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Michael’s Place Transitional Housing Program for Veterans

Michael’s Place offers eighteen beds of transitional housing for Veterans, who are homeless, in recovery from drugs and alcohol and/or have a mental health diagnosis.

A Veteran may be a good fit for Michael’s Place if they meet the following criteria:

  • Currently homeless and looking for permanent housing;
  • Willing to engage in outpatient treatment/clinical services;
  • Willing to participate in on-site recovery and mental health support groups with fellow Veteran residents;
  • Ready to meet weekly with the Case Manager on-site to work towards permanent housing;
  • Identify as male and are willing to live in a shared-living setting.

The program is structured. There are daily chores, weekly room inspections and group therapy meetings throughout the week to support all residents in their recovery.

Michael’s Place is community living. This means Veterans stay in either a private or shared room in a large house with communal living and eating areas. There’s a weekly community meal, holiday gatherings and other events to bring residents together.

Our hope is that by the end of the Veteran’s stay they will be permanently housed, stronger in their recovery and have attained a stable source of income.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Goal of permanent housing, homeless at entry
  • Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder diagnosis and willing to participate in treatment
  • Registered with the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
  • Served on Active Duty at least one day (outside of training)
  • Income at or below 30% of the area median income

To get information about entering Michael’s Place please contact 206.726.5688 or email michaelsplace@ccsww.org.

We recommend registering at the Veterans Hospital (1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98122, 206.762.1010) right away if you haven’t already. We also recommend you visit the VA’s Community Housing and Outreach Services in Renton to get screened for and learn about various short and long term housing programs and opportunities for Veterans who are homeless. Walk in hours: T-F 8:30-11:30 at 419 S. 2nd St., Renton. 425-203-7200.