Winter Shelter

Eastside winter conditions endanger the lives of people in our community. The Eastside Men’s Shelter (EMS) 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 EMS is open for the season. 

Location515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center).  

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 North, 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 EMS 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.