ROOTS provides shelter for up to 45 young adults, ages 18-25 on a night-by-night basis. To stay at ROOTS, call or arrive between 8:00-8:30PM, and ask to be put on the list for shelter.  Click here to learn more.

Friday Feast is an all-ages meal provided by ROOTS every Friday between 5:30 and 7:00PM that is open to anyone in the community who would like to attend. Click here to learn more.



ROOTS provides safe emergency overnight shelter for young adults ages 18-25.


To Access Shelter:

People seeking shelter can call (206) 632-1635 or come to our door between 8:00PM and 8:30PM and ask to be put on the list.

If more than 45 people are trying to access shelter, then a random drawing is done at 8:30PM to determine who will be turned away.  The doors open for sign-in at 9:00PM.

ID Requirements

ROOTS requires a government-issued photo ID within 5 stays OR a note from a case manager saying you are in the process of getting an ID.


ROOTS cannot accept any person under the age of 18.

Services Provided

  • - Safe overnight emergency shelter
  • - Clean bedding
  • - Dinner and breakfast
  • - Showers
  • - Clothing
  • - Toiletries
  • - On-site case management (Monday – Thursday) and referral to other support and transitional services
  • - Supportive and nurturing relationships between staff, volunteers, and guests

1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105

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The shelter is located in the basement of the University Temple United Methodist Church at 1415 NE 43rd Street.  The entrance is in the alley at the southwest corner of the building.  Go down the alley between the church and the post office and ROOTS is the set of double blue doors on the left hand side.

Bus Information

ROOTS is located in the University District, which is accessible on the following Metro bus routes:
25, 30, 31, 32, 43, 44, 48, 49, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 83, 167, 197, 271, 277, 301, 316, 372, 373, 510, 511, 540, 542, 556, 586, 810, 821, 855, 860, 871, 880, 885
For more information, please visit Metro Transit Trip Planner