UGM Men’s Shelter

Emmanuel Bible Church & Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission are partnering for a third year to open a Men’s shelter for the season of Winter 2014-15.

Emmanuel Bible Church and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission have partnered together to open an emergency winter shelter in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of north Seattle for the last two years, and have provided over 3,200 nights of shelter. The shelter will sleep up to 20 men and operate 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week from November 3rd thru April 1st.

Two years ago the Mission operated an emergency winter shelter in an old fire station located in Lake City. As the property became unavailable to operate the shelter the Mission immediately looked into other possibilities to help the homeless men who call North Seattle home. During the five months of operation in Lake City, the Mission …

• Slept an average of 55 men per night
• Served almost 12,000 meals
• Helped 18 people find jobs
• 21 people moved to stable housing
• 12 people went into treatment programs

The Mission helps operate shelters throughout King County with the purpose of helping individuals climb out of homelessness and transform their lives. Shelters include:
• Men’s Shelter, downtown
• Emergency Family Shelter, Belltown
• Women & Children’s Shelter, Hope Place located in NewHolly in South Seattle
• Eastside Winter Shelter, Bellevue

We recognize that many of our neighbors will have concerns and questions.  Emmanuel and it’s partners have thoroughly explored the complications within this complex issue, and have full confidence in our new partner Seattle Union Gospel Mission.  We believe that being a resource to their ministry is exactly the type of thing we need to use our building for, and we are honored to be used in this capacity.

Questions can be emailed to Kirby White.

Learn more about the UGM through their website.