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A photo of the PAD house in the winter with snow on the ground.


Welcome to The PAD House: Where Home and Growth Intersect

Our mission

24 hour PAD hotline 
Call: (360) 393-0116

If you have questions or concerns about the PAD please email:

Skagit teens can access the Oasis Teen Shelter in Mt. Vernon.Call (360) 202-6311 for information.

At The PAD House (emergency housing for ages 13-17), our core mission is simple yet profound: to provide young people with a home and empower them with skills and engagement opportunities. We believe in building not just a shelter, but a foundation for the future. Through hikes, movie outings, and creating meals together, we create an environment where youth can thrive, learn, and feel a sense of belonging.

Our dedicated staff is on-site 24/7, ready to start the screening process and answer any questions. Each youth works with a Youth Development Coach to create a personalized plan for obtaining stable housing and sets achievable goals throughout their stay.


We provide food, clothing, and a safe living space for every youth who enters our service. Beyond that, we offer support for school enrollment, employment opportunities, medical appointments, and the essential skills necessary for independent living.

How it works

Supported connections to NWYS services

Queer Youth Services | Housing | Education & Employment

In-house support

Meals Provided | Clothing | Laundry | Shower

Additional Highlights

Engagement Opportunities | Life Skills Building | Healthy Relationships | On-site Drop-in Therapy


Support This Work 

Are you interested in donating items directly to youth facing homelessness in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties? Consider making a purchase on our Amazon Wishlist - we update it frequently with the most needed items. 

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