YouthCare Administrative Offices
2500 NE 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

For general inquiries, including program information and donation options: info@youthcare.org or (206) 694-4500

 

YouthCare

YouthCare provides short term shelter for youth and tries to support self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. Unfortunately, this organizations resources are limited. As such they are able to put together a true continuum of care for only a fraction of the youth that walk through our doors.

Emergency Shelters

Age 12–17: Adolescent Emergency Shelter: You can reach Adolescent Emergency Shelter 24/7 at (800) 495-7802. They will ask some brief questions. If you qualify, you can enter the Shelter that day. If not, They will point you to other options. Within 72 hours of entry into Shelter, a parent, guardian, or Child Protective Services (CPS) worker must consent to your staying in the program.

Location: U-District (NE Seattle)
Shelter Hours: 24 hours
Phone Number: (800) 495-7802

Age 12–17: Safe Place: If you need a place to stay, you can go to any Safe Place site and say "I need a safe place." The staff will arrange for you to be met by a youth counselor who can help you find shelter or other services. Or, text the word "SAFE" to 69866 and you'll receive a text back with the closest Safe Place. If you need to talk to someone right away, reply with “2chat” and you’ll be able to text with a counselor. You can also call Safe Place directly at 1 (800) 422-TEEN.

Age 18–24: Jackson Street Program: At Jackson Street Program, we have 15 beds available for young people currently enrolled in an educational pathway (school, job training, or other program).  Eligible students can remain in the program for an extended period while on-site case management assists them in identifying and transitioning into long-term stable housing. There are also five beds for emergency shelter by call in only on a first call first serve basis beginning at 7:30 pm each night. To make a referral or request a place to stay, please call (206) 465-7436. 

Age 18–24: Overnight Shelter at Orion: They have 20 beds available. When there are more than that needing shelter, they have to assign them by lottery. Please read the following carefully: You must have government-issued ID with picture and birth date and be between the ages of 18 and 24. No Level II or Level III RSOs. (If you don't have ID, we can help you get it. Call (206) 622-5555, Monday-Friday, for information on the ID workshop.)  

If this will be your first time at Shelter: You will need to register with us in person at the Orion Center before staying at Shelter. Monday through Friday, you can come to the Orion Center between 5:00 and 6:00pm the night you first wish to stay. On Saturdays and Sunday please arrive at 5:30pm to complete the intake process.

If you are returning: Seven days a week, call the shelter message line at (206) 724-0950 anytime before 6pm: leave your first and last name, initials, or chosen name to be put on the list. Call the shelter message line back at (206) 724-0950 after 6:20pm to check if you have a spot.

Doors open for Shelter at 8:30pm. If you have received a place for the night, you must arrive by 8:45 to claim your bed, unless you have made a previous arrangement with staff. We provide a nightly snack, showers, laundry, activities, and breakfast.

Shelter Message Line: (206) 724-0950
Additional Questions: (206) 622-5555 ext. 234 or (206) 669-9448

Location: The James W. Ray Orion Center: the green building on the corner of Denny and Stewart, at the foot of the I-5 highway overpass on Denny Way. (Street Address: 1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)
Shelter Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30pm-7:30am; Saturday–Sunday: 8:30pm–8am.

Find out about other services for homeless youth in Seattle/King County.


All of the information provided on this page including logo comes from the YouthCare website. & the location images above is from google maps.

Meals and Drop-In

James W. Ray Orion Center

The Orion Center offers meals and drop-in services to youth up to age 22 who are homeless or in unstable housing. Drop-in at the Orion Center offers showers, laundry facilities, hygiene supplies, help finding services, and more. 

The green building on the corner of  Denny and Stewart , at the foot of the I-5 highway overpass on Denny Way. (Street Address: 1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)  Phone Number:   (206) 622-5555

The green building on the corner of Denny and Stewart, at the foot of the I-5 highway overpass on Denny Way. (Street Address: 1828 Yale Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)
Phone Number: (206) 622-5555

Meals

  • Breakfast: Monday–Friday, 8:30–9:00am
  • Lunch: Monday–Friday, 12:30–1:00pm
  • Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 6:00–6:30pm

Drop-in

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:30–6:30pm; Saturday 11:00am–1:00pm 

Available during drop-in: 

  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene products
  • Lockers
  • Medical Care
  • Case management
  • Help finding services
  • ID runs (get your State ID)

 

University District Youth Center

University District Youth Center:  Yellow house on the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 45th Street (street address: 4516 15thAve NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

University District Youth Center: Yellow house on the corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 45th Street (street address: 4516 15thAve NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

Drop-in: 

  • Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Mondays 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesdays noon-3pm
  • Wednesdays 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00-2:00pm

Available during drop-in:

  • Meals
  • Access to a computer,
  • Clothing 
  • Showers & laundry 
  • Games & a movie 
  • You can also sign up for case management 

Other Sources for Meals, Drop-in Services, etc.

Click to find these and other services for homeless youth in Seattle/King County and surrounding areas.

All of the information provided on this page including logo comes from the Youthcare website. & the location images above is from google maps. (updated April 17, 2018)