During these uncertain times, many may be facing instability in their housing situations or have fears about whether or not they can feed themselves or their families amidst the pandemic. Below you can find various shelters and food assistance programs that are working to ensure access to  basic needs for the community during this difficult time. 


Below you can find various organizations who are continuing to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as housing, food, clothing, and more. 

General information, techniques and resources for stress management

Populations Served

Young Adults aged 18-25 years old

Phone app tracking mental health, resources for stress management

Evening crisis phone line for youth

Crisis Connections

24-hour phone line for crisis intervention and mental and emotional support

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

24 hour phone line for those struggling with substance abuse or mental health crises

Crisis Text Line

Coronavirus text line where you can either send messages via text or Facebook messenger to reach a Crisis Counselor who can help support those struggling with mental health concerns during these anxious times.



We would like to highlight an organization that serves the local Seattle community in the University District. Vietnam Health Clinic has connected with ROOTS and donated medical supplies such as gloves, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizers and more to help support ROOTS serve their population during these overwhelming times regarding COVID-19.


Since 1999, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter has helped individuals aged 18-25 experiencing homelessness find shelter, safety, and a source of compassion here in the U-District of Seattle, WA. We are a provider of countless resources including: Dinner, breakfast, social support, hygienic services and facilities, hygienic products, clothing, case management, temporary daytime services during the Covid-19 crisis, and aid in connecting many guests to resources for employment opportunities, education, and health management. ROOTS is a low barrier shelter that accepts guests for who they are and the experiences that brought them to us. We understand that many of our guests face barriers including institutionalized racism, classism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, and other oppressive systems. For 45 individuals each evening, ROOTS is a place to call home.

- ROOTS Young Adult Shelter


Email: info@vnhealth.org

Phone: (253) 987 - 6165

Address: 4244 University Way NE #95982

               Seattle WA 98145

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