Warming Centers

Emergency Warming Centers

Become a volunteerClackamas County supports a network of severe weather warming centers for homeless people on nights when the weather is expected to be dangerously cold. They open when the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). They may also open when other conditions like wind or flooding make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous.

Each center site determines by noon if it will open.

Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Portland, OR 97206 map
6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Daytime Warming Centers

These facilities are open during normal operating hours noted below, for individuals and families needing shelter from severe weather.

Canby Adult Center
1250 S. Ivy Street, Canby 97013 map
Mondays – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; unavailable on the weekends 
Canby: Denny’s Restaurant
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013 map
Mondays – Sundays prior to 10 p.m.
Available for those needing to warm up for an hour or two. No obligation to buy. 
Hoodland Public Library
24525 E. Welches Road, Welches 97067 map
Mondays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday 
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego 97034 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on weekends. 
Molalla Adult Community Center
315 Kennel Street, Molalla 97038 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Mondays – Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on weekends
Sandy City Hall
39250 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
Mondays – Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on weekends
Wilsonville Community Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays/Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The library may extend hours in extreme cold. Call or check the library’s website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org for updated open hours. Service animals only, no pets.


Volunteer at a Center

We need volunteers to help our guests. Volunteer tasks include:

  • Guest sign-in – getting guests who are seeking shelter from the elements signed in for the night.
  • Center monitor – being present and awake for a shift during overnight operation, typically from 4-6 hours, to ensure the safety of the warming center guests. This is a simple task of being the eyes and ears able to call emergency responders in the event of a threat to life and safety, such as a fire in the building.
    • Center monitors may prepare and distribute hot beverages or food, depending on the resources available at the warming center site. |

We offer training for all volunteers. Please sign up if interested.