Warming Centers

Emergency warming shelters offer homeless people a warm place to escape severe winter weather

Clackamas County supports a network of severe weather warming centers for homeless people on nights when the weather is expected to be dangerously cold. They open when the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). They may also open when other conditions like wind or flooding make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous.

Each shelter site decides by 10 a.m. if it will open.

For the most up to date information, visit 211info, a website and phone service for community resources. 211 can also help connect people who need transportation to their nearest shelter.

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Homeless emergency shelters by city

Canby

  Canby Adult Center
503-266-2970
1250 S. Ivy Street, Canby 97013 map
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; unavailable on the weekends
  Canby: Denny’s Restaurant
503-263-3193
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013 map
Prior to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday
Available for those needing to warm up for an hour or two. No obligation to buy.

Damascus

  Damascus Community Church
503-658-3179
14251 SE Rust Way, Damascus 97089 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; unavailable on the weekends

Happy Valley

  Sunnyside Foursquare Church
503-658-3179
13231 Southeast Sunnyside Road,
Happy Valley, OR 97015 map

Lake Oswego

  Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
503-635-3758
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego 97034 map
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, closed on weekends

Milwaukie

  Annie Ross House
971-533-6445
2316 SE Willard Street, Milwaukie 97222 map
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays
Currently providing day services for families with children experiencing homelessness on a walk-in basis. Services include information and referral, personal hygiene, diapers, food, showers, laundry, access to telephone and computer to look for housing. Services may also include information and advocacy, assessment of housing barriers, assessment for homeless and housing services in Clackamas County through Coordinated Housing Access, guidance with looking for affordable housing.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Call, preferably by 5 p.m., to reserve a space. Not able to accept walk-ins.
Serves unhoused families with children under the age of 18. If severe weather persists into the daytime, the shelter will remain open. Provides warm beverages, food provisions as available, hygiene/personal care items as needed and bedding/cots for the night.
Limited capacity for pets, inquire when reserving a space.
  Milwaukie Ledding Library
503-786-7580
10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie 97222 map
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Molalla

  Molalla Adult Community Center
503-829-4214
315 Kennel Street, Molalla 97038 map
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
  Molalla Warming Center
503-829-9276
209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla 97038 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Decisions to open are made by noon. Hot drinks, a hot dinner and sleeping mats or cots are provided.

North Clackamas

  North Clackamas (diversion site)
503-771-7914
Check in with Clackamas Service Center for location, hours and bus tickets
Serves individuals and families. Available when temperatures or wind chill are predicted to be 33 degrees or lower or when other conditions such as accumulated snowfall or high winds make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous. Decisions to open are made by noon. Hot drinks and sleeping mats are provided.

Oregon City

  Father’s Heart Street Ministry
503-723-9780
603 12th Street, Oregon City 97045 map
6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Line up starts at 6:45 p.m. and service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors are locked at 10 p.m. Hot drinks, food and sleeping mats or cots are provided.
No animals are allowed.

Sandy

  Sandy City Hall
503-668-5533
39250 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
  Sandy Public Library
503-668-5537
38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
  Sandy Senior Center
503-668-5569
38348 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed on weekends

Welches

  Hoodland Public Library
503-622-3460
24525 E. Welches Road, Welches 97067 map
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday, closed Sunday

Wilsonville

  Wilsonville Community Center
503-682-3727
7965 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
  Wilsonville Public Library
503-682-2744
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
The library may extend hours in extreme cold. Call or check the library’s website for updated open hours. Service animals only, no pets.