24-Hour PAD Hotline for youth 13-17: (360) 393-0116


In Whatcom County, we offer four housing programs:



The PAD is an emergency housing program in Bellingham that offers housing for 13-17 year olds. 


There is no application required, but a formal intake process with our staff is necessary. Please call the 24-hour PAD hotline at (360) 393-0116 to ask questions. 


The PAD offers:

        · Shared bedrooms

        · Healthy meals

        · Help with school

        · Fun activities

HUSLY Temporary Shelter

The HUSLY (Housing Under-Served Low-income Youth) Temporary Shelter is for young adults age 18-24 who need a place to stay. We provide food, a bed, showers, and staff support. You can stay for up to 90 days. Whatcom HUSLY is open 6pm - 9am.

Note: HUSLY is a small, 4-bed shelter accessed through our main application process (NOT first come, first served). If you need a place to sleep immediately, try the Lighthouse Mission, currently located at Bellingham High School

Transitional Living Program

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a short -term, supportive housing program for homeless single, couples, or parenting young adults ages 18-21 (or ages 16-17 for emancipated minors). 

Northwest Youth Services provides you with:

        · An apartment for up to 18 months

        · Help to find a job

        · Access to health/support services

        · Your own savings account to save for long term housing
          (30% of income each month)



Permanent Supportive Housing 

The Permanent Housing Program is a long-term, independent living program for homeless single, couples, or parenting young adults age 18-24.

Northwest Youth Services helps you with:

        · Find an affordable place to live (with roommates or
          by yourself)

        · Sign your own lease

        · Short-term rental assistance

        · Health/support services

Housing Office Hours

(currently on-hold due to COVID-19)

Contact our

Housing Coordinator, 

Rebecca, to ask questions
and get started on your
housing process. 

Call-In Hours

Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday, Friday

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(360) 734-9862

ext. 135



108 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 734-9862

2021 E College Way Suite 216

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 336-1988

Click Here for directions to The Ground Floor

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