What We Do

We search. We listen. We walk alongside. We offer hope.

We work to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

It all starts with dignity—in the form of a blanket, a hot shower, a home-cooked meal, a warm place to sleep, and friendship.

It continues with addiction recovery, one-on-one counseling, and long term solutions.


Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission started in 1932 to feed and care for those suffering from the Great Depression. From a simple, borrowed soup kettle, we now serve and care for thousands of homeless and hurting people each day throughout King County. 

Motivated by our Christian faith, the Mission provides extensive 360-degree support and recovery services for homeless men, women, and children throughout King County. 

For more than 85 years and as God allows us to continue, we are King County’s first response for homelessness. 

Play Video

Search & Rescue

Every night of the year, we go into the darkest parts of Seattle to connect people with life-saving assistance.

Learn More

Welcome & Embrace

We're here for anyone who needs a hand! We connect everyone who comes to the Mission with hot meals, safe shelter, and other critical essentials.

Learn More

Provide & Serve

We provide homeless people with access to much needed professional services that many of us take for granted, removing barriers to a new start.

Learn More

Heal & Reconcile

Our long term addiction recovery programs provide the physical, mental, and spiritual healing people need to rebuild relationships and reengage with society.

Learn More

Restore & Equip

Transformation from systems dependence to independence requires retraining of both practical and life skills. We help connect our guests to life changing opportunities.

Learn More


Email Updates