• No Where To Go But Jail?

    No Where To Go But Jail?

    We’re fortunate in Hood River. Our law enforcement has been so supportive of our shelter and often go out of their way to help those living outside. Our community, too, is amazing with numerous volunteers spending hours keeping our shelter and food bank stocked and open for those in need. But around the country there’s […]

  • I’m Not a Bum

    I’m Not a Bum

    The new face of homelessness will break your stereotypes.

  • Change the Paradigm

    Change the Paradigm

    Listening to the stories and exploring new possibilities is the only way to begin to effectively address the problems of homelessness and addiction. Understanding the real issues behind the problem rather than assuming we know, from the outside, what’s best is the way forward. This approach not only deals directly with the underlying problems, it […]

  • Volunteer Training

    Volunteer Training

    Join our amazing team! We’re conducting another volunteer training/orientation session next Tuesday, Nov. 25th, 7-9pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (11th and Eugene St.). You can just come and check us out, ask questions, then decide if volunteering at the shelter is right for you. There are also other ways to get involved including: Fundraising […]

  • That Awkward Feeling

    That Awkward Feeling

    – Andy Wade — they make me uncomfortable I pass by, pretending not to notice for every one I see, at least ten more remain hidden, too ashamed or afraid to come out of the shadows awkwardness pursues me knowing there must be something I can do. But then… drug addict alcoholic mentally ill bum […]

  • Early Emergency Opening!

    Early Emergency Opening!

    Due to a sudden and dramatic drop in temperature coupled with forecasts for freezing rain and snow, Hood River Warming Shelter will open this Thursday, November 13th at Mid Columbia Center For Living (1610 Woods Court). We will be open at this location through Saturday night (6pm-7am each night) when we will shift to our […]

  • Volunteer Training/Orientation

    Volunteer Training/Orientation

    This year’s pre-season Volunteer training and orientation sessions are scheduled for: Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Mid-Columbia Center For Living – 1610 Woods Court (Behind Pacific NW Fed. Credit Union) Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church – 9th & State Streets Saturday, October 25, 9am-11am at Riverside Community Church – 317 State Street […]

  • Sleepless Nights

    Sleepless Nights

    – Andy Wade — You know how you feel when you don’t get a good night’s sleep? If you also suffer with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or any number of physical ailments, you know that just one sleepless night can easily drive you over the edge. Now imagine you have to sleep outside. Every few hours, […]

Shelter Phone (6pm-7am)
(541) 399-2057 (NEW)
P.O. Box 656
Hood River, OR 97031
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Volunteer Training

Join our amazing team!

Download, fill out, and mail in our Volunteer Application. After we recieve your application we’ll send an email with more details about how to login to volunteer.


Formal volunteer training will happen again mid-January but you can actually begin volunteering right away!

Mail your application to: HRWS, P.O. Box 656, Hood River, OR 97031

Spread the Word!

Spread the Word!

Help us let people know about the shelter by downloading, printing, and posting this letter-size poster!

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