Navigation Team releases Quarter 2 data report, metrics show increased shelter referrals and enrollments during COVID-19 crisis

Today, the Navigation Team submitted its latest report to City Council providing a snapshot of the team’s significant outreach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Q2 (April – June).  In response to COVID-19, the Navigation Team has focused its efforts to outreach and litter/debris removal. This refocusing in Q2 resulted in 373 site visits for outreach, 624 litter and debris mitigation operations, and 408 referrals to shelter citywide.  […]

Update: City Hall shelter to reopen

June 22 Update: City Hall shelter will reopen for nightly service starting tonight, Monday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.  *** June 15 Update: City Hall shelter will be closed for an additional week and is scheduled to reopen the evening of June 22. People seeking shelter are still encouraged to go to Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St., Seattle), which […]

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 […]