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HomesNOW! Not Later is an all-volunteer, privately funded group of people working to provide shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Our mission is to address basic human needs of homeless individuals and help them in the process of getting back on their feet. Click here to check out our Events.

A Call to Action

Jim Peterson, formerly homeless for
17 years, had a dream since 1993 to
start solving homelessness, one
person at a time. Jim never gave up on that dream,
Jim Peterson and Doug Gustafson
started HomesNOW! to finally
implement that dream.

The HomesNOW! Plan is simple,
Housing First, then help homeless individuals with finding support services such as mental counselling, job training, and drug/alcohol treatment as needed.

We are raising money for Winter Haven. A temporary encampment. Here are the plans.

We are also raising money for our Unity Village project. Here are the plans for Unity Village.

IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A REALITY, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HELP.

We are a 501c3 so your donations are tax deductible.

To donate, please visit our Donation page.

Latest Videos

 

HomesNOW! – News Feed

 

Sunnyland Neighborhood Association Meeting on Safe Haven - 03-05-2019
Sunnyland Neighborhood Association meeting regarding establishing Safe Haven temporary encampment in the Sunnyland neighborhood. This video is a compilation of clips from various videos and so there's some missing footage but got as much as we could.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW Winter Haven Interview - Advocates for Direct Democracy - 02-26-2019
Doug Gustafson (Technical Director - HomesNOW) interviewed by Advocates for Direct Democracy's Nick Greco.

Link to Safe Haven Project:
homesnow.org/safe-haven/

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNow. Not Later. updated their cover photo. ...

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This is a great picture.... Thank you for posting 😉 ...

3 weeks ago
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We tried to upload this to Facebook directly but errored out multiple times.

Whatcom County Council called an emergency council meeting to discuss opening up the Garden room at 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The decision to open up the building was approved. Since it was an emergency meeting, there was not a video record, but only audio. Enjoy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRPAkUzMPZY

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Whatcom County Council called an emergency council meeting to discuss opening up the Garden room at 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225. The decision t...

HomesNow goes to Whatcom County - Emergency Shelter
HomesNOW speaks at Whatcom County Council. The council discusses funds used toward hotel vouchers and what actions are required to get people off the streets.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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What a joke! Jack Lauwse need to be FIRED.. to many "special interests" hes connected yo

1 month ago
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A hard won victory for our house less community. 👊

1 month ago   ·  2
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Was this tonight (tuesday)? How can I stay up to date on City Council Meetings so that I can show up and support ya'll?

1 month ago   ·  1

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Incredible, compassionate, professional, passionate HomesNOW speakers...as always.

1 month ago   ·  1
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Listening to this discourse I do hope it's recognized and focused on, that many homeless people have social interactive challenges around respecting other people's property, so public prejudice is against them when considering whether to rent available spaces to them. If the local social agencies would offer classes/workshops REQUIRING anyone wanting to be considered for tenancy, to acquaint themselves with expectations for ALL/ANY renters as to comply with local acceptable behaviors~I SPEAK FROM SAD EXPERIENCE, WHICH IS WHY I HESITATE TO CONSIDER SOME PEOPLE AS PROSPECTIVE TENANTS ON/IN MY PROPERTY!

1 month ago

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We are in a desperate situation. We need to raise about $3,000 to pay for 6 more days of motel rooms. We don't have enough funds to keep Winter Haven residents in motels after Thursday, but it is not safe for them to return to Winter Haven.

The freezing weather is going to continue for at least another week. During freezing weather, the porta potties can't get serviced and they are almost full. We have no running water at the moment.

Please donate what you can via PayPal. homesnow.org/donate/
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We are in a desperate situation. We need to raise about $3,000 to pay for 6 more days of motel rooms. We dont have enough funds to keep Winter Haven residents in motels after Thursday, but it is not safe for them to return to Winter Haven.

The freezing weather is going to continue for at least another week. During freezing weather, the porta potties cant get serviced and they are almost full. We have no running water at the moment. 

Please donate what you can via PayPal. https://homesnow.org/donate/

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I’ve got two empty heated rooms on my property. I can help maybe 6-10 people

1 month ago   ·  33

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Open the old Albertson's, turn on the heat....

1 month ago   ·  38

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So winterhaven failed?

