Base Camp: a community hub for homeless neighbors in Bellingham

Located at 1530 Cornwall Ave, Base Camp is open 24/7.

The purpose of Base Camp is to love on neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We hope that providing food, shelter, and care for our friends will gives hope, lets people know they have incredible value, and encourages life-change.

We welcome all. If you or someone you know needs help or a chance to accomplish your goals, we would love to meet you. Here’s how to get in touch with us.

At Base Camp, you’ll find:

  • A safe place for up to 200 adults to stay, night or day
    • Nightly check-in begins at 7 PM
  • Free breakfast (7:15 AM), lunch (12 PM), and dinner (4:30 PM) every day
  • Showers and public restrooms
  • Laundry services
  • Pets are welcome
  • Welcoming, supportive staff and volunteers
  • Community-oriented atmosphere
  • Optional Bible and prayer time
  • Covid-19 Testing (when symptomatic)

Partnering Organizations

We’re so grateful for partnerships with these organizations (and more) to connect our neighbors at Base Camp with the help they need:

Questions or Concerns about Base Camp:

Contact the Downtown Liaison:

Find out what we’re doing to support Base Camp’s neighboring businesses and residents: Good Neighbors Project

Code of Conduct and Guidelines:

Base Camp Code of Conduct

Nightly Count

  • For the night of 9/22/23:
    • 197 people stayed the night
    • 148 Men | 49 Women
    • Percent full: 99%
  • For the night of 9/23/23:
    • 197 people stayed the night
    • 147 Men | 50 Women
    • Percent full: 99%
  • For the night of 9/24/23:
    • 202 people stayed the night
    • 152 Men | 50 Women
    • Percent full: 101%

View Graph with Base Camp Nightly Numbers


OUR MISSION : Healing homelessness with Christ's power and love