Eastside winter conditions endanger the lives of people in our community. The Eastside Winter Shelter (EWS) operates from November through the spring each year and is an emergency overnight shelter providing men safety from the cold elements. Men who visit are provided with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. The trained staff also help connect the homeless to necessary resources, which will help them move toward security, stability, and independence.
The EWS is open for the season now.
Location: 515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center). Follow the signs to the EWS area (it will be shifting location in the next few weeks).
Hours: Overnight services will be from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Men are allowed on site beginning at 7:00 pm.
The closest bus route is the 271 bus, which stops at 116 Ave NE and NE 2nd Pl. Walk back South, and the Center is on the left.
Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to men who spent the previous night there. The EWS is the only low-barrier shelter for men on the Eastside. The men’s shelter is staffed by professional, experienced employees and volunteers managed by CFH.