Emergency Shelter

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

Shelter by placement

Placement at most homeless shelters for adults without children is run through a system called Coordinated Entry. In Thurston County, the Community Action Council is the Coordinated Entry provider. Please contact the Community Action Council for placement into the following shelters:

Shelter by lottery

Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter – (360) 918-8424
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 701 Franklin Street SE, Olympia

IFW operates a 37 bed vulnerability based shelter for single adults and couples without children.  Most beds are assigned via the Coordinated Entry system. Lottery beds, when available, are assigned at 5pm for women and 7 pm for men.

Salvation Army -- 360 352-8596
824 5th Avenue SE, Olympia

The Salvation Army shelter for men and women is currently closed for renovations.

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
1009 State Avenue NE, Olympia
(360) 357-4472 

Partners in Prevention Education, or PiPE, provides advocacy for street-dependent survivors of violence. PiPE advocates provide emotional support and assistance with a wide variety of health, legal, and safety matters. Alongside PiPE mobile outreach, general drop in hours are available every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday between 1:00-5:00pm, and every Friday from 1:30-5:30pm for women and transgender people.

Turning Pointe
210 Pacific Court, Shelton
140 NE State Route 300, Belfair
877-923-1212

Turning Pointe offers shelter, advocacy, and safety services for people fleeing domestic violence or survivors of sexual assault. Services are available in English and Spanish.
*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.