1 month ago

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Dear mayor tell the truth There are so many empty commercial buildings the city of Bellingham owns I do not understand why they just don't convert 1 into emergency center. there's one on Redwood Avenue that sitting empty for years just sitting there with lawn mowers in it right now Turn the power on fix it up a little bit and call it good..

1 month ago   ·  39

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How about a one way bus ticket out of town?

1 month ago   ·  14

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Some of you guys are seriously hateful people. Thank you to HomesNow for trying to better the homeless problem.

1 month ago   ·  19

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The old south campus st. Joe’s/ former st. Luke’s hospital. It is sitting there empty. How about making it a homeless shelter. Men on one floor, women on another, families in another, mama’s and their children. It’s a real shame to see it just sitting empty when their are so many in dire straits.

1 month ago   ·  16

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There are so many churches sitting empty, Jesus would want them to,open their doors to the needy......

1 month ago   ·  14

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Kmart, Albertsons, Sunset Movies, so many empty places

1 month ago   ·  9

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Can the hotel donate rooms?

1 month ago   ·  15

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We shared your post on Whatcom Breaking News.

1 month ago   ·  12
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Looks like they already have tents??

1 month ago

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Done

1 month ago   ·  5
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All these social programs.....really??? 8 think people are one paycheck from being out on the street.

1 month ago   ·  4
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Done!

1 month ago   ·  5
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Done

1 month ago   ·  5
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Where do I bring cash?

1 month ago   ·  4

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It sounds like from your earlier post the Mayor is planning another shelter immediately. This will be a huge relief for the WinterHaven folks, right? Won’t it take the pressure off of fundraising for hotels for you?

1 month ago   ·  4

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Isn’t it true if they are sober they could go to the mission?

1 month ago   ·  2

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Stop voting for those who wish to control the economy and micromanage everyone will bring back prosperity, less hardship, and more affordable homes. Cause and effect is real.

1 month ago   ·  2
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God bless you Abby Norton

1 month ago
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Where do I bring cash tomorrow?

1 month ago   ·  1

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HomesNOW Speaks at Bellingham City Council Meeting - We Need Your Help!
For the last week, temperatures have been low. HomesNOW has been taking people who are out in the cold, by van to an emergency shelter we set up with a local church.

The city of Bellingham and the Lighthouse Mission Ministries put out statements to the public that there were available beds at the mission and the drop in center. But when we went to the drop in center, they were full to capacity and there were no beds. Here is the video of that:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhNHZRiBU1k

Multiple members of the community spoke up for the city to do more to help the homeless situation in Bellingham.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Levi Stidham Beth Hoppe-Stidham

1 month ago
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Amy Glasser, you are so passionate. It's very true, not everyone is religious, and the mission and agape are religious based, as are a number of women and children shelters. It didn't make me uncomfortable, because my religion follows theirs, but I can imagine how trapped a person, such as Sarah Elisabeth Bede, would feel at a shelter like that. "PRETEND to be okay, or be homeless. Put up with it or be homeless. Try to avoid talking about it, or be homeless"... Let me tell you, it honestly sounds like being in an abusive relationship.

1 month ago   ·  7

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Imagine if the few folks from the mission who spoke tonight would have said they are sorry to those of us they can't help or turned away, and then asked the council to help us. Instead we got arrogance, tone policing, and accusations of brain washing! And once again, nothing, from the city.

1 month ago   ·  8
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Next time you end up with a van full of people to shelter, take them to Amy Glassers house. Since she's the only person doing anything to help. I'm sure she'd love to have a houseful of tweekers rethinking their life choices to hang out with!

1 month ago

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I agree with guy with dreads. The community pays high taxes, and for what? They specifically made a new tax to help the homeless, and people DIED this month! It's not the communities responsibility. I appreciate the business owner who said he'd donate financially, and volunteer. But it is NOT the communitys responsibility to make sure services are in place for those who can't afford or keep a home. The city needs to make adjustments, and they needed to be made in the spring.

1 month ago   ·  2
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I'm overwhelmed!! 😥 Getting the wallet out 4 HomesNow. Not Later. Because I've heard too much Bull💩. And you know What, 💲 talks...bull💩walks.

1 month ago   ·  1
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I agree with Lynnette this needs to prepared in advanced better by city, county.

1 month ago   ·  2
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Thanks Jim.

