Homeless Resources in Jefferson County
Unsheltered or persons needing to stay warm in Jefferson County:
- Jefferson County Emergency Shelter (located in the basement of the American Legion) 209 Monroe St, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Pprovides emergency shelter for adults. Regular hours 4:00 PM-8:00 AM 7 days a week.
- The Winter Welcoming Center, located at the Pope Marine Building 530 Water St. Port Townsend WA 98368, is open 7 days a week untill April from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- Brinnon Community Center is open 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday through Friday
- Jefferson County Jail lobby, 81 Elkins Road in Port Hadlock, is another place to get out of the cold
- The Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., is open 10 AM to 7:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays.
- The Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave. Port Hadlock, WA 98339, is open Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM. to 7:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
If you need warmth and don’t know where to go in Port Townsend call the Port Townsend Police (360) 385-2322 and ask to speak with the Navigator, elsewhere in Jefferson County call the Jefferson County Sheriff (360-344-9779) and ask for the Navigator.
Please watch for signs of hypothermia; if you cannot keep your body temperature above 95 degrees, you should report to Jefferson Healthcare:
Hypothermia symptoms for adults include:
- Shivering, which may stop as hypothermia progresses (shivering is actually a good sign that a person’s heat regulation systems are still active. )
- Slow, shallow breathing
- Confusion and memory loss
- Drowsiness or exhaustion
- Slurred or mumbled speech
- Loss of coordination, fumbling hands, stumbling steps
- A slow, weak pulse
- In severe hypothermia, a person may be unconscious without obvious signs of breathing or a pulse
Hypothermia symptoms for infants include:
- Cold-to-touch, bright red skin
- Unusually low energy
Shelter and Warming Centers
Jefferson County Emergency Shelter
In partnership with COAST (Community Outreach Association Shelter Team), the American Legion Post #26 and OlyCAP: Seasonal winter night shelter for single adults (over age 18) in Jefferson County runs operates daily from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. Services include three meals daily and referral to community resources. Approximately 23 beds are available each night. US military veterans are prioritized for service.
Haines Street Cottages Shelter
Year-round emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals. Priority given to families and individuals who are engaged in Jefferson County Therapeutic Courts.
Sequim Warming Center
A community-based project that provides space for Sequim Residents without shelter a place to sit, rest and stay warm during inclement weather.