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.

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
  • 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: 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 and Overflow Shelter Nightly Numbers

As of October 16, 2021, the Overflow Shelter is open for up to 40 guests. Base Camp and the 1013 Building Overflow Shelter capacities are combined for a total of 240 beds. The “percent full” calculations from October 16 and on reflect this change in capacity.

For the night of 12/4/21:

  • 222 people stayed the night
  • 183 Men | 39 Women
  • Percent full: 93%

For the night of 12/5/21:

  • 229 people stayed the night
  • 188 Men | 41 Women
  • Percent full: 95%

For the night of 12/6/21:

  • 234 people stayed the night
  • 192 Men | 42 Women
  • Percent full: 98%



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