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Need help?

We provide overnight shelter to homeless individuals on cold nights. From November 15 through April 1, whenever the temperature is predicted to fall below 34 degrees Farenheit for 4 or more hours (between 8pm and 6am) we open the shelter. All our measurements come from NOAA weather for Lynnwood, WA and are measured at 9AM the morning of. You can check the forecast here.

How Do I Find Out if You Are Going to Be Open

Look on this web site, opening of the shelter for that day is posted by 10:00 AM or call Trinity Lutheran Church at 425-778-2159 ext 8 after 10am.

Where Do I Go?

A shuttle bus picks up people at Lynnwood City Hall at 19100 44th Ave W in Lynnwood at 7:00PM. A second stop is made at the bus stop by Trader Joe's in Lynnwood at 196th St and Highway 99 at 7:10PM. People with cars are welcome to follow the shuttle to the shelter.

Can I Go Straight to the Shelter?

Yes you can go straight to the shelter if you know where the location is for a particular night. The shelter location changes depending on availability so it is best to take the shuttle.

Do You Have any Food?

Yes. We serve a hot dinner and breakfast.

Do I Have to be Sober/Free of Drugs?

No. Some homeless people are trapped in alcohol and drug addiction and need warm shelter as much or more than others. We do require that anyone under the influence be able to follow instructions and get along with others, in order to enter.

Can I Smoke at the Shelter?

Yes. There are smoke breaks throughout the night.

Can I Bring Alcohol or Drugs into the Shelter?

NO alcohol, drug paraphernalia or non-prescription mood altering drugs are allowed. All guests are searched prior to entering and if found with these items, they will be denied access for the night.

Do I have to sign an agreement prior to entry?

Yes. All guests must sign an agreement that describes expected behavior while in the shelter. The agreement can be viewed here.