Extreme Weather Shelter


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

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. 


Program Information for
2016-2017: 

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

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. 

Extreme Weather Shelter for 2017-2018 begins December 1st. 

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