The Winter Shelter Program has historically operated between November and March to provide life-saving emergency shelter. Until Washington County increases year-round shelter capacity, winter shelter capacity is critical to keeping people safe from the winter elements.
Over the winter of 2021 and 2022, Washington County will fund 5 winter shelter sites throughout the County for youth, individuals, and families. All referrals are coordinated through Community Connect.
In the event of inclement weather conditions, additional shelter capacity is added throughout the County to ensure that everyone can come inside, and no-one is turned away during extreme weather events such as freezing temperatures and heat waves.