UHeights serves as a site for a Hygiene Station opened up by the City of Seattle on the corner of 50th and the Ave. The station was set up to give access to people who are unsheltered clean running water and restrooms. The station includes two toilets (one is ADA accessible) and a hand washing station. Restrooms are cleaned frequently and regularly to ensure cleanliness.
NW SHARE: FREE VEGETARIAN FOOD TRUCK
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.
SERVING: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00-8:00 PM
STREET YOUTH MINISTRIES: FREE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
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, Street Youth Ministries (SYM) case manager, partnered with UPC, the Doorway Project, and UHeights to host Free Community Breakfast. Run by SYM and Seattle Democratic Socialist of America volunteers, they serve 35 people each day with an ever-increasing demand for more.
SERVING: SUNDAY 8:30-10:00AM (or until food supply runs out)
The U District Safe Lot is a program designed for people who are experiencing homelessness and using their vehicles as their primary residence. A safe lot provides them a safe and stable place to park their vehicles so they may remain compliant with local laws, have access to restroom facilities, and be able to regularly access social services.
UHeights is proud to host the overnight U District Safe Lot, which will serve up to five vehicles (no RVs). In Spring 2020, we opened our parking lot to people living in their cars, providing them a safe place to park, along with access to hygiene services and case management.
VEHICLE RESIDENCY OUTREACH
UHeights fiscally sponsors and manages this program that addresses legal issues such as excess parking tickets and impounding of cars that impact people who use their vehicles as their home. Five outreach workers do outreach throughout the City providing resources such as: connection to other social services and housing; vehicle repair; and gas/food gift cards.
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, and 373) in front of our building. This is an inexpensive solution to provide the simple, but critical function of handwashing. Designed by Jeff Hou & team, and sponsored by Real Change.
OPEN : 24/7
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!
SERVING: Sunday 12:00-2:00 PM (or until food supply runs out)
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!
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT STREET MEDICINE
University District Street Medicine is a student-led organization dedicated to improving health equity amongst those who are facing houselessness and/or displaced people who are lacking reliable access to quality healthcare. UDSM’s mobile health van is hosted in UHeights' parking lot. The health van's goal is to assist those in need with health assessments & essential living items while establishing a connection with their local-area homeless community.
UPCOMING SERVICES DATES: Coming Fall 2021!