The Burien Severe Weather Shelter is a low-barrier shelter.
All are welcome (including pets). ID not required.

The Burien Severe Weather Shelter is now closed.

Check back for opening and closure updates.

13015 1st Ave S. Burien, WA 98168
[email protected]

How to help


Donations keep the shelter running. A list of needed items including food, warm clothing and other supplies, and a link to make financial contributions, can be found here. You can also donate through Paypal here. Checks can be mailed to the Highline United Methodist Church or delivered during operating hours. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, meal preparation and service, greeting and getting our guests settled in, and keeping watch overnight to ensure our guests have what they need. Sign up to volunteer here.
Have questions about volunteering? Learn more here.

Stay informed

Sign up to receive email updates! Find out when the shelter is opening, learn about future volunteer opportunities, and receive other announcements. You can also sign up here to receive text alerts when the shelter is opening.

Have questions?

Contact us at:
[email protected]
or call (206)-241-5520 during operating hours.

Thank you for supporting the Burien Severe Weather Shelter!