2020/2021 Winter Actions

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

For Those Currently Experiencing Homelessness

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.

Men and Women’s Overnight Shelter and Day Center (Base Camp), 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, 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 https://homesnow.org/unity-village/

Contacts

​Mayor’s Office