• 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 Come, join our amazing team of volunteers!

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    Store

    Here's a fun way to donate to the shelter. Browse the products in our store and choose items you would like to help supply. We will purchase the supplies with the donations you give. We do our best to purchase in bulk, and prices vary depending on the deal we can arrange at the time. Prices here are estimates based on past experience and are listed here to help you see how much of each item ...

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    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, sometimes more, someone comes along to wake you up, ask you to move, or threatens abuse. You've experienced this before, probably nightly, ...

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    Cardboard Signs - Not What You'd Expect!

    There are many stories out there. Our stereotypes need to be blown away. Get to know someone living on the street. Don't try to "fix" them. Listen to their story and ask what they hope for.

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    The Working Homeless

    The Working Homeless

    While this story is primarily about New York, the reality is that the working homeless are all around us. Just this week I ran into another local friend who was working full time yet living in his car for several months. At Hood River Warming Shelter this season we had guests who were working full-time but could not afford a place to live. At issue is the dual crisis of affordable housing and non-livable wages. I ...

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    Almost Human

    Almost Human

    by Pastor Steve Kimes -- How are the Homeless Dehumanized? Almost every person who is homeless goes through a process of dehumanization. Here are some of the ways homeless people are dehumanized in many cities in the U.S. Segregated The homeless become homeless because they are separated from their family and friends, not allowed space in their social network to live. For some, this is because they are doing or have done things that were unacceptable for their community, for ...

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    From Housed to Homeless in an Instant

    From Housed to Homeless in an Instant

    We've all heard it before, the number of people that are just "one paycheck away from homelessness". It's important to understand that the trip from poor to homeless can happen in an instant. When you're living on the edge it only takes one thing to happen - one unexpected bill, one health crisis, a cutback in hours worked - one thing, one simple thing that many would consider a mere inconvenience, can mean the difference between living ...

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    Silent Auction!

    Silent Auction!

    Your last minute Christmas gifts are waiting! We are having a silent auction fundraiser event for the Hood River Warming Shelter! Please join us: Friday Dec 20th stop by anytime between 5-7pm! Mt Hood Town Hall - 6575 Hwy 35, Mt Hood, OR 97041 You do not need to be present to win. Warm beverages and desserts will be provided! Invite everyone you know! The Hood River Warming Shelter is a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith-based communities and local government ...

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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) More…

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 More…

Cardboard Signs – Not What You’d Expect!

Cardboard Signs – Not What You’d Expect!

There are many stories out there. Our stereotypes need to be blown away. Get to know someone living on the street. Don’t try to “fix” them. Listen to their story More…

Shelter Volunteers! Please join us for dessert, tea, and coffee as we celebrate of the shelter season!

The Working Homeless

The Working Homeless

While this story is primarily about New York, the reality is that the working homeless are all around us. Just this week I ran into another local friend who was More…

Almost Human

Almost Human

by Pastor Steve Kimes — How are the Homeless Dehumanized? Almost every person who is homeless goes through a process of dehumanization. Here are some of the ways homeless people More…

Welcome Home-less

Welcome Home-less

From Invisible People’s YouTube channel: Published on Jan 7, 2014 After returning from tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, Michael found himself back in America with a drug and alcohol addiction, More…

From Housed to Homeless in an Instant

From Housed to Homeless in an Instant

We’ve all heard it before, the number of people that are just “one paycheck away from homelessness”. It’s important to understand that the trip from poor to homeless can happen More…

Silent Auction!

Silent Auction!

Your last minute Christmas gifts are waiting! We are having a silent auction fundraiser event for the Hood River Warming Shelter! Please join us: Friday Dec 20th stop by anytime More…

A Time to Listen

A Time to Listen

Day of Homelessness Awareness This is a compelling video which helps to tear down stereotypes often held about the unhoused. Take a listen – it’s 15 minutes very well spent! More…

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