KentHOPE

A Home for Every Heart

Day Center for Women and Children

9009 Canyon Drive, Kent, WA 98030

253-480-2325

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!

To provide a meal or volunteer with KentHOPE, please click HERE.

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22 Comments

  1. My family is currently homeless and I have no address to receive important mail I see that the day center offers temporary mail service. What do I need to do in order to use this service and what address do I use, (the day center address)?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      To receive mail service, you must come in and complete an intake interview to become a Day Center registered guest. This will give you access to all of the Day Center services and resources, including mail. Come to 9009 Canyon Drive, Kent WA, 7:00am to 8:30pm.

  2. I am a member of South King County Yarn Hoarders. At our meeting this morning we discussed donating hand made scarves, hats, and miscellaneous toiletry items and feminine products. Would these items be helpful? Several of us may be interested in teaching a crochet or knitting class, also. And, would you be able to use yarn for crafting projects?

    1. What a generous offer! We ALWAYS need toiletries and feminine products. And hand-made scarves and hats would be a luxury. These items may be dropped off at the Day Center, 9009 Canyon Drive in Kent, 7:00am through 8:30pm. You may also call the Day Center at (253) 480-2325 about the yarn donation and classes. Speak to Anne who coordinates arts and crafts projects with our guests.

  3. Hi Sarah,
    Right now we are well-stocked for toys for the number of children we serve (about three a day). But you may take your donations to the Union Gospel Mission Distribution Center in Kent, 8226 South 208th Street, Kent, WA 98032. Hours are Monday—Saturday, 8:30am—4:30pm. Toys, household goods and clothing that are donated there, are made available to KentHOPE guests when they are needed, as well as the women and children in UGM’s transitional housing programs in Kent and South Seattle. Your will receive a receipt for your donations. Thanks for thinking of our homeless neighbors.

  4. I need some help I need clothes was in dv with my ex an I’m pregnant just need help with houseing

    1. Yes, we can help with both clothing and housing referrals. Call the Day Center at (253) 480-2325, or drop by 9009 Canyon Drive in Kent, open 7 days a week, 7:00am to 8:30pm.

      1. Good afternoon – I would like to connect to someone about our employment services. We work with recently-arrived refugees and have some additional space in some of our employment programs. Who is the best person to connect with? Thank you! Ellie White

        1. Thank you Ellie! Please call Lisa Candler, Day Center Supervisor or another staff person on duty. 253-480-2325

  5. Is there a limit on number of people you help a day for showers and laundry and do you provide laundry soap?

    1. You must be a registered guest of the Day Center. Please call 253-480-2325 or go to the Day Center, 9009 Canyon Drive, Kent 98030, between 7:00am and 8:30pm.

  6. Please help if possible. In need of a place to rest, which has a bathroom nearby, really sick, suffer from LUPUS (Fribromyalga, arthritis, been without meds for a couple of months. Just need a safe place for a few days. trying to get my affairs in order, just need my body to heal a little to finish what I need to do. Haven’t had much rest. Feel like I’m about to implode!

    1. Please call or go to the Women and children’s Day Center, 253-480-2325 or 9009 Canyon Drive, Kent 98030.

  7. Hello, how do i regeater to become a guest i and my 1 year old daughter? We are curently living in a camper trailer, and need showers also clothing, also washer to wash the little clothing we do have

    1. Just show up at the Day Center during business hours, 7:00am – 8:30pm and they will do an intake interview with you and find out what you need and what we can help with. Once a guest, you and your daughter will have access to showers, free clothing and laundry facilities, as well as three meals a day.

  8. Im being kicked out of my parents house in about a week. I just started a new job but I have no money and no where to go. I have a son who will be 2 years old in October. Can you guys pls help me.

    1. Yes, please call or come to the Day Center, 9009 Canyon Drive and speak to a staff person.

  9. Hi. I live in Covington and have a ton of unopened haircare products, shampoo and women’s clothing I would be happy to donate. I am a longtime monthly contributor to your charity and have a friend you helped out of homelessness, so I know of all your good works. Please advise if you wish to receive any of these items. Thank you and God bless!!!

    1. Yes, we’d love to have it all. Just drop off at the Women and Children’s Day Center, 9009 Canyon Drive any day, 7:00m – 8:30pm. Thankyou!

  10. Hello my name is Jane, I’m a mother of 2. We are being kick out of the house because money issue and I can’t pay my rent on time due to their rent increase. We don’t know where can we go. Please help.

    1. Call our staff at 253-480-2325 or come by the Women and Children’s Day Center, 9009 Canyon Drive in Kent, and they will have some suggestions for you.

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