The Warming Shelter is open for operation this 2022-2023 season. We are excited to be partnering with Mid-Columbia Community Action Counsel (MCCAC) who will manage day-to-day operations. This service remains an emergency warming shelter expected to run for the winter season November to March, staffed at all times, and 24/7. Learn more


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. 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.