UPDATE: Navigation Team to remove two unauthorized encampments that present extreme circumstance, threat to public safety in the C-ID/Little Saigon communities

5/21/2020 Update: Prior to the encampment removals at S. Weller St. and King St. under I-5, the Navigation Team made 63 referrals into shelter through extensive outreach since April 1. Of those shelter referrals, 26 were to recently opened tiny home villages and enhanced shelter beds at Lake Union Village, T.C. Spirit Village, and Lakefront Community House. Preliminary data from early May shows approximately 70% of all referrals the Navigation […]

Update: Loyal Heights Community Center de-intensifying shelter

In March, the City of Seattle and King County announced a number of publicly owned facilities were being made available for homeless shelter providers to move clients to in order to allow for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The de-intensifying shelters provide meals, access to hygiene services, and operate 24/7. Miller Community […]

Update: Southwest Teen Life Center to open as de-intensifying shelter for YouthCare program

The City’s South West Teen Life Center (SWTLC) will temporarily shelter up to 30 young adults from YouthCare’s Jackson Street overnight shelter. The move provides 24/7 shelter space, supportive services, and more space for social distancing per public health guidance. The program supports youth between the ages of 18 to 24. Youth will be provided access to showers and three meals per day. YouthCare will begin moving clients to […]

Following weeks of outreach and services, City removes unsafe unsanctioned encampment in Ballard Commons area

MAY 8 UPDATE: Since mid-April, the Navigation Team has referred 29 unsheltered individuals from the Ballard Commons area to recently opened tiny home villages and enhanced shelter beds at Lake Union Village, T.C. Spirit Village, and Lakefront Community House. Advanced outreach in the Ballard Commons area resulted in 21 individuals accepting shelter. 8 individuals accepted shelter on the day of the removal. Preliminary data shows approximately 70% of all referrals the Navigation […]

Update: Navigation Team continues outreach in Ballard Commons area during COVID-19

The Navigation Team continues to do critical outreach in the field to people living unsheltered during the COVID-19 outbreak.   In addition to connecting individuals to essential services and making referrals to shelter, the Team has stepped up its public health efforts in response to the pandemic. Through April 26, the Navigation Team has distributed 2,171 hygiene kits, 1,777 Public Health—Seattle & King County (Public […]