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Noel House Programs

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"Noel House embraces all who live here. They make me feel, once again, valued as an individual."

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Noel House Programs provides safe, comfortable shelter to a diverse community of homeless women, particularly those most vulnerable. We strive to create an environment of dignity, respect and compassion. We recognize the intrinsic value of each person and honor her unique experience.


Since its inception in 1990, Noel House Programs has offered nightly shelter to single women experiencing homelessness. Over the years, Noel House Programs has grown to include a variety of services, including referrals to 15 emergency shelters, nightly meal service, and case management at the main Noel House shelter. In total, Noel House Programs assists 72 women with nightly shelter, 20 women with permanent housing and 180 women with nightly emergency shelter referrals.

Program Overview

Noel House Main Shelter and Permanent Congregate Housing

In September 2010, Noel House Programs transformed its 40 bed emergency overnight shelter into two unique residential programs: 20 units of permanent congregate housing for chronically homeless women, and 20 units of time-limited shelter (women can stay for up to one year) with 24-hour access.

These changes to our main shelter have had a profound impact on the women we serve. By offering a safe place to be around the clock, the women are better able to address health issues, focus on goals and build relationships and support systems within the community. This model of service delivery allows women to move out of survival mode and allows them to truly thrive. 

Noel House Volunteer-Run Shelters
Volunteers coordinate shelter for 22 homeless women year-round. Our partners in community are:

  • St. John's Catholic Church
  • Temple de Hirsch Sinai
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church
  • Bethany Community Church

St. Mark’s Emergency Shelter
Each night, 30 women find safety and community at St. Mark’s Emergency Shelter. While this is a staffed shelter, a ministry of dedicated volunteers from St. Mark's Cathedral creates a warm, welcoming environment at bedtime and breakfast.

Women's Referral Center

The Women’s Referral Center is a safe, welcoming place where women can request shelter referrals and transportation to nightly shelters. In partnership with multiple service providers, the Women’s Referral Center refers 180 women nightly to 15 area shelters. Evening meals and hygiene services are also available. The Women's Referral Center operates from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night of the year. It is located at 2030 Third Avenue in Seattle.

Thank you for visiting. Please join us in creating a compassionate community that advocates for and provides essential services to women experiencing homelessness.


Noel House Cards

2013 Noel House Holiday Card


Give a gift that transforms lives!

Noel House cards are a lovely gift for any occasion.

Good for any holiday for a suggested minimum donation of $10.00, each 5" X 7" card you purchase ensures that a woman experiencing homelessness has a nutritious meal and a safe place to sleep.

To purchase these beautiful cards:

Please call (206) 456-3103 or e-mail

Click here to buy!


Donations Needed

In order to continuously provide vital emergency services at all our shelter sites, the following is a list of supplies that we always need:

Shelter Supplies:
Dish soap
Toilet paper
Laundry soap
Twin-sized blankets
    (no comforters or
    down) & sheets
Gift cards for grocery
    and drug stores
Hand soap
Bath towels


Kitchen Supplies:
Paper towles
Cups and mugs

Personal Items:
Feminine hygiene
Socks (new)
Underwear (new)
Toothbrushes and

Thank you for supporting

Noel House Programs.

Please join us in providing
essential services

to women experiencing


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Get Help
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(206) 441-3210
24 hours

Women's Referral Center
(shelter placement)
Daily 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2030 3rd Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98101

For existing clients,
call (206) 770-0156
after 6:00 p.m.

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(206) 456-3103
E-mail Us!  

Mail Donation To:
Catholic Community Services
Attn: Office of Mission
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5979 

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