dv crisis/info. help line:



Downtown Seattle


24 Hour Shelter  

wish list:

Items for our children's center, clothing for women and children.



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emergency shelter from domestic violence:

The YWCA provides a safe haven for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

Our domestic violence advocates work closely with clients to address issues and barriers, create safety plans, provide weekly support groups, crisis counseling and links to resources in the greater community. We strive to give all clients the opportunity to find decent, affordable and safe housing for themselves and/or their children.

This is a 45-day emergency shelter. Clients have their own room and are encouraged to meet weekly with an advocate to address barriers they may have to obtaining stable housing, complete applications and link to wrap-around services.

All women 18 years old and their children are eligible. We do not accept boys over the age of 17 because we are a women’s facility. Women undergo an intensive telephone screening by calling 206.461.4882 to determine if this shelter will meet their needs. Once screening is complete an intake appointment is set to bring client into the shelter.