During winter months, emergency shelters for people who are living homeless will operate at various locations in Bellingham.
Men and Women's Overnight Shelter and Day Center (Drop-In Center)
1013 W. Holly Street
Operated by Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM) year-round
Civic Stadium Women's Winter Shelter
Civic Stadium Locker Room
Operated by the Opportunity Council on behalf of the City of Bellingham
Open December 2019 - February 2020
Northwest Youth Services Youth Winter Shelter
First Congregational Church of Bellingham
Operated by Northwest Youth Services, funded in part by City of Bellingham
Additional shelter spaces will be operated by the following organizations when weather conditions are severe and existing shelters are operating at or near full capacity. Shelters and limited services are coordinated by the Whatcom County Health Department.
Severe weather shelters will operate when a temperature of 28°F is forecasted as the overnight low and there is no capacity at the Lighthouse Mission or Women’s Winter Shelter. Precipitation and wind chill will also be considered when activating severe weather shelters on nights when the temperature threshold is not met. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Severe Weather Shelter Locations
Christ the King Church – Downtown
1419 North Forest Street
Fountain Community Church
Garden St. United Methodist Church
1326 Garden St.
For families with children
Additional daytime warming shelters may be opened. More information will be provided as it becomes available.