We provide overnight shelter to homeless individuals on cold nights. From generally November through March, 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.
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.
A white Ford van is used to pick up people needing shelter at Lynnwood City Hall at 19100 44th Ave W in Lynnwood at 7:00PM. A second stop is made at the westbound bus stop on 196th at James Village at 7:05PM. We also pick up at the Value Village SIGN on Hwy 99 and 172nd at 7:35PM. On Fridays when we are open, we also pick up from Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 196th, Lynnwood at 7:15PM.
Yes, guests may arrive by commercial or personal vehicle. Guests arriving by bicycle may lock their bike up outside at owner’s risk; no bikes in the shelter! Please note we do not allow guests to arrive on foot.
Yes. We serve a hot dinner and breakfast.
No; all are welcome. We expect guests who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol to be able to follow instructions and get along with others in order to enter and use the shelter overnight.
Yes. There are smoke breaks throughout the night.
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.
Yes. All guests must sign an agreement that describes expected behavior while in the shelter. The agreement can be viewed here.