Emergency Men's Shelter (EMS)

The EMS, along with our Day Center, provides a safe, welcoming, resource-rich environment 24 hours a day every day of the year for men experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives and obtain stable income and housing. Men in the enhanced shelter have access to safe sleeping accommodations, three nutritious meals a day, showers and laundry, storage, mail, haircuts, computers, etc. This low-barrier program serves 100 men experiencing homelessness on the Eastside each day, and between 700-900 men each year. In addition to limited case management services, CFH offers on-site housing navigation, employment navigation, medical and dental care, and professional mental health and addiction supportive services.

Location515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center).  

The closest bus route is the 271 bus, which stops at 116 Ave NE and NE 2nd Pl. Walk back North, and the Center is on the left.

Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to men who spent the previous night at the shelter. The EMS is the only shelter for men on the Eastside that accepts all men based only on behavioral requirements. The men’s shelter is staffed by professional, experienced employees and is managed by CFH. 

EMS Hotel Program 

CFH’s Hotel Program is an extension of the EMS: its goal is to provide a healthier environment for the most medically fragile men who seek shelter with us. CFH rents rooms within an Eastgate area hotel, which serve up to 19 men. Men staying with us also must follow specific behavioral requirements. 

Clients in the hotel are provided meals and have access to all of our supportive services, including housing navigation and case management. 

Rotating Shelter

The Rotating Shelter (RS) is night shelter operating from 7pm – 7am for 30 men at a given time experiencing homelessness. The RS provides a vibrant healthy community within host congregation spaces where men can rest, recover and rejuvenate.  In addition to accessing case management supports, the men are able to obtain three meals a day, washers, dryers, showers, and haircuts.

  • Must have a current state picture I.D.
  • Must allow CFH to run a criminal background check. Anyone with a sex offense crime cannot be a member of the shelter.
  • Must be willing to be drug- and alcohol-free, and willing to address any addiction issues.
  • Must be willing to work one-on-one with a Housing Navigator.