The Seattle Public Library offers drop-in help at four Library locations for people who are experiencing homelessness or living on low incomes.

SERVICES & SCHEDULES

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources.

Enhanced Outreach to Veterans of Color: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 8 & 22 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. A veteran outreach specialist will connect veterans to agencies, the VA system and other veteran supportive services. Services provided include:

  • VA pension & disability compensation
  • military sexual trauma counseling
  • crisis & PTSO advocacy
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • VA home loan resources
  • LGBTQ benefits
  • mental health resources
  • survivors & dependents benefits
  • housing assistance
  • employment/job readiness
  • access to medical care

REACH Caseworker Drop-In Hours - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday, Jan. 8 through March 25 at the International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S., 206-386-1300. Are you looking for shelter, food or other resources? Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care and other community resources.

Partnership Information

These events are presented in partnership with Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), El Centro de la Raza's Veterans program and Evergreen Treatment Services' REACH program.        

The Library's dynamic approach to building community that enriches lives includes programming that brings people, information and ideas together to respect and embrace the well-being of the people we serve. We celebrate Seattle’s many cultures by forming strong partnerships with community organizations.

For more information, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.