Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter – United Church of Ferndale

The Severe Weather Shelter will be OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday overnight (Feb 21, 22, 23, 24). The shelter is located at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 am the next morning. If you need a warm place to stay please come! Cots, warm bedding, snacks and drinks provided. Please call 360-612-5075 for up-to-date information.

El Refugio de Clima Severo estará ABIERTO lunes, martes, miércoles, y jueves durante la noche (21, 22, 23, 24 de febrero). El refugio está ubicado en la Iglesia Unida de Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Las puertas se abren a las 5 pm y se cierran a las 8 am de la mañana siguiente. Si necesita un lugar cálientito para alojarse, ¡venga! Cunas, ropa de cama caliente, aperitivos y bebidas. Por favor, lama 360-612-5075 for mas informacion.

Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter – Pilot Program

Please call or text “help” to (360) 612-5075 for current shelter status and location.
The emergency shelter will open this winter (November 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022) 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).