News / Published on Nov 22, 2022

A warm shelter during the freezing weather

Consider one of these cold weather shelters located across Snohomish County when needed

A yellow traffic sign says cold wather ahead with snow covered trees in the background


The recent windstorm, which caused many communities' electricity loss, is a good example of when to consider visiting a cold weather shelter.  Many of these shelters are operated by community-based organizations, volunteers, and communities of faith across Snohomish County.

Some provide overnight shelter, and some work for a few hours during the evening. But typically, you will find the locations open when overnight temperatures are expected below 34 degrees F. In the past, November-March has been the standard season for when they operate.

Below is a list of Community Transit routes that will drop you close to some cold weather shelters in our service area. Please call ahead to confirm availability and occupancy because each of these shelters runs differently. In addition, hours, criteria for opening, and season length may vary by location.

Also, make sure you follow the Covid-19 protocols when you plan to use one of these locations.

For more information, check the Snohomish County websiteThis Herald article, published Nov. 16, features Snohomish County cold weather shelters and a list of locations.

Everett Cold Weather Shelter

Address: 1616 Pacific Avenue, Everett, WA       
Intake Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 7 – 10 p.m. & Monday, 8 - 10 p.m.
Contact Info: (425) 977-9686

Bus Route: Swift Blue, ET 36718 & 29

Everett Family Cold Weather Shelter

Address: 5126 S 2nd Avenue, Everett, WA         
Intake Hours: 4 – 8 p.m.
Contact Info:

Bus Route: ET 29

Marysville Cold Weather Shelter

Address: 7215 51 Ave. NE Marysville, WA
Intake Hours: 7–9:30 p.m.
Contact Info: (425) 686-9272

Bus Route: 222

Snohomish Cold Weather Shelter

Address: 210 Avenue B Snohomish, WA
Intake Hours: 8–10 p.m.
Contact Info: (425) 535-0000

Bus route:  109 270 & 271

Monroe Cold Weather Shelter

Address: 1012 W Main St, Monroe
Contact Info: (425) 535-0000
Intake Hours: 8–10 p.m.

Bus Route:  271

South County Cold Weather Shelter (this location is currently closed)

Contact Info: (206) 743-9843