Please call or text “help” to (360) 612-5075 for current shelter status and location.
The emergency shelter is open in the winter and during severe weather events to provide individuals and families in need with a safe place to sleep, warm food, and referrals to community resources whenever possible.
- Primary – United Church of Ferndale (2034 Washington St)
- Secondary – Christ Lutheran Church (5094 Vista Dr)
- Capacity: 12 individuals per night (men, women, and families)
Conditions for activation:
A temperature threshold of 28°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low and/or; A temperature threshold of 32°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low AND 1” or more of precipitation has accumulated and/or is projected overnight, and/or; A temperature threshold of 32°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low AND a high wind warning has been issued. At the discretion of the Program Coordinator, with agreement from the host agency, the shelter may be opened when none of the conditions of activation have been met, if other extenuating severe weather conditions exist (example: the overnight low is only projected to reach 40°F but moderate to major flooding is expected).