SideWalk Is The Coordinated Entry Site For Shelter And Housing Services For Homeless, Childless Adults.  Our Mission Is To End Homelessness Through Community Engagement And Coordination Of Resources.


SideWalk Hours of Operation - Mon - Thurs. from 10am - 2pm.

SideWalk staff and volunteers are available to meet with homeless adults at the Providence Community Care Center located across from the downtown Intercity Transit station at 225 State Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501

SideWalk Hours of Operation - Mon - Thurs. from 10am - 2pm.

The main entrance to the building is through the outdoor courtyard on State Street.  After signing in to the center at the front door, check in with the SideWalk Greeter at the front desk and they will sign you in and direct you to the Community Room, just past the showers and restrooms. An Intake Advocate will welcome you there and begin the process of coordinated entry.

All SideWalk clients complete Coordinated Entry paperwork. Next, the Intake Advocates have a brief conversation to determine more specifically what a client is needing. Is it a first time visit? Are they returning clients? Is there a question that can be immediately addressed? Do they need a housing assessment with a Navigation Advocate?

Navigation assessments involve listening to clients and their needs, giving referrals to other services, and when appropriate giving clients needed lease and W9 paperwork to take to a perspective landlord.  We see the housing process as a team process: the client finds the housing opportunity, and SideWalk assists in helping to solve the funding needs.

Every individual that comes to us has a unique life with challenges to be addressed.  Our goal is to assist people in meeting their challenges.



Shelter Placement

SideWalk screens for a number of local shelters.  Want to learn more about what shelters we do and don't screen for? click here!

Shelter Hotline:  1-844 628-7343

Individuals are placed in shelters based on their vulnerability.  Come to SideWalk during normal business hours to take the Vulnerability Assessment or schedule an appointment to be assessed.