- Encampments at Bellingham City Hall and Frank Geri Field, and follow up actions.
- Winter 2021 Homelessness FAQs
- Temporary emergency warming site established at Depot Market Square (February 9-16, 2021, only)
For those experiencing homelessness this winter
To address homelessness this winter, the City’s emergency intervention and prevention strategies include the following:
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
- 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/
- Information about the relocation of LMM drop-in center services during COVID-19, visit the Drop-In Center Move page.
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!