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Extreme Weather Shelter



The Extreme Weather Shelter (EWS) is a program which provides shelter to adults in need on nights of inclimate weather. Based on guidelines from the National Weather Service, the Arcata House Partnership (AHP) program coordinator keeps tabs on the local weather during the winter season in order to help provide shelter on the coldest, wettest, and/or windiest nights of the year.


Attendees receive a shower, clothing, and dinner before the program coordinator drives everyone to a local church to sleep for the night. Local churches in Arcata and McKinleyville house the attendees overnight with chaperones in their facilities, providing sanctuary to those most in need. In the morning, clients receive a breakfast, sack lunch, and coffee before heading on their way.