2021/2022 Winter Actions

For those experiencing homelessness this winter

To address homelessness this winter, the City’s emergency intervention and prevention strategies include the following:

Emergency Shelter

The City partners with and/or provides funding to several organizations that provide emergency overnight shelter, day center accommodations and safe camping for people experiencing homelessness.

Base Camp: Men and Women’s Overnight Shelter and Day Center, 1530 Cornwall Avenue, operated by Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM) year-round

  • Up to 190 men and women can be accommodated at Base Camp each night
  • Additional space for up to 40 more individuals at an overflow shelter is available every night during the winter months (mid October-March)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily
  • Base Camp is available for men and women during the day and offers services ​from partnering organizations
  • For more information about Base Camp, visit https://www.thelighthousemission.org/what-we-do/base-camp/

Other Shelter Opportunities

 Emergency Shelter Options for Families with Children

  • Please contact the Opportunity Council’s Community Resource Center during business hours to learn more about what is available to families with children who are experiencing homelessness
  • Call 360-734-5121 ext. 0, or visit the service window at 511 Holly Street from 9:00 to 4:00 Mon-Thurs, or 9:00-12:00 Fridays, to make an appointment
  • For more information, visit https://www.oppco.org/whsc/

 Unity Village, 210 McKenzie Avenue, operated by HomesNOW!

  • Provides a temporary safe tiny home village for men and women experiencing homelessness
  • Up to 20 tiny homes are available for men and women
  • Operating temporarily at 210 McKenzie Avenue in Fairhaven
  • For more information, visit HomesNOW Unity Village!

Swift Haven, Civic Field Athletic Complex, operated by HomeNOW!

  • 25 tiny homes
  • Operating until spring 2021
  • For more information, visit HomesNOW!

Contacts

​Mayor’s Office