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Senior Centers are open today 8am-4pm. People of all ages who want to stay warm and spend time with others are welcome to visit.
45821 Railroad Avenue
1011 Greenleaf Ave
1401 Cleveland Ave
1701 22nd Street
Where: Concrete Volunteer Fire Department, 45396 Main Street, Concrete
When: Beginning at 5pm Friday, Feb 8
*Will be accepting families with children as well as adults for shelter.
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.
*This shelter primarily serves adults; families with children seeking shelter in Anacortes are encouraged to call The Salvation Army at (360)293-6682, or call the Anacortes Family Center at (360)293-2993
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 café from 5:30-6:30pm, and limited sack breakfasts are available at the shelter.
*Adults only shelter.
Families seeking shelter can also 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. Call 360-416-7585 to check hours.