With temperatures forecasted to fall below 35 degrees overnight and through the weekend according to the National Weather Service forecast the following location will be used as an overnight shelter.
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: Pearsall Building, 2109 Sumner Avenue – Aberdeen
Hours: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Dates: Wednesday, December 25th
One of the coordinators, Jeff Simons, said that the shelter will not be open tonight, December 26th. Visit healthygh.org for updates and status of the overnight shelter.
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 the Pearsall Building during shelter operation hours or at the Coastal Community Action Program office at 101 East Market Street in Aberdeen during business hours.