The YWCA Larrabee Residence Program provides housing for 36 women in our historic landmark building at Forest and Maple Streets in Bellingham.
Steps to apply for housing: Go to the Opportunity Council Monday to Friday 12 to 4pm in person or call 360-734-5121 for information.
Emergency/Transitional Housing Since 1915, the YWCA has offered safe housing for women. Women come to the YWCA for many different reasons, but the YWCA’s goal for each woman is the same: to give her a safe, supportive place to stay while connecting her with the appropriate resources to get her life back on track and become self supporting.
The average stay is about 60 days in emergency shelter and 8 months in the transitional housing program. In 2011, 89 women called the YWCA home for an average of eight months per stay. This is the only transitional housing program available for single adult women in Whatcom County and is supported through a combination of resident fees, grants from public and privates sources, United Way, YW memberships, and other community contributions.