Recap: Seattle Human Services Department’s winter storm response

In response to two winter storms earlier this month that brought subfreezing temperatures and historic snowfall, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), implemented its winter weather emergency response plan by opening four severe weather shelters in the course of five days. The shelters at Seattle Center’s Fisher […]

City Hall to open as a severe weather shelter, adds an additional 75 temporary beds

In response to freezing temperatures and significant snow accumulation, the City of Seattle, in partnership with King County, will open City Hall tonight, February 13, as a severe weather shelter with capacity for 75 individuals experiencing homelessness. The shelter opens at 8 p.m. and will remain open through Monday morning, February 15. The Shelter will be operated by the Salvation Army and Compass Housing […]

The City of Seattle to open severe weather shelters at Bitter Lake and Garfield Community Centers, providing 86 additional emergency shelter spaces

In preparation for forecasted below freezing temperatures and snow over the coming days, the Human Services Department (HSD), in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), is opening Bitter Lake and Garfield Community Centers as 24-hour coed severe weather shelters on Thursday, February 11, at 8 pm. Both locations will remain open through the morning of Monday, February […]