Our emergency housing programs provide short term housing for youth and young adults for up to 90 days. Emergency housing helps youth and young adults reprieve and recover from crisis, access critical services and begin to set future goals for safety and stability.
24 hour PAD hotline
The PAD - Emergency Housing for Minors
The PAD (Positive Adolescent Development) is an emergency housing program in Bellingham that offers housing for youth between 13 - 17 years old. No application is required. Staff are on-site and available 24 hours a day to support any youth in crisis.
In this program, youth work with a case manager to create a plan for obtaining stable housing before they exit, and set goals to work toward throughout their stay.
The PAD provides food, clothing, and a safe place to live for every youth who enters the program. Youth have support enrolling in school, obtaining employment, setting up medical appointments, and learning the skills necessary to live independently.
Skagit teens can access the Oasis Teen Shelter in Mt. Vernon. Call (360) 202-6311 for information.
Emergency Housing for Young Adults
The HUSLY Emergency Shelter (Housing Under Served Low-Income Youth) is an emergency housing program for young adults ages 18 to 24.
There are two HUSLY Emergency Shelters, one located in Bellingham and another in Mount Vernon. We offer four beds at each location where young adults can stay for up to 90 days.
In this program, youth work with a Case Manager to evaluate their longer-term housing options. Youth also have access to other NWYS support services such as employment and education support.
Note: HUSLY is accessed through our main application process and is NOT first come, first served. The Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham and Friendship House in Mt. Vernon may be able to provide shelter more quickly.