1 month ago   ·  1
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Good job Sue Mingy!! Rachel!! The young trans woman!! Everyone. Does this make Homes Now Tiny Houses all the more wise?

1 month ago
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You should invite the bums from Seattle up here so you can claim a bigger crises and extort more money from the city.

1 month ago

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Thank you very much for posting last night’s City Council’s public testimony. Thanks to all for standing up and speaking up.

1 month ago   ·  1
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I want to download this but cant figure out the link.

1 month ago

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Oh Sarah Elisabeth Bede I cried with you 😪

1 month ago
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Do we know how much money has been raised by the homes now group? And how much money has been paid out for hotel rooms? I’m wondering if that money might’ve been spent better renting out a larger space rather than hotel rooms. I’m worried about donor fatigue. It seems if they rent out a larger space for the money they’ve received could’ve had a roof instead of a camp, and they wouldn’t of needed the city to do anything. It sounds like there is a problem finding enough volunteers and case management. Not to mention the problems with the typical rumor mill that happens.

1 month ago

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I keep telling all of you to arm your selves with the facts about the grand solar minimum and planet x system..instead of talking about weather as if it's just some strange anomaly caused by human activity and just suddenly happened mysteriously..if u want to get ahead of this purposeful genocide then USE FACTS..THEY KNOW WHATS HAPPENNING WITH POLE SHIFT CONFRONT THEM WITH THE REAL DATA AND SEE HOW FAST SHIT FLIPS..or continue on with your libtarded reactionary bullshit pleading with the powers that be that simply dont give 2 fucks about your demonstrations..I NOTICE STILL YOU ALL HAVE ENOUGH TIME AND RESOURCES..TO BITCH WHINE..PAY YOUR PHONE AND NET BILLS..GROW UR OWN DOPE AND FILL YOUR LIVES AND HOMES WITH STUFF AND THINGS WHILE SAYING YOU CARE FOR THE HOMELESS..BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT U ALL RUN HOME AND NONE OF YOU TAKES ANYONE HOME WITH YOU NOR DO YOU EVER ARM YOURSELVES WITH FACTS..AND WHEN REAL ACTIVISTS CONFRONT YOU WITH YOUR BLINDSPOTS YOU BLOCK IGNORE AND DISCREDIT THEM AS CRAZY ALL THE WHILE KISSING POLITICAL ASS AND PREACHING PEACE..GENOCIDE THROUGH OMISSION AND PRETTY PEACE WORDS IS STILL VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POOR..sick!!

1 month ago

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Nighttime temperatures are expected to stay in the low 20s and teens for the next several days. Our Winter Haven friends and other folks on the street need your help.

We have teams out at night looking for folks in distress and distributing hot water bottles, others are scrambling to find shelter for the next couple of nights, but more needs to be done.

mailchi.mp/ba170d314792/homeless-community-highlights-newsletter-inaugural-edition-281457

TO DONATE GO TO:
homesnow.org/donate

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
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Nighttime temperatures are expected to stay in the low 20s and teens for the next several days. Our Winter Haven friends and other folks on the street need your help.

We have teams out at night looking for folks in distress and distributing hot water bottles, others are scrambling to find shelter for the next couple of nights, but more needs to be done.

https://mailchi.mp/ba170d314792/homeless-community-highlights-newsletter-inaugural-edition-281457

TO DONATE GO TO:
https://homesnow.org/donate

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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Where can I donate some blankets?

1 month ago

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Sarah Anton

1 month ago   ·  1
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Having trouble donating w PayPal. Can I drop cash to the Winterhaven tomorrow?

1 month ago   ·  1
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I will be dropping off cash today. Anyone know what else WinterHaven needs?

1 month ago   ·  1
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Can I drop off hand warmers somewhere?

1 month ago

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Voices of the Homeless - Liz
Lynnette interviews Liz, a resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Awesome!!! So glad Bellingham stepped up to help their citizens in need by providing safe shelter and resources at Winterhaven♡♡♡

1 month ago
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Lovely, Liz. You even look different since your first days. So glad you found Winterhaven.

