In-kind donations

In-kind donations are ONLY accepted at the Annex One Stop at 501 9th Street in Arcata on Fridays from 1 pm—4 pm and Saturdays 10 am—1 pm. Call 707-633-6236 for more information.

Currently there is a need for the following items:

  • Twin sheets

  • All sizes of blankets and comforters

  • NEW pillows

  • Towels – all shapes and sizes

  • Socks

  • Sleeping bags

  • Cold weather adult clothes (size L or XL, jackets and boots)

  • Raincoats and ponchos

  • Hygiene supplies (moist wipes, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Office supplies

  • Gently used adult clothing and shoes

We cannot accept:

  • Used mattresses or pillows

  • Books

  • Appliances

  • Electrical items

  • Non-stick pans

Amazon Wish List

We always need household goods for our families moving into homes, and our shelters. If you'd like to donate items directly to us via Amazon, check out our Wish List.

Amazon Smile

You can also support Arcata House while doing all your Amazon shopping. Just go to Amazon Smile and choose Arcata House Partnership.

 Volunteer Opportunities

You can extend a hand to help us help our neighbors:

Admin Support: Working at the administrative office answering phones and filing.

One Stop Support: Working at our One Stop Program answering phones and assisting people with connections to services.

Family Day Support: Working at our Family Day on Saturdays to serve families who are homeless.

Shelter Support: Working at our adult or family shelter offering socialization programs.

Extreme Weather Support: Working as an overnight chaperone with our Regional Extreme Weather Shelter. Being on call when the weather is bad to assist people who are homeless to have a warm shower and meal and dry place to sleep.

We would love for you to help us serve the community. Phone Arcata House Partnership at (707) 822-4528 or email to join our volunteer team!

You may also fill out our volunteer application and mail it to: Arcata House Partnership, 1005 Eleventh Street, Arcata, CA 95521 or email it to:

Prepare an Adult Shelter Meal

Groups and individuals donate evening meals for the Adult Shelter.  Those that donate every month are shown on the chart below in the shaded blocks.  Persons or groups wishing to contribute a single meal, or be added to the schedule on an ongoing basis, are invited to do so on any of the light colored nights. Call the Administrative Office, 707-822-4528, to ask questions, reserve your date(s) or get directions to the shelter.

Please bring the following to serve 30 people:

  • A main dish

  • Vegetable or fruit or salad

  • Bread or potatoes or grain 

Extras that are always appreciated but not necessary – butter, milk, juice, cheese