Emergency Shelter

24 hour shelter hotline at 1-844-628-7343

SideWalk provides screening for several local shelters including the Interfaith Works shelter, Drexel shelter and the St. Mikes/Sacred Heart Winter men's shelter. Please note that families with children should see the Family Support Center listing below. Call the 24 hour shelter hotline at 1-844-628-7343 or visit the SideWalk at the downtown Community Care Center at 225 State Ave. SE in Olympia on Mon - Thurs between 10am and 2pm or call 360-515-5620.

Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter – (360) 918-8424

IFW operates a 37 bed vulnerability based shelter for single adults and couples without children.  Guests are screened at SideWalk 1139 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA during business hours or on site at the shelter housed at First Christian Church on Franklin St. in downtown Olympia between 5-9pm. Lottery beds, when available, are assigned at 5pm for women and 7 pm for men.

Salvation Army -- 360 352-8596

824 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA, 98501

Salvation Army is the largest and best known transitional shelter program in town. It has the advantage of being downtown and having meals prepared there. Guests must meet with a case manager to apply for access to the program.  All guests are required to leave the building at 6:50am weekday mornings and 7:50am on the weekends. Salvation Army requires that guests show their ID. There are 32 beds for single men and 12 beds for single women. To maintain residency, guests must participate in a program consisting of regular job search, counseling and financial savings (i.e. SA will hold onto 80% of a guest's income until they enter more permanent housing or leave the shelter for other reasons). If they leave for one night, they are not allowed to return for 60 days unless they have permission from their counselor to leave that particular night.

Check in time For Men: 7 pm, Check in time: For Women: 5:00pm

Salvation Army operates a cold weather shelter for single men and women on nights where the temperature falls below 38 degrees during the winter months of November - April.  The doors for the cold weather shelter open at 9pm.

For Families

Family Support Center -- 360 628-7343

The Family Support Center provides screening and placement for all local shelter beds for families with children, including the Family Support Shelter, Out of the Woods, and the Housing Authority Emergency Apartments. Call their shelter hotline at 360 628-7343.

For Youth

Community Youth Services (CYS) (360) 943- 0780

Young Adult Shelter - Thurston County

Location and Hours: 7 days per week - 9:00pm – 6:30am

We are located on the second floor of Brighter Futures Youth Center, 520 Pear Street SE on the corner of Pear St and Legion Way. (One block east of Jack in the Box)

There are 10 beds per night at YAS, and 2 emergency beds. During Cold Weather nights, YAS can have up to 15 people. In order to sign up for a bed, you must complete an intake. These intakes are generally completed during the day at Rosie’s Place. You can stop by Rosie’s and any staff member can help you through filling out those forms. This is a co-ed shelter serving all genders. Regular drop in services are not available during shelter times. For more info contact Rosie's Place at 360-943-0780 x186.

Each day, Monday-Friday, you can sign up for a bed at Rosie’s Place. Beds are assigned by lottery. On regular weather nights, the first 10 names will be pulled and given beds. The remaining names will go on the wait list.

  • Arrive at YAS NO EARLIER than 8:45 pm in order to access shelter.
  • Between 9 pm-9:15 pm, staff will admit the first 10 names on the list.

Youth between 12-17 years of age.

Safe Shelter program: 943.7861

Crisis Clinic - Youth Help Line:  586-2777

Domestic Violence Shelter

SafePlace-- (360) 786- 8754

Safe Place: 314 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA (360) 786- 8754. They also have a 24 Hour HelpLine: (360) 754- 6300. If you're deaf HelpLine TTY: (360) 943- 6703.

SafePlace provides shelter for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their children. The address for the SafePlace shelter is confidential, so survivors who wish to utilize this service must call the 24hr hotline to speak with an advocate who determines the need and urgency of the situation - multilingual interpretation, including spanish and cambodian, available through the crisis line. Bed space is limited, but advocates can help survivors find other resources if Safeplace beds are not available. To see more information about SafePlace and their resources, as well as their walk-in office hours, etc., click here.

Partners in Prevention Education 

(360) 357-4472 

href="https://www.youthchangeagents.org/">Partners in Prevention Education provides limited emergency motel vouchers for homeless and at-risk young adults fleeing sexual exploitation or domestic violence. Motel vouchers are limited to a one or two night stay while the individual works with an advocate on safety planning and to identify more long-term shelter or housing options. (360) 357-4472. Business Office: 203 4th Ave., (The Security Building) Suite 220, Oly, WA. 98501 Office hours: Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Turning Point (Mason County)

(360) 432-1212 (24 hr line). Business line is 360-426-1216. Toll free: 877-923-1212 Business hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Address: P.O. Box 2014, Shelton WA 98584 Turning Point provides emergency confidential shelter for survivors of domestic violence.  Survivors wishing to utilize this service must call the 24 hr crisis line to speak with an advocate for a simple phone screening.  If eligible, woman will be scheduled for an intake interview at the facility.  Clients eligibility is based on the lethality of their situation.   Bed space is limited, but advocates can help survivors find other resources if beds are not available.  Advocates are available by phone 24 hours a day.  Turning Point advocates provide weekly case management including safety planning, legal support, medical assistance, housing search, resume building, support groups and domestic violence education for survivors.  Bilingual (Spanish and English) advocacy is available. *Turning Point is located in Mason County but serves all survivors.

Domestic Violence shelters in other counties

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence [on the web]

Rural Shelter

Yelm Community Services

Emergency shelter-1 apartment for anyone who is from Rainier or Yelm area, (No proof needed). 3 day stay or longer, depending on situation. Fill out application at Yelm Community Services.

Out of County Shelter

Pierce County Shelter

Call Access Point 4 Housing at (253) 682-3401. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm (some evening appointments available), closed for lunch 12-1pm.

Rescue Mission, Emergency Services

  • Downtown Tacoma Campus,  425 S. Tacoma Way, 253-383-4493.  Serves single men.  Sign up for bed between 3:30 - 6:30pm , bring ID.  

  • Adams St. Family Campus 2909 S. Adams St., Tacoma, 253-383-4493. Emergency Services for Women and Families. Call the Adams St. Family Campus between 8:30am and 10am. Screening for a bed is held from 11am to 1pm. Clients may stay in the emergency service wing of Adams for up to 90 days.

Catholic Community Services, Tacoma Ave Shelter, 253-572-0131.101 beds for men, 40 beds for women.  Guests are admitted from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

Mason County

Mason County Shelter Network (360) 427-6919 Open hours: 1PM-5PM Monday-Friday Operates 7 units for families with children. Families may stay for 30 to 90 days. 4 to 6 week average wait list. Also offers advocacy, case management, and low-income housing referral to people experiencing homelessness in Mason County

Lewis County

Lewis County Shelter Program 360-736-5140. Serves single men, single women, and families with children.

Grays Harbor

Aberdeen - Faith House Ministries, 360-533-4802.