Opened by the City of Seattle, UHeights hosts a Hygiene Station on the corner of 50th and the Ave. The station provides access to clean running water and restrooms. The station includes two toilets (one ADA accessible) and a hand washing station. Restrooms are cleaned regularly by the city to ensure cleanliness.
Mobile Shower Station
Open: Sunday-Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [UHeights]
Wednesday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [Equinox site corner of 5th and Findlay]
Friday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [Rainier Valley Food Bank]
We also serve as a host for the City of Seattle's Mobile Shower Station located in the northeast parking lot. The four free stations include showers, sinks, and toilets and are on a 30-minute reservation system and one station is ADA accessible. Stations are monitored and cleaned 24/7.
The People's Breakfast
Serving: Sunday 9:30 - 10:30 AM (or until food supply runs out)
Food, water, and housing are interconnected human rights. Recognizing the gaps in Seattle public services to meet these human rights, Ali Alonso, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter case manager, and JJ Bartlett partnered with the Doorway Project and UHeights to host The People's Breakfast. Run by Seattle Democratic Socialist of America volunteers, they serve 35 people regularly.
NW Share: Free Vegetarian Food Truck
Serving: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM*
UHeights is proud to host NorthWest SHARE’s Free Vegetarian Food Truck that serves FREE hot vegetarian meals four times a week. They are serving the University District and Seattle community every week in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. At least 180 persons come for nutritious meals on scheduled days.
*Note: Free Vegetarian Food Truck will not be at UHeights on June 4, June 18, July 30, July 31, September 3, and September 4.
Serving: Sunday from 12:00 - 2:00 PM (or until food supply runs out)
Subvert UD is a youth and student-led club where volunteers and club members come together to provide free hot meals. They serve a variety of FREE meals like quesadillas, grilled sandwiches, chicken-based meals, and more!
Seattle Community Fridge
UHeights is proud to serve as a host site for Seattle Community Fridge. The goal of a community fridge is to fight food insecurity, along with food waste, by providing FREE food to those in need. Anyone is able to donate and food. Take what you need, Leave what you can!
Seattle Street Sink
We also serve as a site for the Seattle Street Sink, installed right by the bus stop (bus lines to UHeights include bus lines: 45, 73, 79, and 373) in front of our building. This is an inexpensive solution to provide the simple, but critical function of hand washing. Designed by Jeff Hou & team, and sponsored by Real Change.
From Spring 2020, UHeights has hosted the U District Safe Lot, a program designed for people who are experiencing homelessness and using their vehicles as their primary residence. Our lot serves up to 10 vehicles (no RVs) and provides a stable place to park, access to restrooms, and regular access to social services.
Vehicle Residency Outreach
Fiscally sponsored and managed by UHeights, the Vehicle Residency Outreach addresses legal issues that impact people who use their vehicles as their homes like excess parking tickets and car impoundment. Five workers do outreach throughout the city connecting them to other social services and housing; vehicle repair; and gas/food gift cards.
Are you or someone you know living in their RV or vehicle, please contact Bill Kirklin-Hacket by phone (425) 442-5418 or email.
U District Street Medicine
Upcoming Dates: Fridays from 6-8:30 PM on 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24
NEW TIME: 2-6 PM on 6/3
University District Street Medicine (UDSM) is a student-led organization dedicated to improving health equity amongst people who are lacking access to quality healthcare. The health van assists with health assessments and essential living items while establishing a connection with their local-area homeless community. UDSM’s mobile health van is hosted in UHeights' south parking lot.
Street Chaplaincy Ave Wagon
Hours: Sunday 12 -1:30 PM [12:35 - 12:50 PM at UHeights]
The Ave Wagon rolls up and down The Ave on Sunday afternoons, delivering snacks, socks, underwear, cigarettes and more to anyone who needs it. The wagon is a service of Christ Episcopal Church, and travels between 42nd and 50th.