Since 1915, the YWCA has offered safe housing for women. This is the only transitional housing program available for single adult women in Whatcom County, and is supported through a combination of resident fees, grants from public and privates sources, United Way, YW memberships, and other community contributions. Women come to the YWCA for many different reasons, but the YWCA’s goal for each woman is the same. The YWCA aims to give women a safe, supportive place to stay while connecting them with the appropriate resources to get their lives back on track and become self-supporting. The YWCA Larrabee Residence Program provides housing for 36 women in our historic landmark building at Forest and Maple Streets in Bellingham. The average stay is about 60 days in emergency shelter, and 8 months in the transitional housing program. In 2011, 89 women called the YWCA home for an average of eight months per stay.
Steps to apply for housing:
Go to the Opportunity Council in person or call 360-734-5121 for information.
Monday-Friday 12-4 p.m.
1111 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225