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Hope you continue the great work to help many others in need!!! ♡♡♡

1 month ago
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Voices of the Homeless - Susan
Lynnette Allen interviews Susan, a new resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Thank you for sharing your story! You inspired me to volunteer there this weekend! ♥️

2 months ago   ·  3

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Rachel Duval - Housed - HomesNOW
Lynnette Allen interviews Rachel Duval, a recent resident of Winter Haven. This interview was done just before Rachel moved into her new place.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNOW Goes to City Council - Winter Haven
Residents of Winter Haven speak at Bellingham city council about their experiences at Winter Haven and it's impact.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Liz Vogeli

2 months ago
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This is so awesome...hope this will raise awareness and prompt others to look beyond the stigmatism of the homeless. None of us can save anyone but we can all help someone.

2 months ago
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HomesNOW - A Short Tour of Winter Haven
Lynnette Allen gives a short tour of the Winter Haven tent community. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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You rock Lynette!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Tyson - Voices of the Homeless
Annette Allen interviews Tyson, a resident of Winter Haven. Winter Haven is a temporary safe camping site for the local homeless community.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Nice job Lynnette! It was informative to me.

2 months ago
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Saturday Morning Live - KGMI - Doug Gustafson - HomesNOW
Host Kris Halterman discusses the needs and plans for the “Homes Now,” nonprofit organization with Douglas Gustafson II. What is their mission statement; their goals; their needs to bring the dream of secure shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
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HomesNOW has compiled a demographics/analytics report on Winter Haven, asking residents various questions about their situation.

The following charts are from the questions answered by the residents. They will be updated as new residents join and old ones leave/find housing.

LINK TO FULL WINTER HAVEN ANALYTICS CHARTS:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Winter-Haven-Analytics-Charts.pdf
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HomesNOW has compiled a demographics/analytics report on Winter Haven, asking residents various questions about their situation.

The following charts are from the questions answered by the residents. They will be updated as new residents join and old ones leave/find housing.

LINK TO FULL WINTER HAVEN ANALYTICS CHARTS:
https://homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Winter-Haven-Analytics-Charts.pdf

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How many residents involved in these stats?

2 months ago

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Residents response: Being Part of a Community, and being in a Safe Place, were the two largest reasons they gave for choosing to live at Winter Haven. That was followed with having access to bathroom, kitchen, shower.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Thanks for this.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Great tracking!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Opportunity Council has a housing labs on Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00 noon at 1111 Cornwall Ave.

The contact information is housinglab@oppco.org, (360)255-2091 ext. 136 and fax number is (360)255-2086.
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Which unfortunately doesn’t benefit everyone who needs a place...however, understanding this, give it a shot...

2 months ago

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HomesNow. Not Later. was live — attending an event.

Jim Peterson from HomesNow
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Amy - Voices of the Homeless
Winter Haven resident Amy is interviewed by Lynnette Allen for HomesNOW.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Emmanuel - Voices of the Homeless
A resident of Winter Haven, Emmanuel is interviewed by Lynnette Allen.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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That is fantastic !! Thank you Lynnette Allen !! We’ll have to figure out a YouTube channel maybe ??

2 months ago

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Randy - Voices of the Homeless
A resident of Winter Haven, Randy is interviewed by Lynnette Allen.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNow. Not Later.Yeah Randy, what the fuck are you doing there? LOL Hi there. Just teasing from afar. I can't help myself.

2 months ago
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We are all just about one paycheck away from homelessness. Most Americans can relate to this. Thank you for sharing your story!

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Mike - Voices of the Homeless
Mike, a resident of Winter Haven, is interviewed by Lynnette Allen.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Thanks for sharing this.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Wisc <3 I'm glad to see you safe. First step out of homelessness in my opinion is having a roof over your head of some sort. Basic security. I wish you all of the best!

2 months ago
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Also - please continue to do videos like this. It helps put a face to our homeless population and hopefully will decrease the stigma and help naysayers understand that the residents are HUMAN and deserve all of the opportunity as the next person.

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Rachel - Voices of the Homeless
Lynnette Allen

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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HomesNow. Not Later.And Lynnette of course.

2 months ago
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HomesNow. Not Later.Thanks Rachel.

