Until Nov 2020
the Shelter is:


South Snohomish County

Emergency Cold
Weather Shelter




The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is a volunteer run organization that provides a warm place to sleep and a hot meal to anyone when nights are cold.

We provide homeless individuals with safety, warmth, a full stomach and most of all, hospitality and compassion.

We provide volunteers with a sense of purpose and a better understanding of homelessness.

How the shelter works

  • Shelter opens on nights with weather below 34 degrees
  • Guests may arrive by car and parking is available
  • Guests may be dropped off by police, ambulance, taxi, or a friend BUT the vehicle driver must check in personally
  • Walk ins are not permitted
  • Anyone with non-prescription drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia will not be allowed in


Shelter opens at 7:00PM except for Wednesdays, when we open at 9:00PM

Pick up #1: 6:45pm, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 56th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace (8:30pm on WED)

Pick up #2: 7:00pm, Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood (8:45pm on WED)

Pick up #3: 7:10pm, Westbound bus stop on 196th at James Village, Lynnwood (8:50pm on WED)

Pick up #4: 7:35pm, Value Village SIGN on west side of Hwy 99 at 172nd, Lynnwood (9:10pm on WED)

Shelter Location