In response to the cold and snowy weather, the city of Seattle has opened three severe weather shelters for homeless people.
Starting Thursday night, Nov. 18, 2010, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) opened
- The co-ed City Hall shelter, located at Fourth and James, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., capacity, 75 people; and
- The Frye Hotel, for women only, at Third and Yesler, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., capacity, 25 people.
Starting Monday, Nov. 22, HSD opened another shelter at Seattle Center. The shelter there is located at:
- Seattle Center Rainier Room (one of the Northwest Rooms), 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., capacity, 100 people.
The shelters City Hall and the Frye Hotel will be open through Monday, Nov. 29. The Seattle Center shelter will be open through Thursday, Nov. 25.
HSD provides advance notification of severe weather shelter to hundreds of local providers of services including shelter staff, jail and hospital release staff, the Crisis Clinic and Operation Nightwatch. If people are in need of emergency shelter, please call the community information line at 2-1-1. City of Seattle severe weather shelters open in the event of two or more days of heavy rain, or when the temperatures reach 32 degrees or colder, or when snow is on the ground.