2021/2022 Winter Actions

For those experiencing homelessness this winter

Those seeking shelter may call the emergency shelter hotline which is updated nightly: 360-788-7983.

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 200 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/

Young Adult Winter Shelter, indoor pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park, operated by Northwest Youth Services

  • Up to 25 beds for young adults 18-29 years old
  • Doors open at 7:30 pm; check-in by 10:00 pm (except for in severe weather conditions)
  • In the event the forecast is below 32 degrees, or if there is snow in the forecast, NWYS will increase hours of operation to shelter guests during daytime hours. Call the shelter hotline to confirm.
  • Operating from December 13, 2021, until March 1, 2022
  • Food and showers available nightly

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, 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

We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.