Cold Weather Shelter
Edmonds United Methodist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church and several area churches facilitate the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter. People seeking overnight shelter in the Lynnwood area are to gather at Lynnwood City Hall on 44th Avenue or at the Bus Stop by Trader Joe's at Highway 99 and 196th Street in Lynnwood at 7:00pm for transportation to the shelter site hosted by local churches. The shelter network is open to families, women, and men and can accomodate 50 people with preference given to young, elderly, and the ill.
Evening and morning meals will be provided, and guests will be transported back at 7:00 am the next morning. Pets will be accomodated to the best of our ability. For information or to volunteer, contact Coralie Shepherd.
For more information about the Cold Weather Shelter click HERE.
Edmonds City Council ActsTo Support Cold Weather Shelter
Edmonds City Council, by a unanimous 5-0 vote on December 15, directed staff and the Planning Board to review the existing Ordinance 3730, to incorporate the greatest amount of flexibility for proposed temporary shelters as is possible, and commits the City of Edmonds to join other jurisdictions in taking the most aggressive course available to ensure the safety and shelter of individuals and families during cold weather months or times of calamity or natural disaster through implementation of alternative solutions to the existing Cold Weather Shelters Minimum Safety Guidelines.