Home Shelters and Homeless Services Dorothy Day House
Who We Are
The Dorothy Day House is a residence for homeless women, managed by Catholic Housing Services. The Seattle residence provides 41 single units for low-income adult women, many of whom are disabled.
Each unit is furnished with a bed, dresser, easy chair, table, microwave, sink, and toilet. Community baths and kitchens are located on each floor. Rents are based on income, and can be as low as $25 a month.
On site staffing supports each resident in achieving and maintaining a level of functioning that will enable each woman to live independently.
Who is Dorothy Day?
Dorothy Day was born November 8, 1897. She is perhaps most well known for co-founding the Catholic Worker movement. The movement focuses on the needs of the poor, and the dignity of every person. As with other Catholic workers, Dorothy lived in voluntary poverty for most of her life. She was deeply concerned with issues of social justice, and was involved in advocacy related to suffrage and labor issues. She is also well known as a pacifist, and protested many of the wars of the 20th century. Although Dorothy Day House is not connected to the Catholic Worker Movement, we are proud of our namesake.