Shelters


To apply for either program: please call 2-1-1 or (707) 633-6236


The adult shelter, former the night shelter, is a long-term shelter facility for adults without children. Staffed 24 hours and with a capacity for 20 people, clients stay at the shelter while they get back on their feet and find independent living. Clients live in dorm-style housing with communal living areas, and staff provide meals and other necessities. Meals are made by staff and donated generously by local faith groups. In addition, clients meet with a case manager regarding applying for services, identifying barriers to housing, and help learning life skills education. 


The family shelter is a long-term shelter program for adults with children, helping families transition out of homelessness. With four buildings located throughout Arcata, families live in communal housing facilities with private rooms and shared common areas. Combined, the family shelters can serve around 40 people, or 10 families. Clients meet with a case manager to identify and remedy barriers to housing, receive help applying for services, and gain life skills education such as budgeting or nutrition education. Case managers also assist clients in securing independent living.