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Cold weather shelters extend hours across Puget Sound

Western Washington won't see any more snowfall over the next few days, but the area will experience some of the coldest temperatures of the season.

Western Washington is dealing with the coldest stretch of the season right now, with temperatures barely reaching freezing in most places. 

More snow is expected to fall Friday into Saturday, and yet another round is in the forecast for early next week. 

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“The forecast models are in agreement at this time for lowland snow Friday afternoon or evening through Saturday," said KING 5 Meteorologist Craig Herrera. “It could look a lot like the storm we had Sunday night into Monday."

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The following warming shelters will be open due to the freezing temperatures:

Severe weather shelters in King County, information from Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness:

Severe Weather Shelter in Downtown Seattle operated by King County – OPEN 

  • Location: King County Administration Building located at 500 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday night, Feb. 6, 2019, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (currently scheduled to close Thursday morning at 6a.m. after people access the shelter the night before)
  • Capacity: 100. *note* – this shelter is open nightly for 50 men and will have an additional 50 mats 2/3-2/6 for a total of 100
  • Population:  Men, 18 and over
  • Other info: Go directly to shelter, no referrals required
  • Contact for information: King County, 206-263-9089

Seattle Severe Weather Shelter – OPEN – Flyer

  • Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 – PLEASE USE LOWER LEVEL ENTRANCE
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Sunday night, Feb. 10, 2019, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. (currently scheduled to close Monday 2/10 morning at 7 a.m. after people access the shelter the night before)
  • Capacity: 100+; nobody will be turned away
  • Population: All genders/Co-Ed Shelter: 18+, no children. Pets can be accommodated.  
  • Other info: Go directly to shelter, no referrals required. Bus Routes Include #3, and Rapid Ride D Line
  • Contact for information: (206) 684-0231

Renton Cold Weather Shelter –  OPEN – Flyer

  • Location: The Old Chamber of Commerce building, 300 Rainier Avenue North (Metro bus route 106 & 107 stops nearby)
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Capacity: open to all
  • Population:  All genders – Separate areas for men, women, and families.
  • Other info: Drop-in’s welcome, Snacks provided, no pets allowed
  • Contact for information: City of Renton, Human Services office at 425-430-6600

Kent Severe Weather Shelter –  OPEN

  • Location: Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032
  • Dates & Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Capacity & population: Priority will be given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles, but the shelter will also be available for single women and men.
  • Other info: Operated by Catholic Community Services staff
  • Contact for information: City of Kent, 253-856-5070

Take the Next Step MONROE Severe Weather Shelter –  OPEN

  • LocationNew Hope Fellowship, Main Church Building (102 W Main St, Monroe, WA 98272); accessible via the donation-based Snoqualmie Valley Transportation
  • Dates & Time: OPEN 2/4 Call (360) 453-7622 to confirm opening – usually open when forcast is below 32* in Monroe. When open, hours are from 8pm-8am; must arrive before 10pm
  • Population: Co-Ed shelter
  • Contact for Information: Email Michael Lorio at mikel@ttns.org. Hotline updated every day by noon with shelter information, (360) 453-7622
  • Notes: This shelter is operated by Take The Next Step, and is accessible via the donation-based (free) Snoqualmie Valley Transportation. For more information, visit https://www.ttns.org/cold-weather-shelter/


  • Winter Shelter intake is run by Catholic Community Services
    • Intake Location: Auburn Ray of Hope Day Center; 2536 I St NE
    • Intake Times: Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm


  • Congregations for the Homeless Men’s ShelterPRINT & POST THIS FLYER
    • LocationLincoln Center Office Park (515B 116th NE, Bellevue, WA 98004). Closest bus route is the 271.
    • Times: 7:30PM-8AM, 7 days a week; Intake at 7:30pm, soft curfew at 10:30pm but admitted until closing at 8am
    • Population: Men, 18+
    • CapacityMax 100, recommended arrival by 9pm to secure a bed
    • Contact Information: 425-289-4044
    • NotesFirst come, first served. Low barrier. Dinner, bunkbeds, blankets provided. No daytime storage.
    • Location: Lakeside Christian Church, 701 1st Street, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • Dates & Time: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week through April 30, 2019. PLEASE ARRIVE AFTER 8PM.
    • Population: Women, 18+
    • Contact Information: Cynthia Brown, 425-463-6254
    • Notes: First come, first served. No reservations/waitlist. Hot dinner, cold breakfast provided. Referrals provided for housing and other services. 2 free bus tickets every visit. Near bus routes 234, 245, 255, 257


