Severe Weather Shelters – OPEN F 3/1 – Sun 3/3

OPEN F 3/1 – Sun 3/3 – Silverdale Community Church 6pm-9pm check-in
OPEN F 3/1 – Sun 3/3 – Village Green Community Center (6:30pm-9pm check-in)
OPEN F 3/1 – Sun 3/3 – Port Orchard United Methodist Church 6pm-9pm check-in
OPEN Sa 3/2 – Sun 3/3 – Gateway Fellowship 6pm-9pm check-in

The severe weather shelter program will be operating Nov 1st – 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 for one or more successive days; if snow accumulation is expected to exceed one inch or more for more than 2 days; or if there are two or more successive days of one inch or more of rain; or shelters may activate when high wind warnings are issued. 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.


  • All persons entering the shelter will be asked to sign in between 6pm-9pm. 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.

Silverdale Community Church
9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

Located Kitty-corner from the south end of the Kitsap Mall.

Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th Ave NE

Located off NE Hostmark and 8th Ave NE.

Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston WA 98346

From NE State Highway 104 turn south onto Lindvog Rd NE. Turn left onto NE West Kingston Rd. Turn left onto Dulay Rd NE.

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.

Bainbridge Island Senior Center
370 Brien Dr SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

From Highway 305 turn onto Winslow Way E. Turn left onto Madison Ave S then left onto Bjune Dr SE. Turn right onto Brien Dr SE.

For information about opening status please call 2-1-1.