Welcome to Astoria Warming Center

The Astoria Warming Center provides overnight shelter during the winter months for people experiencing homelessness. The overnight shelter is currently closed; we plan to open again November 15, 2019.

From April 5 through November 8, AWC will be open for showers only on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

From the AWC Board, many thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and staff who made it possible to keep the Warming Center open for 90 nights during the winter of 2018-19!!

AWC To Particpate in Fort George “Magnanimous Mug” Fundraising Event

The Fort George Brewery is holding its annual Magnanimous Mug Awards fund raising event, and the AWC will be participating! Twelve individuals will raise funds for a nonprofit of their choice during the month of November, with Fort George matching up to $16,000 to the top three participants. The winner will be decided at Fort George on November 26th at 8PM, the event starts at 6PM. Please help if you can by using the by sending donations to the AWC at this address:

Astoria Warming Center
c/o First United Methodist Church
1076 Franklin Ave
Astoria OR 97103

Thanks so much to Fort George for including the AWC in this event, and thank you all for your support!

Astoria Co+op Change for Community Program to Benefit AWC in October

This month, the Astoria Co+op’s Change for Community project will be benefitting the AWC. There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total to the nearest dollar in October, bring a bag and donate your reusable bag credit from October through December (in the form of a bean worth 5¢ ), or share your pocket change. The proceeds will go towards keeping the AWC open and providing emergency winter shelter to our community members experiencing homelessness. Our heartfelt thanks to the Astoria Co+op for including the AWC in this wonderful program!

MANY THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SUPPORTERS!!

The AWC couldn’t exist without our fantastic donors and volunteers. We are very grateful to the many volunteers who kept us running all winter. And we’d especially like to recognize the businesses and organizations that provided major support for the 2018-2019 winter season, including:

  • Astoria Coffee House & Bistro for providing hot meals weekly
  • Astoria Brewing Company for including us in their “Helping Handle Of The Month” program
  • Astoria and Warrenton High Schools for providing financial donations through the Communicares program
  • Blue Scorcher Bakery and Cafe for providing hot meals weekly
  • Bucket Bites for providing hot meals when we needed extra support
  • Buoy Beer for providing hot meals and coat donations weekly and for including the AWC in their “Pints For A Purpose” program
  • Columbia River Coffee Roaster for regularly providing coffee and supplies
  • Fort George Brewery for providing hot meals weekly
  • North Coast Food Web for providing hot meals weekly
  • Safeway for providing regular donations of food
  • United Way of Clatsop County for including AWC in the annual “GiftsThat Make A Difference” December gift fair fundraising event
  • Walmart for providing regular donations of food and clothing

Please let these businesses and organizations know that you appreciate their support for AWC.