Warming Shelter

The Warming Shelter is a seasonal shelter that operates nightly from 8:00pm to 8:00am in our facility ( 832 McClaine Street ). The doors are locked at 10:00pm; please try to arrive before that time. The Shelter is open year round. This shelter is open to Silverton area residents experiencing homelessness only. Due to limited space, we cannot offer shelter to people from other communities. A warm evening meal and hot tea are provided to shelter guests, along with a sleeping cot, mattress, pillow, and bedding.

Resource Center

Sheltering Silverton operates a daytime Resource Center Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm. We are located near the Silverton City Shops at 832 McClaine Street .

The Resource Center provides a safe, welcoming space for people experiencing homelessness to rest, access case management services, resource referrals, mail service, computers for personal use, meals, and supplies. The Resource Center is a place to belong and develop community.

Transitional Shelter

In partnership with the City of Silverton, Sheltering Silverton is developing a micro-shelter community for adult men and women. This community will be co-located with our new facility, which is slated to open in 2023.

Emergency and transitional shelter for people experiencing homelessness is needed in Silverton. Due to the diverse makeup of individuals in this circumstance, we pursue diverse sheltering solutions. We continue to seek to provide more stable places for people to sleep and live on their path to permanent housing.

Food & Basic Needs

Meals: In Silverton, we feed our people. We are blessed with multiple opportunities for people struggling with hunger and food insecurity, including those who are homeless. Currently two churches provide weekly meals that are free and open to all. Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA) provides weekly food pantry access for the homeless and Mission of Hope also provides food boxes. The Warming Shelter offers free dinners and convenience breakfast foods while in operation.

Laundry: Community volunteers have organized to provide free laundry services at Laundry Depot on a bi-weekly basis. Sheltering Silverton supports and advises this work.

Showers & Sanitation: We provide hygiene kits to the unhoused. The YMCA provides free access to pool shower facilities for people who are homeless.


We affirm that individuals are the primary agents of change in their own lives, and we seek to empower people experiencing homelessness to support each other, share information and resources, and advocate for a community response to homelessness. We also believe that we all need champions when we are struggling and where we are able, we will lend our voices to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves. We employ a strength-based approach to case-management and advocacy, both at the individual and community level. Working in a small town affords us the opportunity to work creatively to coordinate community based supports for individuals.

We believe that every community has a responsibility to care for its members, and that meaningful, life-changing support comes not only from large centralized social services but from neighbors helping neighbors. Every community understands its own unique needs, challenges, and resources. As such, we are committed to supporting local initiatives to create safe spaces, authentic relationships, and person to person support for people in crisis.

Current economic conditions tell us that the housing crisis will continue and low-income Oregonians will continue to fall into homelessness. Advocating for affordable local housing solutions, social services, and fair treatment of our unhoused neighbors is the privilege and responsibility of our organization.