STREET CONNECT is Lighthouse Mission’s newest program that is designed to reach out to people who are chronically homeless, to build trust and deepen relationships with our neighbors who are homeless.
In July 2018 a two stall shower trailer will be added to the Street Connect Program, giving people who are homeless access to warm showers and sanitation. The trailer will have two separate units, each with a shower, toilet, and sink. Access to warm showers and restrooms is essential to a person’s dignity.
We are grateful to Northwest Chevrolet who donated the van and covered the expenses of wrapping it with decals!
The Street Connect Coordinator will lead teams of 6-12 volunteers to areas around the greater Bellingham area five evenings and nights a week. One to two vans are taken out each night and the team will talk with people who are homeless and hand out needs items. The van will be stocked with items like socks, sandwiches, water bottles, hot chocolate, and toiletries to give to those. See our Needs List for items that you can donate.