Severe Weather Shelters – CLOSED

CLOSED – Port Orchard United Methodist Church
CLOSED – Gateway Fellowship

The severe weather shelter program will be operating Nov 15th – Mar 31st in Kitsap County. This shelter is available for single adults, parents with children, families, and teens.

The shelters will open if it is expected to be 32 degrees or lower for four or more hours; if one inch or more of snow is expected; or if one inch of rain is expected between noon and 6 a.m. the next day. Opening a shelter is also dependent on the shelter being fully staffed by volunteers for the night. The weather is monitored for severe weather conditions by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.

Procedures/Rules/Regulations

  • All persons entering the shelter will be asked to sign in between 6pm-8pm. The shelter will close the following day at 7am. There will not be a background check performed.
  • All belongings will be checked in. You may keep things needed for the night like a teddy bear, book, or medications.
  • There will be no use of drugs or alcohol and smoking will only be allowed outside in designated areas before 9pm.
  • Follow the basic rules of conduct, no fighting or disturbing others while you are in the shelter and will be asked to leave if you do not follow shelter rules.
  • Currently no arrangements have been made for pets and they will not be allowed in the shelter. Service animals are permitted.
  • No food will be served at the shelter.

Location:
Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th Ave NE

Located off NE Hostmark and 8th Ave NE.

Location:
Port Orchard United Methodist Church
725 Kitsap St, Port Orchard, WA 98366

From Bay St turn south onto Sidney Ave toward the Courthouse. Located on the corner of Kitsap St and Sidney Ave.

For information about opening status please call 2-1-1. After hours your call will be directed to the Crisis Clinic.