File photo courtesy of Arcata House Partnership

With Northwest California in the midst of an intense winter storm, many of our local nonprofit organizations and emergency centers have opened extreme weather shelters to provide refuge for those living outdoors, or who have been displaced by the weather conditions. 

Most of these shelter locations were sent out in a press release on Tuesday from the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services. Arcata House Partnership also contacted the Outpost Wednesday to let us know that the nonprofit will also be opening its extreme weather shelter this evening (Feb. 22) and expects to remain open until Feb. 26. Arcata House is also in desperate need of volunteers to help run the emergency shelter. If you are able to help out, you can call 707-382-0385.

Here is a current list of the extreme weather shelters available in Humboldt. If you know of any other shelters not listed here, feel free to email the information and we will add it to the list. 


  • Arcata House Partnership: February 22-26. Call 707-296-4230 to check availability. Call 707-382-0385 if you would like to volunteer. 


  • Eureka Rescue Mission: Overnight sheltering, dinner and showers -Men - 110 Second Street, Eureka.  Arrive between 5:30-6 p.               -Women- 102 Second Street, Eureka.  Arrive at 6:30 p.m.
  • Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center: Overnight sheltering, dinner and showers. Call before 4 p.m., 707-407-3833 or visit the Day Center at 133 Seventh Street, Eureka.

Southern Humboldt

  • SoHum Housing Opportunities (SHO) Warming Recharge/Warming Center                                                                 -Tuesday, February 21: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Redway First Baptist Church (1055 Redway Drive, Redway)                                                             - February 22-24 (Wed. - Fri.): 1 - 4 p.m. at Mateel Community Center (59 Rusk Lane, Redway)
  • Redwood Rural Health Centers (RRHC) Extreme Winter Weather Shelter: Call to check capacity: 707-923-2783, ext. 1361

Northern Humboldt

  • Lower Trinity River Prescribed Burn Association Warming Center: February 22-23 (Wed.-Thur.) 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 111 Mayfair Street, Willow Creek
  • The Heights Casino Warming Center: February 22-24 (Wed.-Fri.) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heights Bingo Hall 27, Scenic Drive, Trinidad