Emergency Shelter and Housing

Our focus is a continuum of care, from street to shelter to transitional housing to permanent supportive housing, with the ultimate goal of preventing future homelessness. 


At Risk of Becoming Homeless?

Our Prevention Youth Engagement Team supports young people ages 11-17 residing in King County who are facing crises that could lead to housing instability, including being kicked out or running away. We are here to help with legal advocacy, mental health support, and personalized case management. By addressing your unique challenges, we’ll help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

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How a Housing Search Works

King County has a set of qualifications for housing programs. Y Social Impact Center staff will:

  • Walk you through the King County Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) assessment
  • Discuss housing options with you
  • Help prioritize participants for housing based on a standardized process

Note: The Y’s housing programs are for single young adults only but other options are available

Additional Resources:

Other access points: CEA Regional Access Points

Questions? Email us at housinghelp@seattleymca.org

Arcadia Drop-In Day Center in Auburn

  • For all youth ages 12-24
  • Access to computers, Wi-Fi, hot meals, showers, laundry, and more
  • Sunday - Saturday, 2:30-6:00 pm

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Looking for an Apartment?

Download a list of apartment rentals in the Seattle Area.

November Apartments 

Foster Care Alumni Services

We offer additional services for youth and young adults who are currently in or have aged out of foster care.

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How to Help

From volunteering to serving meals or hosting a young adult, you can help end homelessness.

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Counseling Services

We’re here for you with counseling services that span mental health, substance use, and psychiatric care for people of all ages in King County.

Are you experiencing a crisis?

For immediate assistance with a behavioral health crisis or a young person’s safety or shelter, call the King County 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at  866-427-4747.

Join the Y!

With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.