About Us

The Coalition advocates, educates, organizes, and takes action.

The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness formed in 1979, when local shelter providers, city staff, advocates, and others who witnessed homelessness came together in an attempt to serve people better and draw attention and resources to a growing crisis.

Our mission is to work collaboratively to ensure safety and survival for people while they are homeless, and to end the crisis of homelessness in our region.

The Coalition on Homelessness’ organizational members include agencies and community groups that provide emergency shelter and services, transitional housing, and permanent, supported housing to the roughly 27,000 men, women, and children who are homeless in King County during one year. Local government departments, public housing authorities, professional associations, religious congregations and social action committees, and advocacy groups are also members of the Coalition, as are people who were or are homeless.

** We do not provide direct services or housing. **

Looking for housing or assistance?

For information about direct services, consult the 2-1-1 Community Resources Online 
or call 2-1-1 or (206) 461.3200 // Toll Free 800.621.4636 // TDD 206.461.3610