With temperatures forecasted to fall below 35 degrees for the next couple of overnights, the county has activated a cold-weather shelter at 504 South F Street in Aberdeen from 7 pm to 7 am on nights that the National Weather Service forecasts temperatures to continue as low.

The purpose of the shelter is survival of those who are unhoused and for that reason shelter access is not contingent on sobriety or participation in services of any kind.  It will serve adults 18 and over, of all genders, as space and volunteer capacity allows. Shelter rules will be limited and focused on safety for guests and volunteers.

Residents in need of shelter with minor children can contact the Friendship House at 360-533-2221. Shelter is contingent on available beds and ability to meet shelter criteria.

Location: 504 S. “F”st, – Aberdeen

Hours: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Dates: 1/13/2020 – 1/16/2020

Grays Harbor County Public Health and the City of Aberdeen will update their websites with the current status of shelter operations.

Interested in volunteering? Shelter operations for future dates will be contingent on confirmed adequate volunteers. Please contact Bill Mullikin at [email protected]

Interested in donating? Bottled water, non-perishable/soft foods, socks, gloves, and other basic hygiene items may be dropped off at 504 S. “F” St.  during shelter operation hours or at the Coastal Community Action Program office at 101 East Market Street in Aberdeen during business hours.