Downtown Emergency Service Center

DESC works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people: those living with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. Through an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

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Address: 515 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2304
Phone Number: 206-464-1570
EIN: 91-1275815
DESC serves the most vulnerable homeless men and women in Seattle using an array of integrated services. We operate four survival shelters, manage over 1,200 units of permanent supportive housing, and provide clinical services to almost 10,000 homeless and formerly homeless clients each year.

Clients are prioritized for shelter beds and permanent housing based upon their level of vulnerability, so that those living with mental illness, substance use disorder, or who are elderly, medically compromised, and physically or developmentally disabled are given preference, as they are the ones who are most likely to be harmed or victimized while living on the streets
A huge thanks to our generous donors that made this matching fund possible!