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
· Sign your own lease
· Short-term rental assistance
· Health/support services
Housing Office Hours
(currently on-hold due to COVID-19)
Rebecca, to ask questions
and get started on your
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.