Feb 24, 2020
Egan Warming is on inactive status, but please note that the Eugene Mission is on their Inclement Weather Policy which means tonight they are a low barrier shelter. For information, call the Eugene Mission at (541) 344-3251.
The Egan Warming Center is on INACTIVE status. We will continue to monitor the temperature projections and will update this page as soon as there is any change in status. Thank you to all of our volunteers who stepped in to help during our recent activations. It takes a large number of truly dedicated people to make this work, and our amazing volunteers pull this off every time.
We are so happy that so many guests have sought shelter with us and we look forward to seeing everyone again the next time we open our sites.
New volunteer Orientation
Monday, February 24th, 6:30-8:00 p.m – St Mary’s Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, 1300 Pearl St, Eugene
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.
Our weather team is constantly monitoring the temperature projections. We will no longer be calling Standby at 72 hours, in order to reduce any confusion that might arise when we end up not activating and to give us a better chance of making the correct call. The first night of an activation will still be called 48 hours out if the averaged forecasted temperature is 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 attend a new volunteer orientation and training.