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Welcome

Page updated: Monday February 18th @ 5pm.

The Egan Warming Centers are on STANDBY for Thursday, Feb. 21st.

Please sign up for shifts soon! These are the sites that will be open:

Central Lutheran Church – 1857 Potter St. Opens for guests at 6:30pm. Pets welcome. Accessible.
Downtown Eugene – FCC 1166 Oak St. Opens for DINNER ONLY at 8:30pm for guest staying at St Mary’s.
Downtown Eugene – St Mary’s 1300 Pearl St. Opens for guests at 9:30pm. Pets welcome. Accessible.
LCC – 4000 E 30th Ave. (Main Campus Bldg 4 Room 104) Opens to guests at 6pm. No pets. Accessible.
Springfield – 525 Mill St, 97477. Opens to guests at 6:30pm. Pets welcome. NOT accessible.
Valley Covenant – 3636 W 18th. Opens to guests at 6:30pm. No pets. Accessible.
Youth Site – 1376 Olive St. Opens to guests at 6:30pm. Pets welcome. Accessible.

If your site will not open, please consider volunteering at another site.


Keep an eye on your email for status change updates. Thank you all for your dedication!


Thank you to everyone who draws from their compassionate hearts to help us create shelters full of love, acceptance, and warmth. Every day we open is a huge act of community and we thank every one of our volunteers for making this possible!

Please sign up for shifts soon so we can open each warming center with confidence and ease.

Thank you all!
Serra Joy
Volunteer Coordinator


We’d love your feedback!
  • What do you love about volunteering or staying with Egan?
  • What would you like to see improved about Egan operations?
  • What feedback do you think would help us grow and reach more people?

Donations Needed!
  • Winter coats, Sweatshirts, Flannel Shirts
  • Gloves, Hats, SOCKS!  (warm winter type)
  • Hand and Toe Warmers
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Small Tarps
  • General Cleaning Supplies (unscented preferred)
  • Pet Crates
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Cups, Stir Sticks
  • Paper Napkins, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Plastic Wrap
  • Hand Sanitizer, Hand Soap, Non Latex Gloves
  • Advil & Aspirin
  • Flashlights & Batteries
  • 5 AED’s
Donations can be dropped at any SVDP thrift store in bags clearly marked “Egan Warming Center”. Thank you!

 


There are so many of you that help us create a safe warm space for our guests.  Many thanks to all those who worked a shift at one of our sites.  It is always a pleasure to have the Egan musicians at our sites playing music for our guests.  A big thank you to the musicians.  To our amazing Shuttle drivers thank you, our guests appreciate the transportation to Egan sites outside of the downtown Eugene area.  To all of our behind the scenes volunteers that help get things rolling so we can open our sites, thank you!  From delivering blankets to supplies and donations, thank you St. Vincent dePaul.  A big shout out and thanks to Burrito Brigade for helping us provide a meal to our guests at St. Mary’s Episcopal.  Thank you Food for Lane County, CAHOOTS, ALSCO, Catholic Community Services, to name a few.  Many thanks go out to our host sites: Central Lutheran, St. Mary’s Episcopal, First Christian Church. Church of the Resurrection, Valley Covenant Church, Trinity UMC, LCC, Ebbert Memorial, UMC, First UMC and Springfield School District

 EGAN WARMING CENTER PROTOCOL:

In our protocol we deal with averaged forecasted temperatures and the actual temperatures can end up being very different.  We live in Oregon where the temperatures change rapidly.  

Standby is called 72 hours out if the night time averaged forecasted temperature is below 30 degrees.  The first night of an activation is called 48 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature is still below 30 degrees.  Consecutive activation nights will be called 24 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature remains under 30 degrees.  We strive to make the call by 6:00 pm.

The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, religious congregations, nonprofit support agencies, social activist communities and local government who have come together to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a warm and safe place to sleep when temperatures drop below 30 degrees between November 15th and March 31st.

Please take a moment and consider how you and/or your organization or business can get involved this winter season.  To help in a shelter this winter, please complete the online application and attend a new volunteer orientation and training.