I thank the Peninsula Daily News for the Oct. 24 article about the partnership between Serenity House, local law enforcement and other resources to reach out to vulnerable people and empower them to overcome homelessness [“Partnership Takes Resources Info To PA Sreets, Homeless”].
Our community is fortunate that many people are stepping up to help, but we still hear from people who are frustrated because they don’t know what they can do.
When people are in danger of losing their housing or don’t have housing, we advise them to go to the nearest Serenity House Housing Resource Center.
We call them HRCs, and they are located at 520 E. First St., Port Angeles; 583 W. Washington, Sequim; and 287 Founders Way, Forks.
People don’t have to have income, identification or sobriety to get help, but solving problems can take time and work.
For adults who have no safe place to sleep, there is always space in the overnight section of Serenity House’s Single Adult Shelter, 2321 W. 18th St., Port Angeles.
For a free ride to the shelter, meet our Outreach Van at the downtown transit center, 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every night except holidays.
To keep the van running and the shelter and HRCs open, shop and donate at Serenity House thrift stores or send donations to P.O. Box 4047, Port Angeles, WA 98363.
If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 360-452-7224.
Kevin J. Harkins,
Harkins is operations manager at Serenity House.