Page updated: October 9, 2019

Cold weather is here!

Egan Warming Center officially opens Nov. 15, and Mother Nature is reminding us that winter will be here before we know it.

New volunteers, mark your calendars, orientation and training sessions are tentatively planned for:

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:30pm, downtown Springfield (location pending; check back the week of Oct. 14)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12:00pm, Eugene Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson room)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:00pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E 29th Ave., Eugene

The Egan Team

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?



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.