Refuge from the cold in Clallam County

Shelters and warming centers are offered in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks in Clallam County.

Serenity House’s adult shelter at 2321 W. 18th St., in Port Angeles is open daily with cots, meals, showers and laundry services when temperatures drop to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below.

Each client is tested for COVID-19; those who are infected are placed in a separate room.

Those who need a ride to the shelter can be picked up in vans that collect people at the Gateway transit center at the corner of Front and Lincoln streets daily at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The number for the shelter is 360-452-7221.

• Olympic Community Action Programs hosts an overnight warming center when the temperature falls to 35 degrees Fahrenheit or lower at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 525 N. Fifth Ave., in Sequim.

It is open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. with soup, warm beverages and blankets. The center is not a full shelter since it does not meet fire code for beds, said Robin Pangborn, shelter manager.

Services are dependent upon sufficient staffing of the center which has been open since Nov. 1.

For information, call 360-301-9350.

• Clallam Transit Center’s waiting area is open 24 hours daily at550 S. Forks Ave., in Forks.

The area, which is operated by the City of Forks, provides only shelter.

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