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Homeless Outreach

Connecting with our Unhoused Neighbors

UDP launched a homeless outreach program in 2019 in partnership with Evergreen Treatment Services’ REACH Program. Two outreach coordinators provide coverage for daily outreach in the neighborhood, providing shelter referrals, housing evaluations, ID and benefit support, connection with substance abuse treatment, and more. In 2021, the UDP’s outreach program was able to find temporary and permanent housing for over 70 individuals sleeping outside in the U District. CONTACT: If you know of anyone who is unhoused in our community and may need support, please call the UDP Ambassador Program line at (206) 422-2918 and they will connect the outreach coordinator on shift with the person in need. 

Monthly Homeless Census 

UDP also conducts a monthly census of people experiencing homelessness in the U District. Over the last year, we have found that the unsheltered population in the U District typically fluctuates between 50-125 people on any given night. 

Get In Touch

For support with information regarding the UDP Homeless Outreach Program or connecting with services available, please contact:

  • Marcus Johnson, marcus@udistrictpartnership.org
    Clean & Safe Program Manager, The U District Partnership
  • REACH Outreach Care Coordinators (206) 432-3574

Additional Services in the U District

The U District is lucky to have a large network of social service providers. The following organizations offer resources in the U District for members of our community who are facing homelessness, food insecurity, or other needs:

  • Rosie’s Tiny House Village
    Rosie’s Village in the U-district features 35 tiny houses which provide safe and supported enhanced shelter for up to 65 people. Referrals come in through the City of Seattle’s HOPE Team. [link to the HOPE team]
  • U District Food Bank
    For nearly four decades, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods.
  • ROOTS Young Adults Center
    For people ages 18-25, ROOTS offers essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults experiencing homelessness.
  • Sanctuary Arts Center
    The Sanctuary Art Center is a collection of art studios providing programs for homeless and underserved youth ages 16-25 in the Greater Seattle area.
  • Street Youth Ministries
    Street Youth Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization serving homeless and at-risk youth and young adults (ages 13-26) in the Seattle area.
  • Teen Feed
    With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of houseless and at-risk youth in the following focus areas: healthy meals and lives, youth support coordination, street outreach, healthcare access, and engaging the community through service.
  • University District Youth Center
    The University District Youth Center serves as a safe and welcoming place for young people ages 12-24 through a variety of services during the day.
  • Just Say Hello
    Just Say Hello “established a variety of programs, partnerships, and services that invite all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessnes.”
  • Elizabeth Gregory House
    Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing, a Day Center and case management services.
  • People’s Harm Reduction Alliance
    The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) is a community-based non-profit and drug user empowerment organization that has provided health and harm reduction services to people who use drugs since 2007.
  • University Family YMCA
    The University Family YMCA is a vibrant hub for community and family programming as well as social services–including crisis support, drop-in services, employment assistance and training, as well as emergency shelter and housing navigation.