Bayside's Tiny Shelter Villages
Bringing People Home
Pat's Place is HOME!!
Bayside's 2nd "Tiny Shelter" Village was built with amazing volunteer support from Community Build and Community Boat Project during the Spring and Summer of 2021. Initial building occurred at the Evangelical Bible Church, where the homes remained for several months while they were being built. In January, the tiny shelter/homes were moved to their new site and on February 2, 2022 we received our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Port Townsend to immediately begin placing client-residents in their transitional homes!
THANK YOU to COMMUNITY BUILD, the COMMUNITY BOAT PROJECT, the EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH, the CITY OF PORT TOWNSEND and the HOUSING SOLUTIONS NETWORK - and to YOU - for your service and support!!
It takes all hands on deck to ensure that everyone has a safe, stable, secure shelter with access to supportive "wraparound care" services to help each individual and family transition to permanent homes. We are so grateful to all those involved in making Pat's Place come to life!
This tiny shelter village, located at 10th & Rosecrans in the Castle Hill neighborhood, was fully occupied within the two months after it opened - as our Case Managers continued to screen and carefully place individuals and couples at Pat's Place who will be the most successful there. In June, 2022 - we had 83 applicants on our ACTIVE WAITING LIST! So, the work continues...
After celebrating, we all went back to work because to achieve Bayside's Vision, so that ALL of our community members have access to safe, suitable, sustainable and regenerative housing and optional support services. With program participants living at Bayside Tower at the Old Alcohol Plant, and in our 2 tiny shelter villages, we've now returned our focus on raising funds to operate this transitional supportive housing - AND to planning to open our first PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING program at a new location in Port Hadlock, coming soon!!
We want to live in a community where housing is valued as a basic human right. Please join us!!
Together, we can bring more people home
and help them move to permanent housing, for good!
Want more info about this new healing village on 10th & Rosecrans in Port Townsend? Click Below!
About PETER'S PLACE
Peter's Place, our initial Community Village consists of twelve 8' x 12' wooden structures called "tiny shelters", which were constructed between October and December, 2020 to provide short-term transitional housing. Bayside Housing & Services worked in collaboration with Community Build (a volunteer effort), Jefferson County, the City of Port Townsend, and the Port of Port Townsend so that this housing resource might be utilized throughout the housing crisis. The Evangelical Bible Church graciously offered land adjacent to the church as a construction and storage site for the initial building process until an appropriate residential site was found. Peter's Place was welcomed and gratefully landed at the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock-Irondale. The 12 units were placed and are accompanied by a bathroom and shower unit, as well as a community area for
added storage and light cooking.
Plans for these structures were provided by the Low Income Housing Institute (lihi.org) and the shelters now provide insulation, an electrical outlet, a light, a heater, and a bed. Other cities that have such temporary, supportive villages have found that they are designed to be quickly erected and are relatively easy to relocate to another site.
VOLUNTEERING WITH BAYSIDE
Want more information on how you, your company, or group can volunteer for our next healing village community build - or to otherwise contribute to our existing housing and support services? Apply to volunteer below through Bayside Housing & Services and/or Community Build.
You're a part of our village and we are stronger because of YOU!