  • Winter Shelter intake in Federal Way is run by CCS’s Reach Out program (https://ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/reach-out/)
    • Intake Location: Federal Way Day Center (33505 13th Ave S., Suite D, Federal Way, WA 98003)
    • Intake Times: Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM.
    • Contact Information: Catholic Community Services at (253) 854-0077


  • Catholic Community Services @ Redmond United Methodist Church
    • Location: Redmond United Methodist Church (16540 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052)
    • Dates & Times: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week through fall and winter. Must call (206) 437-7448 in advance to complete intake. Open curfew at 10pm.
    • Population: Families only.
    • Contact Information: (206) 437-7448
    • Notes: Accepts service animals with current vaccine records. Dinner, light breakfast, sleeping mats and blankets provided. Cannot accommodate those fleeing DV. Accessible to mobility devices.


  • Snoqualmie United Methodist Church
    • Location: Sallal Grange 12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA through March 17, 2019.
      • Shelter will rotate locations through March 31, 2019
      • For the most up-to-date information on the shelter location, check svshelterservices.org
    • Dates & Times: 8:30pm-7:30am, 7 days a week. Evening-only guests must leave by 9:45pm, unaccompanied teens must leave by 10:30pm
    • Population: Single men and women, single parent families, and two parent families with connections to North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, and Duvall
    • Capacity: 30
    • Contact Information: (425) 505-0038 or info@svshelterservices.org
    • Notes: Dinner served 8:30-9:30pm; Light breakfast also served; Mats and sleeping bags provided; low-barrier shelter (no drugs, alcohol, weapons); staff check for sexual assault history, but no other background checks are performed



Men and Women’s overnight shelter and day center

  • Location: 1013 W. Holly Street
  • Dates and times: Center is open 24/7
  • Capacity: 150 men and women can be accommodated at the Drop-in shelter each night 
  • Other info: Operated by Lighthouse Mission Ministries. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. 
  • Click here for more information

Women’s emergency winter shelter

  • Location: 2100 Broadway Street, Fountain Community Church
  • Dates: Open during winter months of December, January, and February
  • Capacity: 45 women and children per night
  • Other info: Dinner and breakfast served daily. Operating by Fountain Community Church. 
  • Contact: Pastor Rick Qualls at www.fountaincommunitychurch.org/contact 
  • Notes: The Bellingham Public Central Library lecture room will be made available to Fountain Community Church shelter guests as a day center in the event that severe weather creates a lack of space during the day at the Lighthouse Mission Drop-in Center.

Winter Haven

  • Location: 210 Lottie Street, in the City Hall parking lot
  • Dates: January 3 until the end of March 2019
  • Population: 20 tents available for men and women
  • Click here for more information.

Kitsap County: Open 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA

Port Orchard United Methodist Church
725 Kitsap St
Port Orchard, WA

Silverdale United Methodist Church
9982 Silverdale Way
Silverdale, WA

Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd NE
Kingston, WA
(This location open from 6:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.)


Olympia Salvation Army
1505 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
(Adding extra beds)

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A ridge of high pressure will push into Western Washington on Tuesday through Thursday for dry and sunny weather with gradually moderating temperatures, before another storm hits

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By Friday another weather system will begin to drop down from the north and this could bring increasing rain or snow back to Puget Sound on Friday. Once again it looks like a low will drop down the coast pulling cold air out of the interior of British Columbia changing the rain-snow mix to snow showers with cold temperatures and gusty winds again on Saturday.  And once again it looks like we should clear out but be cold on Sunday.