The Hood River Shelter is closed for the season. During its winter operating season, the shelter is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week November through March.

Hood River Shelter Services has merged in a strategic partnership with Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC), and the Hood River Shelter now operates under the MCCAC umbrella. Learn more about MCCAC’s scope of programs and services to the community here.


During the winter season, the Hood River Shelter provides a warm and safe place to sleep, along with access to basic needs items including food, clothing, bedding, and toiletries, shower and laundry services, and connections to housing case management and other supportive services provided by community partners. Learn More


Community volunteers support our program in many different ways!
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The Hood River Shelter along with the other programs and services of MCCAC are possible through community donations, grants, and government funding. With your continued support, we can continue our work toward a future where everyone in our community has a safe and stable place to call home. MCCAC is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Learn More

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to build a better future for our community through partnership and equity-centered programs that prevent and eliminate poverty and houselessness. We envision a bright, equitable and dignified future for our community and our organization where our community thrives, our partnerships expand and deepen our impact, and our staff are empowered and supported to do their best work. We believe in a future where everyone in our community has a safe and stable place to call home.


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 and the Hood River Warming Shelter was born.

For several years, the Hood River Shelter operated as a program of Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM) and then for a time as the independent non-profit, Hood River Shelter Services (HRSS). In 2020, Hood River Shelter Services began to collaborate with Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC), bringing the grassroots, community-based foundation of the Hood River Shelter together with the long-standing housing stabilization and poverty elimination services provided by MCCAC. In 2023, HRSS and MCCAC merged in a strategic alliance, with the Hood River Shelter program coming under the umbrella of MCCAC.

MCCAC is dedicated to continuing to provide shelter services in Hood River County, and is working with other partner members of the Mid-Columbia Houseless Collaborative to stabilize the region’s shelter and rapid rehousing system while also supporting the development of longer term solutions as we work toward a future where everyone in our community has a safe and stable place to call home.