Social services and housing help for the homeless
We can help those facing homelessness get immediate help. Our Community Resource Specialist can help you find housing, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help. We also loan wi-fi hotspots and books to those living in encampments.
Community Resource Specialist
Our Community Resource Specialist is available for drop-in visits at the Central Library and at the Ballard and Capitol Hill Branches.
Community Resource help is available at the Central Library’s Conference Room 165 on Level 1 during these hours:
Mondays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Community Resource help is available at the Ballard Branch during these hours:
Mondays: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Community Resource help is available at the Capitol Hill Branch during these hours:
Wednesdays: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Library Services for the Insecurely Housed
Hotspots can be reserved online by any borrower, but the Library sets aside hotspots specifically for homeless communities to use and share. We periodically visit encampments and shelters to distribute hotspots.