/2012

YouthCare's Orion Center
1-877-622-5551 toll free
1828 Yale Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
(corner of Stewart St. and Denny Way)

Open Monday-Friday for youth ages 13-21.
Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Alternative school 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Drop-in center: Case management,
food, and shelter referral
2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(Tuesdays 4 p.m - 6 p.m.)
Dinner 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Also an address for homeless youth to receive mail.
Verified 9/09, needs verification 10/2012

University District Youth Center
4516 15th Avenue NE, 98105

Counseling, food, clothes, showers, laundry, employment, drug counseling, case management, wrap around facilitation and referrals. Alternative Public School - GED. For ages 13-21.
Verified 12/09, needs verification 10/2012

University Family YMCA
5003 12th Ave NE, 98105

Sunday drop-in (1-2pm): Homeless youth 25 and under. Special activities/workshops, phone access, art supplies, games, snacks. Showers available on a limited, sign-up only basis.
Verified 12/09

Teen Line

Hotline; trained teen volunteers answer Mon-Thur 3-5 p.m. Affiliated with Alcohol/Drug Help Line (which answers these lines 7 days per week 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. outside of volunteer hours), but not confined to chemical dependency issues.
Verified 12/09, needs verification 10/2012

Teen Link Line
1-866-TEEN-LINK (1-866-833-6546)

6-10 p.m. daily.
Helpline for teen issues staffed by trained teen volunteers trained by Crisis Clinic staff.
Verified 09/2012

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities
1216 Pine St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98101

Counseling and case management for adults and youth. Sliding scale, medical coupons accepted.

Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm. Friday 8 am - 5 pm. After hours call Crisis Line at 206-461-3222.
Verified 09/2012

DSHS Children's Administration
Child Abuse & Neglect Reports: 1-800-562-5624 (24-hour phone number)
Seattle office: 206-691-2300
Seattle office toll free number: 1-800-379-3395
Foster Parent/Adoptive Parenting Information: 1-800-760-5340

King West DCFS - Harrison Building; 100 West Harrison; South Tower, Suite 100; Seattle, WA 98119-4116; MailStop: MS N56-2

Formerly Children's Protective Services (CPS). Investigates reports of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Family counseling services. This is a government agency with enforcement powers.
Verified 09/2012

Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS)
206-726-9423 fax
1814 Summit Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Advocacy for homeless youth rights, outreach services, some limited stipends, referrals. Staffed mainly by homeless or formerly homeless youth. Mon. 11-3 p.m., Fri. 1-3 p.m., or by appointment. School hours (ages 14-25) Mon-Fri. 1 - 4 p.m. AHAC provides Holistic Medicine on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Sign up is on that day.
Verified 09/2012

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA)
4008 MLK Way S., Seattle, WA 98108

After-school and summer program for children (ages 7 - 14) of refugees and immigrants includes homework tutoring, cross-cultural activities such as folktales, oral histories, and skits.
Verified 09/2012

Sanctuary Art Center
1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Non-profit art studio serving homeless youth and young adults ages 13-25. Programs in Visual Arts, Theater and Music. Open Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Friday 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Verified 09/2012

National Runaway Safeline

24-hour hotline to link runaways to social service agencies or to their families. Can also link families to social service agencies. Confidential. Can provide transportation for runaways back to families.
Verified 09/2012

Forty Fifth Street Clinic
1629 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103

Free clinic for homeless youth (or youth in danger of becoming homeless). A screening for homelessness is required - first come, first serve basis. No appointment needed during youth clinic hours. Medical, acupuncture, and dental services available to homeless youth only. Wednesday & Thursday 6pm - 9pm, ages 12-23.
Verified 09/2012

Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic
206-299-1600 ext. 7

Drop-in medical services. Serves homeless youth ages 12-23. No money, no insurance, no coupons necessary. No cost for medicine or lab work. STD, anonymous HIV testing, pregnancy tests, general physicals, and sick care. Licensed Naturopath, licensed Acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage Therapist available Tuesdays only.

Mon & Tues, 6-9 p.m. at Country Doctor Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E.
Verified 09/2012

Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW)
206-464-5936 extension 239
1-800-542-0794 extension 239
101 Yesler Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98104

For homeless and at-risk youth. Legal education in civil and criminal law. Legal representation in civil, but not criminal cases.
Verified 09/2012

Children's Response Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center East Building
1120 112th Ave NE, Suite 130
Bellevue, WA 98004

Serves children and youth in East and North King County who have been victims of sexual assault or other trauma, and their non-offending family members. Provides counseling, medical and legal advocacy, plus referrals for other services.

Besides their dealing with cases of known sexual abuse/assault, you can contact them if you are concerned that your child may have been sexually abused/assaulted, and would like to discuss your concerns with someone.

Also provide other related services, such as education about early identification and prevention of child abuse and sexual assault, support services for families after the death of a loved one, etc.
Verified 09/2012

Seattle Education Access
5516 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105

"Higher education advocacy and opportunity to people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity."

Free academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, and education planning for low income people who want to go to college. SEA focuses its outreach efforts on young adults (ages 18-30) who have experienced homelessness. Services include assistance filling out financial aid paperwork, research on available colleges and programs, assistance in the college application process, advocacy for youth who will need to complete a dependency status waiver in order to receive federal financial aid, peer mentoring for previously homeless college students.

Scholarships to local community colleges available for low-income clients who have experienced homelessness; applications available from SEA's website or office.
Verified 09/2012

YWCA of South King County Youth Options
1010 S 2nd St., Renton, WA 98055

Program for out-of-school youth 16-21. GED, internships, job placements, resources and referrals.
Verified 12/02, needs verification 09/2012

The Service Board
2017 E Spruce Street; Seattle, WA 98122

TSB serves high school-aged youth throughout King County, with program sites in the Central District and White Center. Core programs meet twice per week and run from January to June with weeknights offering mentoring, life-skills training, and social justice curriculum and weekends alternating between service projects and snowboarding adventures. Scholarships available. Application based, not drop-in.
Verified 09/2012

Related Seattle Crisis Resource Directory topics: Other related topics:
  • Web page of Lambert House, a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth.

This page last fully fact-checked: September 2012, with some listings still pending
This page last modified: March 1, 2016
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