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Gorge Warming Resources for Upcoming Storm

A number of Gorge agencies will be providing warming shelters and other warming resources during the upcoming winter storm and cold weather. Below is a list, which will be updated as new information is announced or provided:

  • Gorge-wide: Call 211 from any phone to be connected with winter and severe weather resources in your area. You can also visit the 211 website.
  • The Dalles: The Annex, a shelter run by MCCAC located at 200 W. Second St. in The Dalles, has limited shelter services as of 3:00pm Fri, Jan 12. Call 541-980-0855 to ask about availability.
  • Hood River: Hood River Shelter Services runs a 24-bed warming shelter located at 1733 Oak St. in Hood River. This shelter is also part of MCCAC. It is open until March and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guest intake takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Call 541-965-0990 to confirm availability and to begin shelter intake process.
  • Stevenson: Skamania County’s Emergency Warming Shelter is located near the Hegewald Center in Stevenson. It is operated by Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP), and can be accessed Thursday through Monday evenings. Those wishing to stay in the shelter must check in between 6-8 p.m. each night and check out by 7 a.m. the next morning. For more information, call 509-427-8229.
  • Goldendale: Father’s House in Goldendale has opened its shelter in response to the weather. The phone number is 509-773-4719 and the shelter is located at 207 South Klickitat Avenue.

Other resources:

  • Gorge-wide: MCCAC and its partners provide street outreach supplies to Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman County residents to help those in need stay warm. To pick up available street outreach supplies visit one of MCCAC’s offices in The Dalles or Hood River between 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Monday-Thursday.
  • Gorge-wide: Nch’i Wana Housing helps Native individuals and households in the Gorge with local housing, economic, and social services. To contact them, call 541-436-3810.
  • The Dalles: The Annex, a shelter run by MCCAC located at 200 W. Second St. in The Dalles, has warming bundles available. Call 541-980-0855 for more information.
  • Transportation assistance: For those who need transportation to access a shelter, information about public transit schedules, routes, and dial-a-ride options in the Mid-Columbia region can be found here. Hood River and Wasco County residents who are enrolled in PacificSource insurance through the Oregon Health Plan in are eligible for a free ride to a shelter using Non-Emergent Medical Transportation and can call (855) 397-3617 for more information about this service. Sherman County residents enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan can call (877) 875-4657 to schedule a free ride to a shelter. Medicaid recipients in Skamania and Klickitat Counties who need to schedule a ride to a shelter can call the Medicaid Transportation Broker at (800) 752-9422.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Show pride in your tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your tribal ID. Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.


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