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The Egan Warming Center needs financial support to help homeless adults and youth: thank you for donating!

This program is almost entirely run by volunteers. Everyone must complete a short volunteer orientation, which will be offered beginning in October.

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Egan Warming Center

Man with 'open tonight' signThe Egan Warming Center was started by a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activist communities and local governments that came together in 2008 to ensure that homeless people would have shelter during extreme cold weather. It was named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a Eugene resident who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008.

Warming centers open when temperatures are forecast to drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Local faith communities and other volunteers serve snacks or meals and a safe place to sleep. The program has one part-time professional staffperson, but all other services are provided by volunteers. St. Vincent de Paul was honored to serve as the lead agency for the Egan Warming Center.

For more information about the Egan Warming Center click here.

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County is an equal opportunity provider.

VIDEO BELOW: Christopher and his best friend Eagon have been guests and volunteers at the Egan Warming Center since its formation in 2008. In this video, made in spring 2013, Christopher describes what the Egan Warming Center means to him and others who lack housing.