The Columbian reports winter emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness are open in Clark County. The Winter Hospitality Overflow and Satellite Overflow shelters are open seven nights per week through March.
To access the shelters, call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline at 360-695-9677, from 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am to 8 pm weekends and holidays.
Winter emergency shelters include:
- The Winter Hospitality Overflow site at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 NE Gher Road, Vancouver. This shelter serves 45-50 single women, children, and families.
- The Winter Hospitality Overflow site at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St., Vancouver. This shelter serves up to 24 single men.
- The Satellite Overflow shelters rotate regularly between Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12513 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8310 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver, and River City Church, 2400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. These shelters serve families, couples, and single people.
- St. Matthew Lutheran Church and ReFuel Washougal partner to offer shelter and food at the Washougal Community Center, 1681 C St., Washougal. The shelter serves up to 20 guests during severe weather.
- A walk-in shelter at Living Hope Church, 2711 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver. This shelter opens during severe weather.
The Washington Gorge Action Programs announced some winter shelters are open, most through March 2023. Visit their website for links to winter shelters in specific communities and information on transportation where necessary.
On the Washington side of the river, contact Washington Gorge Action Programs' three locations in Bingen, White Salmon, and Goldendale for assistance. On the Oregon side, contact Mid-Columbia Community Action Council for assistance in Hood River and The Dalles.