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 give them hope, let them know they have incredible value, and encourage 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.

Screening Process:

If you haven’t yet stayed with us or are a returning guest, please walk up to Base Camp or call ahead and schedule an appointment for screening (360-733-5120 ext. 215). The appointment for screening/admittance includes symptom screening, a temperature check, and a rapid COVID-19 antigen test. If the antigen test is negative, you will be admitted on the spot. If the test is positive, we will work with you and the health department to connect you with the Isolation and Quarantine Facility. We’d love to meet you!

At Base Camp, you’ll find:

  • A safe place for 200 people to stay, night or day
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Showers and public restrooms
  • Laundry services
  • Pets are welcome
  • Welcoming, supportive staff and volunteers
  • Community-oriented atmosphere
  • Optional Bible and prayer time

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: basecamp@thelighthousemission.org

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:

View Graph with Base Camp’s Nightly Numbers

For the night of 6/20/21:

  • 143 People stayed the night
  • 112 Men | 31 Women
  • Percent full: 71%

For the night of 6/21/21:

  • 145 People stayed the night
  • 113 Men | 32 Women
  • Percent full: 72%

For the night of 6/22/21:

  • 150 People stayed the night
  • 115 Men | 35 Women
  • Percent full: 75%



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