Extreme Weather Shelter


The Extreme Weather Shelter (EWS) is a program which provides shelter to adults in need on nights of inclement weather. Based on guidelines from the National Weather Service, our program coordinator keeps tabs on the local weather during the winter season in order to help provide shelter on the coldest, wettest, and/or windiest nights of the year. 

Attendees receive a shower, clothing, and dinner before our program coordinator drives everyone out to a local church to sleep for the night. Local churches in Arcata and McKinleyville let our clients  stay overnight with chaperones in their facilities, providing sanctuary to those most in need. In the morning, clients receive a breakfast, sack lunch, and coffee before heading on their way. 

If you are interested in becoming a partnered church, a sponsor, or donating for the 2017-2018 season, please contact us at (707) 822-4528 or arcatahouse3@gmail.com


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Program Information for
2016-2017: 

18 nights of shelter provided
461 bed nights
425 meals served
251 showers


2016-2017 Sponsors: 

Arcata First Presbyterian Church, Arcata Lutheran Church, Arcata United Methodist Church, Blue Lake Rancheria, Church of the Joyful Healer, Emerald City Laundromat, Grace Good Shepard Church, Humboldt Friends Meeting, Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the Mad River Union, Mckinleyville Family Resource Center, Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, Saint Mary's Catholic Church, and all of the chaperones, volunteers, and donors.