Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Many clients we prioritize for services here at DESC have a multiple life traumas, sustained and/or complicated substance-use history in addition to their co-occurring mental disorder, medical issues and behaviors learned to keep them safe on the street.

The ability to provide a wide range of highly integrated services to people with concurrent medical, mental health and substance-use disorder is rare among homeless service providers. At DESC, our network of clinical services allow staff to work in coordination with medical staff, mental health case managers in both the emergency shelter and in supportive housing projects so that services meet clients at their current level and offer the support that can lead to significant change.

Assessment hours for substance-use disorder treatment services are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the following weekly schedule:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m, 216 James Street
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 222 Wall Street, Suite 100

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adults, age 18+
  • Living in King County
  • Must have Medicaid or be able to pay independently