Services

The Warming Shelter is open each night in winter from mid-November through Mid-March.

Primary Services:
Primary services include overnight shelter mid-November through mid-March, healthy meals provided in collaboration with local restaurants, warm clothing and bedding, toiletries, and access to laundry.

Supportive Services:
Supportive services provided in collaboration with our community partners including referrals to community health workers and health care or social service professionals.

Additional Resources
FISH Food Bank
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority
Bridges to Health Pathways
Mid Columbia Community Action Council


Historic Shelter Statistics:                                                                                                                                

  • 2012-2013  48 individual guests, including two families
  • 2014-2015  62 individual guests, including 11 women and 51 men
  • 2016-2017 86 individual guests
  • 2019-2020 94 individual guests, including 13 women and 14 people over the age of 60

2020-2021 Shelter Season Statistics:

  • HRSS served 89 individual guests including 25 women, two minor children, 4 people over the age of 60, and 6 veterans. 15 guests identified as Hispanic/Latino and 8 as Native American.
  • The shelter was open 119 nights with an average nightly guest count of 13 people per night.
  • HRSS adopted a non-congregate model with emergency shelter units and increased health & safety protocols to lower risk of viral exposure and transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Shelter staff supported operations on-site; community volunteers dedicated over 500 hours to supporting shelter operations in background supportive roles.