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Shelter Update: More Day Center Space Available

Starting Feb. 10, King County will open additional day center space from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave.

The additional space allows for continuous operations of both the county’s Administration Building and Fourth & Jefferson Building to support adult men and women experiencing homelessness.

Depending on weather and county operations, the auxiliary day center in the Administration Building may open again Feb. 11.

The county is collaborating with the City of Seattle on opening the additional day center space.

Overnight Shelters

King County is partnering with the Salvation Army to operate 300 shelter beds in county facilities in downtown Seattle, adding 100 emergency winter beds to the 200 beds available year-round.

The Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., now has 100 total spaces as does the Fourth & Jefferson Building, 420 Fourth Ave. Both of those shelters have available space due to emergency actions to expand capacity.

Harborview Hall is also open with 100 beds and has been operating every night at or near capacity.

All shelters open at 7 p.m. nightly.

Jefferson Day Center

The Jefferson Day Center in the Fourth & Jefferson Building is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, providing a safe place out of the cold for men and women experiencing homelessness, with hot coffee and a warm place to rest.

Emergency Services Patrol

The King County Emergency Services Patrol continues to work around the clock assisting people with behavioral health issues, providing triage and transportation to shelter, the Sobering Center, detox and other treatment locations.