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Drop-in Services:

Available at the One-Stop Center in the Annex, 501 Ninth St. across from the Arcata Transit Station and next to the ball park. Appointment with case manager available upon request - call 707-633-6236. 

Services Include:

  • Housing search and application assistance

  • Address services

  • CalFresh application assistance

  • Case Management

  • Clothing

  • Food

  • Homeless Court

  • Hygiene supplies (including feminine products)

  • ID help

  • Resume writing and job search assistance

  • SSI/SSDI application assistance

  • Showers by appointment


Monday — Friday: 9 am — 12 pm by appointment only

Monday — Friday: 1 pm — 4 pm walk-in service

Contact us/make appointments: 

(707) 633-6236


501 9th St
Arcata, CA 95521


Mobile Medical Clinic

The Open Door Mobile Medical Clinic offers free medical services on Thursdays on a drop-in basis at the Annex, 501 Ninth St., across from the Arcata Transit Station and next to the ball park.  

Hours: Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm

Drop-in services are free.  No insurance is required. 

Weekday Sack Lunches:

Look for the “Lunch Box” truck at the corner of 14th and Union Streets in Arcata and various other locations throughout the community.  Distribution is Monday through Thursday at 11:15 a.m.

Information about CalFresh food program available.  Information about services at the One-Stop available.

Arcata Food Pantry:

Located at Trinity Baptist Church, 2450 Alliance Rd. in Arcata, access from the parking lot in front of the church.  

Hours: Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sign up to receive a food box once a month.  Emergency food bags available in times of necessity.

Families With Children: Family Saturday Program

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Annex, 501 Ninth St. in Arcata.  If you are a family with children under 18 and living in your car, we are here to help. We can serve 5 families per Saturday.  Please call to reserve a space.  Contact staff at 707-633-6236.

We provide access to:

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Clean clothes

  • Laundry facilities

  • Hot lunch

  • Case management

Regional Extreme Weather Shelter

Open on nights determined to be exceptionally stormy and/or cold by the National Weather Service. Look for the announcement on the sandwich board sign at the corner of Ninth and F Streets in front of the Ballpark entrance and check in at the Annex, 501 Ninth Street, or call 707-633-6236.

Clients receive a shower, clean clothing and bedding, and a meal before being welcomed by chaperones at a local church where they will spend the night.  In the morning, clients are returned to the Annex for coffee, breakfast and a sack lunch.

The 2018-2019 Regional Extreme Weather Shelter program will run from November 15, 2018 through March 15, 2019.


2018-2019 SPONSORS: 

Arcata First Presbyterian 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

Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

and all of the chaperones, volunteers, and donors. 



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