The Warming Shelter is currently closed and will open again for the winter of 2023-2024. We are excited to partner with Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) who manages day-to-day operations. This service is an emergency warming shelter that normally runs during the winter season November to March. Learn more


During the winter season, we provide a warm and safe place for those without homes to sleep during winter nights in the Gorge, along with a warm and healthy dinner, breakfast, access to clean clothes, and other services that our guests might need. We are excited to have a shower and laundry trailer on site this season for the first time. Learn More


Community volunteers support our program in many different ways!
Questions about volunteering next season? Email


HRSS operates thanks to the generosity of grants, individual donations, and government funding. With your continued support, we can continue to provide winter shelter to those in need. Hood River Shelter Services is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Learn More

Our Mission

Our mission is to compassionately provide a safe place to meet the basic human needs of those without shelter during winter. We respect the dignity of all humans and aim to create a space that is both physically and emotionally safe for our guests and our volunteers.


Our History

The Hood River Shelter began to fill a critical need in the Gorge community. In 2009, a Hood River resident without a home died on the streets from exposure. The then-pastor of Hood River Valley Christian Church brought together a community of people who each declared not in my town will people be dying of hypothermia on the streets of Hood River and the Hood River Warming Shelter, now Hood River Shelter Services, was born. The Shelter is open every-night during its yearly operations period from mid-November through mid-March.