When it's freezing cold,
you walk all night, just to stay alive...
- a Cold Weather Shelter guest
That's why we open the Cold Weather Shelter...
so that no one in Monroe
has to worry about freezing to death.
Volunteers keep our shelter open - you can help!
Volunteers typically work one four hour shelter shift per open night. Our Shelter Director or Shelter Manager will always be onsite together with you. For more information, please email Michael Lorio, our Cold Weather Shelter Director. Thank you!
The shelter opens
on any night from November 15th to March 15th when the temperature is forecast to fall below 32 degrees
When it's cold, call our hotline to confirm the shelter is open.
updated daily by 2pm
New Hope Fellowship
1012 West Main Street
In the main church building
Open most nights 8pm to 8am
Doors open from 8 - 10pm
Guests must arrive before 10pm
for e-mail or text alerts
when the shelter opens
To be notified when the shelter is open.
Sign up or sign in and scroll down to News Flash and select Monroe Cold Weather Shelter to activate Text or Email notification
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Take Action - what's your next step?
Last winter, the Shelter gave homeless individuals a warm, safe place to be sheltered from the freezing cold through 38 nights. They depend on all of us, and we depend entirely upon volunteers to keep the cold weather shelter open.
The Cold Weather Shelter began with a concerned group of citizens, the Monroe Cold Weather Alliance. The Alliance raised funds, recruited volunteers, and provided for the operation of the shelter with the Next Step serving as their fiscal agent for donations. In 2017, the Shelter became a Next Step program.
You can help:
Join a volunteer team to staff the shelter - we usually have three teams each night
Set up and take down cots, bedding, and supplies
Learn more about becoming a Cold Weather Shelter Volunteer INFORMATION HERE >
To volunteer please email Michael Lorio, Cold Weather Shelter Director
Our shelter volunteers receive training through the Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps. Training takes about two hours. Upon completion, volunteers are certified and are covered by Medical Reserve Corp insurance while working in the shelter.
For more information and general inquiries EMAIL US >