Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter opened on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, with operating hours scheduled until at least this Friday, Dec. 31 – and Volunteers are needed.

The shelter, located at Highline United Methodist Church, is also seeking donations.

“Please help us provide for our unhoused neighbors and those with inadequate heat sources,” organizers said.

Pets are allowed, and COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed again this year to keep everyone safe.

To see what hours Volunteers are needed, click here and search for available dates using “Find Spots By Date”

Email shelter.highlineumc@gmail.com if you need to arrange another time or have questions.

The Burien Severe Weather Shelter will be open nights from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m. at Highline United Methodist Church (map below).

Items needed range from bottled water and food items to deicer, disinfecting wipes, gloves, boots and more.

Cash donations are also accepted.

“Please volunteer and donate as you are able and share with your friends/family.”

For more info, please click here.

The shelter is operated by the Highline United Methodist Church, with support from the City of Burien and King County.

The Shelter at Highline United Methodist Church is located at 13015 1st Ave. South:

The Burien Community Center will operate as a daytime warming center on the following dates and hours:

    • Monday – Thursday, Dec. 27-30: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 31: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW:

Please note that shelters marked confirmed are open; other shelters are independently making their decisions on whether or when to open. Please call ahead.

Auburn: Sundown Overnight Shelter (2806 Auburn Way N., Auburn), open 9:00pm nightly, Dec. 25-27, 253-833-8925, closest bus route is the 271

Burien: Highline United Methodist Church (13015 1st Ave. S., Burien), Dec. 26-31, 7:00pm – 8:00am (may extend hours), 206-241-5520, humcemergencyshelter@gmail.com, closest bus route is the 131
Kent HOPE (9909 Canyon Dr., Kent), for women or women with children, 206-200-8610, closest bus route is the 160/168 along Canyon Rd/E Smith St.

Federal Way: Fusion, for families of all genders with children, open now & for single adults starting Dec. 26, (1505 S. 328th St., Federal Way), 253-874-1257, closest bus route is the 500 from the South and A Line or 903 from the North

Federal Way: Fusion, for single adults,

Renton Highlands Community Center (800 Edmonds Avenue NE, Renton), Dec. 26 – Jan. 2, at 8:00pm – 7:00am.

King County Emergency Management is keeping an updated list of winter weather shelters and other cold weather information here.

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