9009 Canyon Drive, Kent, WA 98030
open 7 days a week, 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
The KentHOPE Women and Children’s Day Center opened on December 16th, 2013. We host an average of 30 women and children each day and meet their immediate needs. We offer 3 substantial meals a day, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, computers with internet access, health care, life skills classes, advocacy and hope. We also work with partners in the community to find jobs and housing for our guests. In our first 3 and 1/2 years of operation we assisted 410 women in finding stable, transitional or recovery housing, and 190 women found jobs.
On March 16th, 2014, we launched a Women’s Rotating Overnight Shelter to house our guests after the Holy Spirit/ Catholic Community Services Women’s Winter Shelter closed for the winter season. In 2015, we were able to expand the number of overnight beds to 30, thanks to funding by the City of Seattle Human Services Department. Eleven generous Kent churches now provide monthly overnight shelter in their facilities year round, in addition to Holy Spirit/Catholic Community Services’ 15 bed Women’s Winter Shelter.
We are thankful for more than 350 volunteers who have donated time, advocacy, skills, meals, or in-kind donations to the Day Center and have been instrumental in it’s success. We depend on volunteers!