St. Francis House

To Serve Those in Need

Approximately 9,000 people in King County are homeless, living in shelters, under freeways, in doorways and in cars. They are men, women and children. Veterans, the mentally ill and the unlucky. Then there are the thousands and thousands of working poor in the Seattle area who are barely scraping by.

The struggles these people face day-to day often seem insurmountable. Since 1967, the volunteers, staff and donors of St. Francis House have served many of these poor and needy by following the example of St. Francis as expressed in his prayer. From a modest beginning at an old storefront on Yesler Way, to our current location on 12th Avenue, St. Francis House has continually expanded services. Today we serve hundreds of people each week, Monday through Friday.

No one is turned away. Everything that is donated to us is given away, free of charge, no questions asked. We are the ultimate recycling center.

Learn more about St. Francis House.