Egan Warming Center is Inactive.

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


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.