Street Address

1118 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Sunday 9:00 am-10:00 pm Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-10:00 pm


Front Desk
Centralized Housing Line
YWCA’s headquarters, our Seneca location has provided shelter for women and families since 1914.

YWCA’s Fifth and Seneca location was Seattle’s first and only facility built “for the benefit of women and girls.” Added to the National Register of Historic Place in 2006, the building was designed by Pacific Northwest architect E.F. Champney who also designed the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo in Seattle.

YWCA’s Seneca Women’s Residence provides permanent, affordable, and safe housing options, including 126 single room occupancy (SRO) units with shared kitchens and restrooms on each floor.

For adults, it’s a starting place for steady employment and economic success. For seniors, it’s helping our most vulnerable neighbors live with grace and dignity. For children, it’s a secure beginning, a nurturing environment, a foundation for stability and independence.

YWCA provides a comprehensive continuum of housing and services specifically designed to promote housing stability and family self-sufficiency. Housing is an integral part of fulfilling our mission: improving the quality of life for women and their families. We believe that, working together, we can create a community where all women and their families have a safe, stable place to live.

In addition to permanent housing, our Seneca location includes emergency shelter, BABES Network-YWCA, and a range of administrative offices.

At This Location

Administrative Offices
Direct Services


1118 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Programs at this Location

BABES Network provides peer support for women living with HIV. Since 1989, this program has reduced isolation and stigma and created a "sisterhood of support" for women affected by HIV and their families through education, outreach, advocacy, and more.
YWCA Permanent Housing Communities available in King and Snohomish Counties ranging in size from studio to 4 bedroom apartments. Income limits apply on all LIHTC communities.
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