Showers have expanded to three days a week! First United Methodist Church has generously allowed us to continue to provide showers post-season and now has allowed us three days.
So going forward we will have showers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
This is an important part of all of us staying safe in our community with the COVID 19 pandemic still in full swing.
SHOWERS TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS 12-4pm
We are seeking a team member who wants to work in a collaborative effort with the Executive Director to further our mission!
This is a full-time position that is in development and will evolve over the first year. Adaptability and initiative are key!
Please check out our Employment Opportunities for the full job description and send us a resume at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
We made it through the season pandemic and all.
We had some growing pains and while we all felt it, we persevered.
No positive cases to note. We followed all CDC guidelines. We were prepared. We had a wonderful staff.
Thank you to all who donated time and money. Thank you to our staff.
We can't do what we do without all of you.
Thank you to all who donated food:
Astoria Coffee House and Bistro
Fort George Brewery
Montealban Mexican Restaurant
Gathered Bakeshop and Market
Columbia River Coffee Roasters
On that note, now that we are post season, we have the following positions available:
Donation Manager-responsibilities and application can be found in our "Employment Opportunities"
Off-season Hosts-responsibilites and application can be found in our "Employment Opportunities".
We've now had some actual snowflakes fall and the temperatures are really dropping. Looks like winter has finally arrived. Our community members are certainly in need of a dry warm place to sleep for the night.
Please think of us if you're cleaning out your closets and have any warm waterproof jackets or coats that you may want to donate!
We'd also like to thank those that have so generously donated up to this point in our season. Clothing, blankets, food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc. They are all so greatly appreciated!
To our staff: This season wouldn't be happening without you! You've all pulled together during this pandemic and made our community better for it.
We know it's been hard keeping up with all of the COVID-19 guidelines throughout these times. From the constant sanitizing, hand washing, screenings at the door, to making sure that all are masked and staying the required distance from one another, and everything else, you've really stayed on top of it all! Thank you thank you thank you!
Donations can be dropped off any night that we are open between 6 and 7pm or on Wednesdays during showers from 12-4pm. Check our Facebook page or Instagram account for nightly openings.
Any further information about COVID-19 in Clatsop County can be found the following link:
or on the Clatsop County Public Health Facebook page or Instagram.
We are up and running!
Please check our Facebook page and our Instagram account for daily openings.
We were just featured in a Daily Astorian article about the new Carrier Air Purifying Unit that was so graciously donated by P&L Johnson Mechanical! This will help so much in keeping our community members safe during this time.
Also, learn a little about our new Executive Director, Kathleen Sullivan.
Thank you so much to Paul Radu from P&L, Ron Maxted (AWC Board of Directors), and Katie Frankowicz for reporting the story.
For the whole story please check it out at:
As you're getting ready for the cold season, so are we! We could use blankets, sleeping bags, and heavier clothing for winter such as hoodies and sweaters and always jeans jeans jeans!!! Rain gear of any kind is always appreciated as well! If you're cleaning out your closets, please think of us!
The AWC couldn’t exist without our fantastic donors and volunteers. And we’d especially like to recognize the businesses and organizations that are still providing major support for the upcoming 2020-2021 winter season, including:
Please let these businesses and organizations know that you appreciate their support for AWC.
The Astoria Warming Center provides overnight shelter during the winter months for people experiencing homelessness. The overnight shelter will be open on a weather-dependent basis from November 15, 2020-March 15, 2021.
We are still providing showers at the AWC on Wednesdays from 12:00-4:00pm through this pandemic. Please follow all social distancing guidelines.
From the AWC Board, many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and staff who make it possible to keep the Warming Center open this season, and for 90 nights last season!