When area winter weather results in extreme low temperatures, it has a significant impact on those experiencing homelessness. So Whatcom County Health Department officials have put out a call to organizations who will consider providing short-term, overnight shelter services during instances of severe weather this coming winter.
Health Department officials say they are reaching out to partners who may be willing to consider providing short-term overnight shelter services during severe weather this coming winter. These services include shelter space, personnel or both if the capability exists.
Support for organizations interested in operating a severe weather shelter includes:
- Connecting with trained individuals who can act as volunteer leads when the shelters are open
- Financial assistance to purchase bottled water and packaged snacks
- Custodial support
To sign up as a partner organization or ask questions, contact Ann Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-778-6055.