Emergency Shelters for People who are Unhoused in Lane County

Within Lane County there are a number of emergency shelter and alternative shelter programs available to provide shelter to individuals and families in need to a place to stay. The timelines for availability in shelter and alternative shelter programs varies considerably, so individuals should always contact a program directly to find out about availability, program requirements, and the entry process.

A printable version is available here, and will be updated as this site is updated (last updated 8/22/2023).

Adult only Households

Dusk to Dawn program, run by St Vincent de Paul, is a low barrier shelter for adults in multi-person heated, military-style tents. Entry is coordinated through the Eugene Service Station at 450 Highway 99 N, Eugene.  Available beds can be reserved beginning at 2 pm daily at the Eugene Service Station.  Call 541-461-8688 Option 4 to learn about available beds.  This program does not accept pets.

Overnight and Safe Parking Programs, operated by St Vincent de Paul, provide safe, legal places to park a vehicle or camper overnight. Spots are accessed by waitlist through the Eugene Service Station at 450 Highway 99 N, Eugene, or by calling 541-461-8688.

Safe Spots, (aka Rest Stops), and microsites provide shelter in Conestoga huts. Contact Community Supported Shelters at 541-683-0836 for more information.

SquareOne Villages operates one microsite consisting of six Conestoga huts.  Call 541-650-6937 or apply at Opportunity Village, 111 N Garfield, Eugene. 

Nightingale Hosted Shelters supports a rest stop with Conestoga huts. Application can be found online, or in person at the Rest Stop at 34th and Hilyard Alley. Call 541-870-5388 to make sure camp manager is available before going in person. 

Motel Vouchers are available through Siuslaw Outreach Services for individuals in the greater Florence area. There are additional criteria and requirements for accessing these vouchers, contact program for more information. Call 541-997-2816 or visit in person at 1576 West 12th St, Florence Monday through Thursday, 10am-3:30 pm. Friday’s by appointment.

The Eugene Mission Rescue Shelter provides a low-barrier Rescue Shelter that guests can stay in for a maximum of 14 consecutive days.  The shelter can be accessed at the Eugene Mission west campus gate on 2nd and Chambers starting at 9 am, or by lottery if beds are limited.  Service animals are allowed, and guests are required to stay on campus for the entire 14 days, except for store runs or employment

410 Garfield Safe Sleep
Operated by St. Vincent de Paul, the 410 Garfield Safe Sleep Site consists of 86 total indoor camp spaces, each provided with a canopy style tent, sleeping pad and bag, and individual storage containers.  Any service provider or individual can complete the online form to be added to the wait list.

EveryOne Village provides shelter in a mix of vehicle spaces, Pallet Shelters, Conestoga huts, durable tents, and other micro shelters.  The site is currently at capacity and has an extensive waiting list.  More information can be found at their website and registration is available here.

The Highway 99 Emergency Shelter (The Grove Spot) in Cottage Grove has recently opened at 2205 Hwy 99.  Participants are required to have verified residency in Cottage Grove for at least 1 year to participate.  The shelter is operated by Carry it Forward and referrals are provided through the Cottage Grove Community Center. Phone number is 541-942-1185. 

Households with Children under 18

An online referral form is now available for the Mainstream Housing Village Fields Family Pallet Shelter program, the First Step Village Pallet program and for access to the First Place Family Center Night Shelter Annex.

First Place Family Center
, Night Shelter Annex provides shelter for households with children 0-18. Call First Place Family Center at 541-342-7728 or visit 1995 Amazon Parkway, Eugene to access the shelter program.

Oasis has Conestoga huts and Tiny Houses available onsite for safe shelter for households with children in Springfield. Intakes for the OASIS program can be scheduled by calling 541-345-3628 ext.390. 

Center for Women and Children at the Eugene Mission is open to new families (mothers with children under 18) with COVID safety precautions in place. For more information and to determine availability call 541-344-3251.


Station #7 (Looking Glass) provides emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth ages 11-21, call  888-689-3111 or go in person to 931 W. 7th Avenue, Eugene.

Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

Eugene/Springfield Adults and Unaccompanied Youth - When temperatures are predicted to be below 30 degrees, