Emergency/Transitional Housing

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, YWCA 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 90 days in emergency shelter, and 24 months in the transitional housing program.

Steps to apply for housing:
The YWCA takes all housing intakes from the Opportunity Council. Go to the Opportunity Council in person or call 360-734-5121 for more information.

Opportunity Council:
Monday-Friday 12-4 p.m. 1111 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225