Short-Term Housing: The YMCA provides safe and affordable short-term housing to help you focus on reaching your goals. 29 units are located in shared homes in King County and 20 units are studio apartments in downtown Seattle. Short-term housing is available for up to 15-24 months. An additional 53 short-term (18 mo) housing vouchers are available for scattered site living, mostly in Seattle city limits.  A YMCA staff member meets regularly with you to support you in achieving goals.

Long-Term Housing: The YMCA provides long-term housing once you are more independent and ready to live on your own. Over 100 units of scattered site apartments are available in King County. Long-term housing includes a Section 8 voucher or other subsidy. A YMCA staff member meets regularly with you to support your goals.

Emergency Shelter: Dial 2-1-1 for a list of shelters near you, or visit and enter the city you want shelter in.  ROOTS and The Landing are two of our partner programs providing emergency shelter, and additional local agencies provide shelter through a Runaway and Homeless Youth collaboration.  The Urban Rest Stop is a downtown Seattle hygeine center providing showers and laundry services.  National Safe Place will help locate a nearby safe place (or text the word 'safe' and your current location--street address, city, state--to 69866).