Saint Martin dePorres Shelter - Seattle, WA

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Seattle, WA 98134
: (206)323-6341

Saint Martin dePorres Shelter - Seattle, WA

Shelter for older homeless men (age 50+).

Walk in daily 6:30pm. Men are bussed from Lazarus Center to shelter. ID required.

St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignified night shelter for homeless men age 50 and older. The shelter opened in October 1984 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for this special population of elderly men who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness.

We currently operate at our full capacity of 212 men a night. The shelter is open 365 nights a year from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and during the day for medical convalescent care. During the winter months, we have arrangements with eight local churches to provide space for an additional 34 men a night.

Our Services
To the best of our knowledge, St. Martin’s is the only night shelter that offers and targets such a multitude of services to the elderly homeless community year-round. We provide:
    Night Shelter
    Hot Meals
    Day Respite: 24-hour care for the ill or injured; includes transportation to and from medical appointments
    Medical Care: a nurse is provided by Health Care for the homeless,
    five days a week, without cost to St. Martin's
    Restroom and Shower Facilities
    Laundry Room
Housing Case Management: our case managers assist residents in securing permanent housing and offer help in dealing with community resources and governmental agencies.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Counseling from VA outreach worker
AA Meetings (optional)
Memorial Services: St. Martin’s hosts memorial services for men who have stayed at the Shelter

Volunteers Requests by Saint Martin dePorres Shelter: Off-site Food Preparation Meal & Beverage Service Clothing Distribution Towel & Supplies Distribution Barber Services Special Events Professional Services To volunteer or get more information on these activities, please call (206) 323-6341.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Saint Martin dePorres Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2016-12-05

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