Search and Rescue

Cold. Dark. Wet. Welcome to the streets of King County at night.

These words take on new meaning when you've spent a night sleeping on the sidewalk, underneath I-5 or in the doorway of a business. Then you might add a few more adjectives. Bone-chilling. Embarrassing. Frightening.

Hundreds of men and women spend each night like this.

They focus on simple things — keeping their feet dry, finding the best doorway to sleep under or just trying to not think about their growling stomach.


Help to survive the night — the original Search and Rescue

Vans drive into the darkest places in King County whenever there are supplies to hand out.

Volunteers first ask the men and women they meet if they would like to come into the Mission and sleep. If they don't chose to come they're given a warm blanket, food, a hot drink and any other supplies that we have on hand that night.

Regular volunteers dare to reach their hands into darkness and build meaningful relationships with men and women who desperately need to be pulled into the light.


Morning watch — serve residents and businesses while helping those in greatest need

Between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00am, Seattle residents and business professionals in the Downtown corridor can call or text 206.498.7913, or email morningwatch@ugm.org to inform Morning Watch volunteers of an individual sleeping on the streets.

Morning Watch will arrive shortly thereafter with coffee in hand to offer the man or woman a ride to the Men's Shelter where they will receive a warm breakfast and safe shelter.

 

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