Compass Multi-Service Center

Location: The Compass Center at 210 Alaskan Way (at the corner of South Washington Street and Alaskan Way – look for the orange archway) 

The Compass Multi-Service Center exists to be a one-stop shop full of resources for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Operating in Pioneer Square, three programs provide essential needs like mail services, case management, shelter and housing referral, showers and laundry, access to medical professionals, and more.  

  • Mail services in the Client Services Office: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm, 206-474-1000
  • Laundry, restrooms, and showers at our Hygiene Center: Monday – Friday 7am-4pm & Saturday 8am-12pm, Basement level of the Compass Center, 206-474-1680
  • Housing navigation and referrals to our enhanced shelters, meals, case management, health services, and a place to relax at our Compass Center Day Center:
    Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, 206-474-1630

Enhanced Emergency Shelter

Our enhanced non-congregate shelters provide both a safe place to sleep and case management resources that include housing navigation services.

If you would like help finding housing a 24/7 enhanced emergency shelter referral, we have housing navigation services available for free at Compass Center in Pioneer Square.

210 Alaskan Way
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

If you are in crisis and would like help immediately, please call the 24-hour crisis line at 7-1-1.

Affordable Housing at Compass Housing Alliance

We would love for you to come live with us at one of our Affordable Housing buildings!

There are a few ways in which you can find permanent housing at Compass:

  1. The majority of our housing units are non-referral based and are managed by Coast Property Management. There is a housing interest application you can fill out and send to show your interest in living at one of our properties. We operate all non-referral properties on a first come first served basis. If you wish to receive an interest list application to fill out, please send an email to with “Request for Interest List Application” in the subject line.
  2. Some of our permanent supportive housing is accessed through a coordinated referral system which is King County’s Coordinated Entry for All (CEA). CEA provides referrals to housing and shelter (including services offered by Compass). To reach CEA, call 2-1-1. More information is available at King County’s Coordinated Entry page:
  3. If you are currently a Veteran experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing housing, please call the VA’s Homeless Outreach Clinic at 425-203-7200.
  4. For a referral to our emergency housing program, Don’s Place, please visit Coordinated Entry for more information.
  5. Go to the Compass Center in Pioneer Square for general housing navigation assistance (see info above).

King County Resources

If you are experiencing housing instability or are in need of support, check out the following resources outside of Compass.

King County 2-1-1 is the best starting point for people who are in need.

  • Dial 211 or 1-800-621-4636 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm)
  • Visit their website
  • Access an extensive database of community services, including:
    • food, shelter, and housing
    • rent and utility assistance
    • legal assistance
    • financial assistance
    • governmental assistance programs
    • health care
    • employment
    • education
    • family support programs

Are you experiencing a crisis?

  • The WA Recovery Helpline provides emotional support 24 hours a day, and offer local treatment resources for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health as well as to other community services. WA Recovery Help Line: 866-789-1511 (24/7)
  • The 24-hour Crisis Line can link you you or your loved one  to the appropriate services. 24-Hour Crisis Line: 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747).
  • Teen Link is a confidential and anonymous help line for teens. Each evening from 6-10 PM trained teen volunteers are available to talk with you about any issue of concern. No issue is too big or too small! Teen Link: 866-833-6546
  • Additional resources and information are available at

Shelter and Housing Resources

In need of shelter tonight?
Call 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636 to check shelter availability.

In need of family housing or shelter?
King County’s Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) provides referrals to housing and shelter for families experiencing homelessness (including services offered by Compass). To reach CEA, call 2-1-1. More information is available at King County’s Coordinated Entry page.

In need of women’s housing or shelter?
The Women’s Referral Center offers shelter placement for women experiencing homelessness, including at our Jan & Peter’s Place Women’s Shelter. To request shelter placement, visit the Women’s Referral Center between 6-9 pm daily at 2030 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Call 206-441-3210 to access their 24-hour helpline.

In need of Veteran housing or services?
If you are currently a homeless Veteran or at risk of losing housing, please call the VA’s Homeless Outreach Clinic at 425-203-7200.

The King County Veterans Program connects low-income, homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families to vital resources, including emergency financial assistance, housing assistance, employment services, case management, mental health referrals, and other supportive services. Clients are subject to program requirements, length of service standards, and income guidelines. To schedule an appointment, call 206-296-7656. More information is available at the

In need of affordable housing?
King County Housing Authority has a free searchable database for those looking for affordable housing in their community. Properties can be searched by location, number of bedrooms, monthly rent, and other factors one might consider in selecting housing. To access, visit their website. If you are looking for information about senior/elder assisted living, visit

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