About this Campaign

At Lighthouse Mission, we know you want to do more to ease the rising homelessness crisis and transform lives in Whatcom county.  Your heart aches as you see neighbors living on the streets without basic provisions and resources. The problem will get worse as Base Camp—the only crisis shelter in the region— is set to close July 2024, putting 200 people back to living on the streets.


Endorsements & Partnerships

Project Specifics

  • 200 low-barrier beds
  • 100 micro-shelter beds for families in crisis, working guests on different schedules, elderly and medically fragile guests, and guests requiring mental & behavioral health care
  • Capacity for 100 additional people for severe weather emergencies
  • Extra meeting rooms for community agencies to offer services
  • Increased laundry capacity
  • Expanded kitchen and storage – to serve 1,200+ meals a day
  • Large outdoor decks, Indoor-outdoor fireplace
  • Medical clinic with three exam rooms
  • Chapel for optional pastoral services, Bible studies and worship 
  • Three storefront business that will employ our recovery program graduates

The Impact in Whatcom County


Children & Adults Helped


Beds Available


Meals Served