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December 18, 2018

Winter shelter locations and information

The Anacortes Winter Shelter is at the Anacortes Corps of The Salvation Army, 3001 R Avenue, Anacortes. The shelter is open daily from 5:30pm-7:30am through mid-February. Single adults can access the shelter by going directly to the R Avenue location. Friendly dogs are welcome. Breakfast and Dinner are provided.

The Friendship House Winter Shelter is open nightly at the Mount Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church through late March. To access the shelter on a night-by-night basis, guests must visit Friendship House’s Administrative Office at 1002 S. Third Street, Mount Vernon between 5 and 6pm to get on the list. Guests will meet vans at 6:45pm to be taken over to the church shelter. Background checks will be completed only to screen for violent crimes and sex offenses. Friendly dogs are welcome. Dinner is available at Friendship House cafĂ© from 5:30-6:30pm, and limited sack breakfasts are available at the shelter.

Families seeking shelter should visit the Housing Resource Center at Community Action (330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA) or the Anacortes Family Center at 2702 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA.