Shelter Services

Service Area

Washington State | The Greater Seattle Area | Whatcom County | Skagit County | Snohomish County | King County

Service Type
Community Safety
Services Include

Access Control | Curfew Enforcement | Drug-Use Prevention & Harm Reduction | Resident Removal

Nurturing Safety in Every Community

At RSU, we understand the critical importance of safety and security in supporting vulnerable populations. Our shelter and outreach services are designed with the heart and precision to support homeless shelters, temporary housing, commissioned encampments, and areas affected by heavy displacement and drug use. We are committed to delivering compassionate, professional, and detailed solutions that meet the unique needs of each community.

Empathetic Engagement: Our approach is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding. We work alongside individuals facing housing displacement, poverty, addiction, and cognitive impairments. Our team is trained to listen and respond with inclusive strategies that uplift and support, ensuring every person feels valued and understood.

Adaptable Security Solutions: Recognizing the unique challenges faced by shelters and outreach programs, we offer complete security solutions that are both robust and flexible. Our knowledge spans the full spectrum of public and private security, allowing us to tailor our services to the specific dynamics of your community or organization.

Responsive to Unique Environments: Whether it's a temporary housing facility or a commissioned encampment, RSU is adept at adapting our strategies to suit your environment. We understand the importance of listening to the concerns of staff and patrons alike, developing solutions that resonate with the needs of those you serve.

Extending Our Reach: Bellingham & Beyond: Our commitment doesn't stop at local neighborhoods. RSU's services extend statewide, reaching out to various communities, healthcare facilities, and local businesses affected by housing crises and substance abuse challenges. We believe in a collaborative approach, constantly seeking partnerships and dialogues to enhance our impact.

How RSU Can Assist Your Organization

  1. Access Control and Perimeter Security: We provide vigilant monitoring and control of access points to ensure a safe, authorized environment. Our team is adept at conducting patrols, managing security infrastructure, and maintaining a secure boundary for your facility.
  2. Resident Safety and Conflict Resolution: We prioritize creating a secure environment for residents, mediating conflicts, and ensuring that peace and order are maintained within the premises.
  3. Policy Enforcement and Compliance: RSU ensures strict adherence to shelter policies, conducting regular checks and reporting any discrepancies or violations to maintain a safe and compliant environment.
  4. Consistent Reporting and Metrics: Our approach includes detailed reporting and analysis, allowing us to track, assess, and enhance our security measures based on real-world data and feedback.

Our Professional and Compassionate Team

Specialized Training: RSU invests in continuous, up-to-date training for our staff, ensuring they are equipped with the latest security techniques and understanding of the unique challenges faced in shelter and outreach settings.

Trauma-Informed Care: Recognizing the prevalence of trauma, our team is trained in trauma-informed care, ensuring interactions are compassionate and supportive, fostering a sense of safety and trust.

First Aid and Crisis Response: Preparedness is key. Our staff are trained in basic and advanced life-saving skills, ready to respond effectively in any medical emergency.

Conflict Resolution and De-escalation: We emphasize the importance of peaceful conflict resolution and de-escalation, equipping our team with the skills necessary to maintain calm and order in challenging situations.

Harm Reduction: Understanding and addressing substance use with compassion and effectiveness is part of our harm reduction strategy, ensuring our team can provide safe, supportive care.

At RSU, we are more than a security service; we are partners in creating safer, more supportive environments for those facing the greatest challenges. Our commitment to professionalism, empathy, and detailed, adaptive solutions makes us a trusted ally in your mission to serve and protect. Join us in making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.


"Good Evening! I am writing to express my deep gratitude for the presence of your staff at the civic field shelter. I am the PM supervisor on a lot of the nights of the week. I would like to call out your recent new hire, T, specifically.

There was an altercation which became physical between two guests on Sunday night, T sprang into action and was quickly in between the two parties. He successfully defused the situation before anyone was seriously hurt and aided me in further de-escalation and removal of the parties involved from the premises. T has in my opinion gone above and beyond his call in this instance and I felt the need to express my deep gratitude for his presence and assistance on Sunday.

Thank you all very much again, your help has been crucial in running a safe shelter for our vulnerable neighbors.

-Connor McAdams”
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