2 months ago
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Josh - Voices of the Homeless
Lynnette Allen interviews Josh, a resident of Winter Haven.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Residents of Winter Haven speak at Bellingham City Council on January 7th, 2019. Link to Winter Haven Project: homesnow.org/winter-haven/ General Planning document, similar to business plan: homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf Bellingham Municipal Code: www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/ Whatcom County Code: www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/ Website: HomesNOW.Org Facebook: facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ Twitter: twitter.com/homesnowbham GoFundMe (One Time Donations): gofundme.com/homesnow PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations): www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW Patreon (Monthly Donations): www.patreon.com/homesnow/ Hashtags: #HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom

City Council Regular Meeting - Winter Haven
Residents of Winter Haven speak at Bellingham City Council on January 7th, 2019.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Bellingham Voices - 501- Winter Haven
Deb first talks with Richard Sepler, City of Bellingham Planning and Community Development Director, about homelessness in our community. Then they talk about Winter Haven, a new cold weather camp at City Hall.

Deb's second guest is Jim Peterson, president of HomesNOW! Not Later, the organization building and managing Winter Haven at City Hall. Jim talks about his experiences being homeless, and his life-long dream to house the homeless.

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HomesNow. Not Later.This was from a few days ago, nobody appealed Winter Haven.

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In this interview Mr sepler indicates that they are working on temporary shelters indoors, as well as safe parking areas ... I sure would like to hear more about that from the city NOW not later!

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I shared with several friends, with Whatcom Real News, Whatcom Gardeners, Art & Culture News Stories, Birchwood Neighborhood, and asked if the Columbia and Sunnyland Neighborhood Associations would share the video.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Debbie! Back on camera! Nice Job Deb Slater

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Winter Haven Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - HomesNOW! - 01-05-2019
Winter Haven is officially open, at the parking lot of Bellingham City Hall (210 Lottie Street). Thank you to all the volunteers, members of the community, and the city for helping to make Winter Haven a reality.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW #EndHomelessness #Bellingham #Whatcom
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Lorell Tulle

2 months ago
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💙💙💙💚💚💚

2 months ago
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Homes Now rocks. Thank you for making this possible for the homeless. You deserve the highest praise possible

2 months ago   ·  1
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This is wonderful! <3

2 months ago
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So awesome!!❤️

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A wonderful donor just gave me an 8 person tent. I think because it is a home, probably really for 4.
If you know a family or small group that needs this to stay alive this winter, please PM me.
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We could as ours leaks and is crushed

3 months ago

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HomesNOW - Volunteer Coordination Meeting - 12-15-2018
HomesNOW did a volunteer orientation meeting today. This is the meeting for those who want to volunteer but couldn't make it.

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
#HomesNOWNotLater #HomesNOW
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HomesNow. Not Later.Thanks and JC, you look amazing.

3 months ago
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Community Food Co-opFacebook live tip: The person with the phone needs to up front by the speakers. Can’t zoom in on audio.

3 months ago
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I had to leave the meeting before the volunteer sign-ups went around. I cannot seem to find where to sign up online. Anyone have an easy tip, especially on signing up to volunteer with winter haven shifts and also possibly intakes... thanks!

3 months ago

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HomesNOW - Volunteer Coordination Meeting - 12-15-2018
HomesNOW - Volunteer Coordination Meeting - 12-15-2018. Markis's copy of the event:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uWZTFi4leM

We need a high quality camera. Here are the two cameras we've been looking at as the best quality "bang for buck".

$389 camera with 12x optical zoom and 60 frames per second
a.co/d/ipxoVby

$256 camera. Around the same quality but there's no optical zoom (real zoom).
a.co/d/4w6O1H9

Link to Winter Haven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
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HomesNow. Not Later.What??? I thought the residents would be doing security along with the security camera system set up?

3 months ago   ·  1

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Student photographers etc.

3 months ago

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Homes NOW is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator! I'm only standing in until we find one!! Data Analysis, Legal Admin, Social Media Marketing. All my projects are on hold. Lol (!)

3 months ago   ·  1
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Can you take the livestream from my phone and run it with your vid???

3 months ago

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Live stream paparazzi! Lol 😉

3 months ago
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Bummer!!

3 months ago
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Please donate gently used or new warm coats and hoodies, and new socks. All items will be donated to HomesNow. Not Later. Collection boxes in all three Co-op locations through January 1. #coops4kindness

I just went by the Mission and they are using the Shower truck right now. ...

I am really sorry but I am not able to attend to the City Council meeting tonight. I am counting on you all to speak about how amazing Winterhaven will be for the residents, community and agencies that work with them. ...

