The Hood River Shelter Service is open for the 2021-2022 winter season, and we are excited to announce that the Shelter will be open 24 hours a day! Expanded hours will provide a daytime shelter option in our community along with increased connections to housing, health, and social service supports on-site. Similar to last year, shelter services will be based around our individual shelter units with supportive services mobilized on-site and shelter staff present during all hours of shelter operations. We will continue implementing increased health and safety protocols during the ongoing pandemic and look forward to welcoming community volunteers back in an expanded capacity to support shelter operations this winter.
During the winter season, we provide a warm and safe place for those without homes to sleep uninterrupted 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. Learn More
Community volunteers support our program in many different ways!
Volunteer opportunities for the 2021-2022 shelter season include regular weekly service as well as one-time, project-specific options. Interested in volunteering? Email email@example.com.
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 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.
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.