Housing

Emergency and Permanent Supportive Housing

Since 1915, YWCA Bellingham has offered safe housing for women. Our emergency and permanent supportive housing programs are available for single adult women in Whatcom County, and are supported through a combination of resident program fees, grants from public and private sources,  and other community contributions. Women come to YWCA Bellingham for many different reasons, but the goal for each is the same: YWCA Bellingham aims to give women a safe, supportive place to stay while connecting them with the appropriate resources they need to ultimately become self-supporting. The YWCA Larrabee Residence Program provides housing for 36 women in our historic landmark building at Forest and Maple Streets in Bellingham. The average stay is about 90 days in emergency shelter, and 24 months in the permanent supportive housing program.

Steps to apply for housing:

YWCA Bellingham takes all housing intakes from the Whatcom Homeless Service Center within the Opportunity Council. Go to the Whatcom Homeless Service Center in person to fill out an application, or call them for more information.

Opportunity Council

Phone: (360) 734 – 5121

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm*

*these hours may be reduced due to COVID-19

Address: 1111 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Whatcom Homeless Service Center

Phone: (360) 255 – 2091

Hours: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm*

*these hours may be reduced due to COVID-19

Address: 1111 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225