The Seattle Human Services Department opened two winter shelters for homeless people on October 1st, 2012. They will remain open through March 31st, 2013.
The City Hall shelter, serving adult men and women, is located on Fourth Avenue between James and Cherry streets. Shelter doors open at 8:30 p.m. and closes the following morning at 7 a.m. Capacity is 75 people.
The Frye Hotel provides shelter for adult women only. The Frye is located at Third Avenue and Yesler Way in downtown Seattle. The shelter opens at 8:00 p.m. and closes the following morning at 7 a.m. Capacity is 25 people.
During extreme winter weather conditions, the City will open additional shelter space. The city provides advance notification of severe weather shelter through service providers, the 2-1-1 community information line and the media.
King County decided to move up the date of opening its homeless shelter in the King County Administration Building to October 2nd instead of November 1st as had been scheduled.
The Administration Building shelter serves up to 50 men each night through April 15, 2013. Staff from the Salvation Army and King County will supervise the shelter, which will be open from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The King County Women’s Winter Response Shelter also opened on October 2nd. It is operated by the YWCA Angeline’s Center for Homeless Women with a capacity of 40 women per night.