Here’s how you can get involved
Join the We Are In Community
As a first step, join us to show your support for regional solutions to homelessness in Seattle and King County.
Help spread the word
Share this infographic on social media or some of the sample tweets below to spread awareness around the realities of homelessness and get others involved. Together, we can ensure that King County remains a place where all can thrive.
Sample Tweet texts
#Homelessness 🏘️ and lack of housing affordability affects all communities in King County—and we all have a role to play. Together, we can ensure all families 👨👩👧👦 have a place to call home. Learn more at WeAreIn.org.
I’m in to end homelessness in #KingCounty. Are you? Join me in making sure our region is a place where everyone can thrive: WeAreIn.org
One of the main causes of #homelessness is a lack of affordable housing. Join us in demanding common sense solutions to keep #KingCounty a place where everyone can thrive. Learn more and join me: WeAreIn.org
More than 11,000 people in King County are currently experiencing homelessness—but we all have a role to play in making our region a place where everyone has a place to call home. Get involved at WeAreIn.org.
When rents keep rising and there aren’t enough houses regular people can afford, it’s clear that the solution to #homelessness is #housing. It’s time to invest in stable, permanent housing options for our unhoused neighbors in Seattle and King County. Learn more at WeAreIn.org.
Support We Are In Partners
We can all play a role in our communities by volunteering with a local service provider or teaming up to organize drives for much needed supplies like basic hygiene products, socks, and warm weather clothing. Many We Are In partners are working on the ground everyday to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.
Find local volunteer opportunities through United Way King County or Seattle Works.
Become a more informed neighbor
If you or someone you know needs help accessing shelter or services, the best starting place is King County’s Community Information Line (2-1-1). Visit their website or dial 2-1-1 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm) for information on, and referrals to, shelters and services. 2-1-1 Community Resources Online provides updated brochures on emergency shelters, services, and other resources in King County.
For families with children, another resource is the King County Emergency Family Shelter intake line. Dial 206-245-1026.
Housing, Shelter and Health Services
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and needs shelter, health or hygiene services, call or visit the following:
City of Seattle affordable housing assistance can support individuals in finding an affordable apartment and understanding the laws that help protect renters
King County eviction prevention and rent assistance helps residents behind in rent and utility payments due to COVID-19 hardships.
People facing eviction can contact the Housing Justice Project by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Housing Connector for landlords and property owners.
To check shelter availability, call 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636
Restrooms, laundry and showers
The Urban Rest Stop provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can come and use restrooms, laundry facilities and showers. All services are provided at no cost.
Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services to people experiencing homelessness in King County and leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.
Mobile Medical Care for People Living Homeless provides walk-in care for people who are living homeless (or were recently homeless)
Telephone crisis services
Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis with intervention, information and referral services over the phone. Call 2-1-1 or toll free 1-800-621-4636. To get live help via SMS, text your zip code to 898211 (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm).
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-562-6025, 24 hours a day, every day) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224, 24 hours a day, every day) support individuals experiencing intimate partner violence.
National Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255, 24 hours a day, every day) supports veterand in need.
Teen Link is a confidential and anonymous help-line for teens. Trained teen volunteers are available to talk about any issue of concern. No issue is too big or too small! Call 866-833-6546, Monday-Sunday, 6pm-10pm.
Addiction recovery and mental health services
The WA Recovery Helpline offers an anonymous, confidential 24-hour help-line for Washington State residents experiencing substance use disorders, gambling problems, and/or mental health challenges. They can also connect callers with local treatment resources and community services. Call 866-789-1511.
Immediate crisis support
The 24-hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. They can help determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and can link you to the appropriate services. They are the primary source for linking Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services and are available 24/7 by calling 206-461-3222.