Help Us Keep Our Community Sheltered!
In March of 2020, Serenity House transitioned our night-by-night shelter to 24x7 services in response to requests for assistance from the City of Port Angeles and Clallam County officials. To ensure the safety of clients and staff alike, we increased the number of staff at shelter from 8 to 18. We increased meal service from once daily to three times per day to ensure everyone has adequate access to fresh, nutritious meals. We also embarked on an expansion project to increase the capacity of our shelter from 108 to 160 to prevent people who were staying at the temporary Social Distancing Center from exiting to homelessness.
Since our transition to 24x7 service, we have seen drastic improvements to our community and the quality of life of the people we serve. We have achieved a 50% reduction in police calls to the neighborhood. Our clients have consistently scheduled access to food, medical treatment, behavioral health services, and wraparound case management for housing and employment. Clients no longer spend their days searching for food and waiting downtown for the shelter to reopen each night, which has greatly increased their stability.
Generous grants from the State and County cover 48% of our operating costs at shelter, and our Thrift Store covers an additional 23%. In order to continue providing 24x7 services, we are looking for an additional $25,000 per month to cover our shortfall.
On average, it costs us $51 per client per night to operate the shelter. Donate today to help us keep our neighbors sheltered!
If you would like to donate via check, donations can be mailed to:
Serenity House of Clallam County
PO Box 4047
Port Angeles, WA 98363