(206) 632-1635

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Shelter

SEEKING SHELTER?

ROOTS provides safe emergency overnight shelter for young adults ages 18-25.


To Access Shelter:

People seeking shelter can call (206) 632-1635 or come to our door between 8:00PM and 8:30PM and ask to be put on the list.

If more than 45 people are trying to access shelter, then a random drawing is done at 8:30PM to determine who will be turned away.


Location

The shelter is located in the basement of the University Temple United Methodist Church at 1415 NE 43rd Street.  The entrance is in the alley at the southwest corner of the building.  Go down the alley between the church and the post office and ROOTS is the set of double blue doors on the left hand side.

Bus Information

ROOTS is located in the University District, which is accessible on the following Metro bus routes:
25, 30, 31, 32, 43, 44, 48, 49, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 83, 167, 197, 271, 277, 301, 316, 372, 373, 510, 511, 540, 542, 556, 586, 810, 821, 855, 860, 871, 880, 885

The doors open for sign-in at 9:00PM.

ID Requirements

ROOTS requires a government-issued photo ID within 5 stays OR a note from a case manager saying you are in the process of getting an ID.

Children

ROOTS cannot accept any person under the age of 18.

Services Provided

  • - Safe overnight emergency shelter

  • - Clean bedding

  • - Dinner and breakfast

  • - Showers

  • - Clothing

  • - Toiletries

  • - On-site case management (Monday – Thursday) and referral to other support and transitional services

  • - Supportive and nurturing relationships between staff, volunteers, and guests

 

Friday Feast

Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. At ROOTS Young Adult Shelter, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of educational programs and leadership initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!

 

Community Resources

Other Young Adult Services

Emergency Shelters
Case Management
Health Clinics
Under 18?
Other Resources


Emergency Shelters

Orion Center (YouthCare)
Ages 18-241828 Yale Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101(206) 724-0950

The Landing (Friends of Youth)
Ages 18-2416225 NE 87th St. Suite A-1
Redmond, WA 98052(425) 449-3868

Peace on the Streets by Kids from the Street (PSKS)
Ages 18-301609 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122(206) 726-8500


Case Management

Teen Feed
Ages 13-254740 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105(206) 522-4366

Street Youth Ministries (SYM)
Ages 13-264540 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105(206) 524-7301 Ext. 111

University District Youth Center (UDYC)
Ages 18-224516 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105(206) 458-8662

New Horizons Ministries
Ages 22 and Younger2709 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121(206) 374-0866

Orion Center (YouthCare)
Ages 18-241828 Yale Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101(206) 724-0950

The Landing (Friends of Youth)
Ages 18-2416225 NE 87th St. Suite A-1
Redmond, WA 98052(425) 449-3868

Peace on the Streets by Kids from the Street (PSKS)
Ages 18-301609 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122(206) 726-8500


Health Clinics

Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic
Ages 12-23500 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98112(206) 299-1636

Neighborcare Homeless Youth Clinic
Ages 12-231629 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103(206) 633-7650


Under 18?

Safe Place: Call the hotline or enter a business, library, community building or public bus displaying the yellow and black diamond-shaped Safe Place sign and request help. To find the nearest Safe Place site, text "SAFE" and your current location to 69866. (800) 422-8336.


Other Resources

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE866-427-4747
866-4-CRISIS

KING COUNTY 2-1-1Dial 2-1-1 or
206-461-3200 or
800-621-4636 (M-F 8am-6pm)
or visit Washington State 211 Online

WA RECOVERY HELP LINE866-789-1511 (24/7)

TEEN LINK866-833-6546
866-TEEN-LINK (Evenings 6-10pm)

 

FAQ

What ages does ROOTS serve?

ROOTS serves young adults ages 18-25

How many beds do you have?

ROOTS is a 45-bed shelter

Do you serve dinner?

ROOTS serves dinner every night, as well as breakfast every morning.

How do I get on the list?

Call (206) 632-1635 or arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 PM and ask to put your name on the list. If more than 45 people are trying to access shelter, then a random drawing is done at 8:30PM to determine who will be turned away. The doors open for sign-in at 9.

What is the maximum length of stay?

ROOTS requires individuals to put their name on the list every night they want to access shelter. There is no maximum length of stay.

Do I need an ID to stay at ROOTS?

ROOTS requires a government-issued photo ID within 15 stays OR a note from a case manager saying you are in the process of getting an ID.

Can I bring my pet?

ROOTS does not allow pet animals in shelter. Service animals are permitted.

Can I do laundry there?

ROOTS has laundry available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Can I take a shower?

ROOTS has shower facilities available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Can I reserve a bed in advance?

Reserving a bed in advance requires prior arrangements with staff.Guests may be able to reserve a bed in advance if working or attending school conflicts with shelter hours.

Do I need to be sober in order to access shelter?

No, as long as you can still follow shelter rules, respect others, and maintain safety. ROOTS is a low barrier shelter that does not turn guests away due to intoxication; however, NO drug or alcohol use ON shelter grounds will be tolerated.

Are there case managers available on site?

ROOTS has a full-time case manager available to provide help with the following- housing assessments and referrals, ID, diversion assistance, employment and education, public benefits, resource navigation, and referrals to other services such as substance use and mental health treatment. Talk with shelter staff to make an appointment or come to Monday drop-in to connect with our case manager.

Can I bring my children?

Due to Washington State law, ROOTS cannot accept any person under the age of 18.

What other services do you provide?

ROOTS has a daytime drop-in program on Mondays from 2:00-6:00pm in the same location as the overnight shelter. Drop-in provides snacks, access to showers and other essential needs, a place to rest, case management, and medical services through UW Youth Clinic. Must be in the age range of 18-26th birthday to access drop-in and ID will be required for anyone who hasn't stayed at ROOTS overnight shelter."

 
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