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All regularly scheduled classes will be canceled on Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. ~Thanksgiving Fundraiser~ We will have a benefit class for HomesNow. Not Later. on Thursday, Nov. 22 with Ingela. 9 - 10:30 AM Suggested donation of $20 cash or check written to HomesNow. Not Later. Classes will resume as normal on Friday, Nov. 23. *except for Friday 8 AM Iyengar Flow which will resume Nov. 30.*

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Got a nice logo going for Winter Haven. T-Shirts coming soon. ...

Got a nice logo going for Winter Haven. T-Shirts coming soon.

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HomesNow. Not Later.Just ordered my sweatshirt. Amy

4 months ago   ·  1
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Love your Winter Haven logo. I really like the designs for your Homes Now logo and this one. May I ask who your logo designer is who created those?

4 months ago

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I love it!!

4 months ago   ·  1
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Me likey!!

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Jim Speaks to Bellingham City Council - 11-06-2018
Jim speaks during public comment period with the Bellingham city council about our WinterHaven proposal.

Link to WinterHaven Project:
homesnow.org/winter-haven/

General Planning document, similar to business plan:
homesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HomesNOW-General-Plan.pdf

Bellingham Municipal Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/Bellingham/

Whatcom County Code:
www.codepublishing.com/WA/WhatcomCounty/

Website:
HomesNOW.Org

Facebook:
facebook.com/HomesNowNotLater

YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsy8m39etRS5lrQLQ17rpQ

Twitter:
twitter.com/homesnowbham

GoFundMe (One Time Donations):
gofundme.com/homesnow

PayPal (alternate method of One Time and Monthly Donations):
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BHU7QFJPDBDMW

Patreon (Monthly Donations):
www.patreon.com/homesnow/

Hashtags:
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As a social worker that works with the homeless from time to time I love this. Please keep up the great work. Bellingham needs all of you. 💙

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To all volunteers of the HomesNOW Summit

I have made a very difficult decision and that is to step down from all my lead responsibilities at HomesNOW for the foreseeable future. I will still be trying to keep my car filled with clothes/gear/essentials for those on the streets and will help on projects as my time allows. Instead I will be focusing on my family and some medical stuff coming up over the next few months.

Please send all questions about the Summit to Jim Peterson as he will be looking for someone to take on the coordination of the Summits starting immediately.

It has been an absolute pleasure to serve the community with you all for the past 15 months (except I missed September 2018). I would like to say we have made a huge amount of progress but we have not. I do think that with the work you all have done, we have saved some lives, helped some people get healthy and gotten some people housing. But we still have no real government support except words at this point.

I will definitely continue to go to city and county council meetings to remind them of their responsibilities to all the citizens of Whatcom County, not just those that have 4 walls and a roof.

I will also continue to shine light on the institutions that portray themselves as caring but in fact treat our houseless, mentally ill and addicted population like shit. That is you St Joseph Hospital, the local governmental agencies and businesses that are too selfish to see beyond the dollar signs.

Amy

And BTW we can thank the city for spending our tax dollars lining the side streets with huge boulders and putting up more no parking and 2 hour parking signs so people who are homeless cannot park or camp safely.
I am not going to stop shedding light on the inhumane practices our city spends money on to fuck up people who are already struggling.
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You have given and given of yourself, your time, your family life, probably your sanity at times, lol. But you're the best! Thank you!

5 months ago   ·  2
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Thank you for your advocacy, Amy!

5 months ago   ·  2

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Thanks You for being: Mental Health Ombudsman, Summit Organizer Extraordinaire, Mobile Supply Wagon, Advocate/ Liaison. What else have I missed??!! No doubt you can use some time for yourself. I look forward to working with you in the future. Onward.

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Thank you so much for your unwavering advocacy for the homeless. I hope that you and your family will be able to surmont any obstacles the future holds for you. You have inspired me to do what little I can do to help others with your fierce advocacy for the homeless. Thank you, again.

5 months ago

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Thank you Amy.

5 months ago   ·  1
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I didn't know you but I've been following. As a fellow human working to help people with mental illness - thank you for your advocacy! You're one fierce force. I wish you all the best.

5 months ago   ·  2
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I still dont feel right in the inner area where they drew blood

5 months ago
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Im pretty sure the hospital used a used needle in me or something because i had serious bruising and days of shaky weakness in that arm that wasnt having problems before and now im having really bad circulation problems too but in my legs feet arms hands etc

5 months ago

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Uh-oh.

5 months ago
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