Diversion Center

The Snohomish County Diversion Center is a 44-bed facility (32 men and 12 women) offering short-term placement and shelter to homeless adults with a substance use disorder and other behavioral health issues, diverting them away from incarceration and toward treatment.

Who is eligible

Homeless individuals are admitted that are experiencing substance use disorders and behavioral health issues. The individuals must be amenable to treatment and identified by law enforcement or embedded social workers.


During their stay, residents are assigned a case manager who will help enroll them in an assortment of treatment options, including medication assisted treatment, inpatient/residential treatment, and other social services to address their individual needs. The process is resident-driven based on their needs and specific circumstances. 


The center is staffed twenty four hours a day by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and resident monitors. Staff on site provide medical and behavioral health screenings at intake and medical monitoring throughout a client's stay. Residents will also undergo a thorough needs assessment and assertive engagement into available services, medication assisted treatment options, and individualized support and recovery plan development.

Contact Us

  1. Diversion Center

    1918 Wall St.
    Everett, WA 98201
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