Severe Weather Shelter
for Kitsap County

Shelter for the homeless on severe weather nights.

Due to COVID-19 only two of Kitsap County’s four shelter sites— Port Orchard United Methodist Church and Poulsbo’s Gateway Fellowship church — are planning to operate this year. Kingston Cares’ Volunteers will be at the Poulsbo Gateway Fellowship Church shelter when the shelter is activated.

FREE RIDES from Kingston and Silverdale to the Severe Weather Shelter are available!

Dial (360) 373-3000 before 7pm on an activation day to arrange for a ride.

Kingston’s plan for the winter of 2020-2021 is still being developed.  Updates will be posted as soon as available! 



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The Kingston Shelter System

During normal operations, Kingston Cares partners with the Village Green Community Center and Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, and Housing and Homelessness organizations to provide shelter for the homeless in our community during periods of inclement weather.

  • Village Green provides the building and space for the emergency shelter.
  • Kitsap County trains shelter volunteers and determines when the shelter will be open.
  • Kingston Cares schedules the volunteers and sets up the shelter when activated by Kitsap County. 

How can you help?

Join our group of volunteers!

Help us staff the shelter during inclement weather.

To volunteer for the Severe Weather Shelter, you must fill out the Emergency Worker Registration Form with Kitsap County.

Severe Weather Shelter volunteers

Donate to Kingston Cares

We rely on you!
To effectively run the shelter and address needs of the clients, additional monetary support is required.  Please Donate!

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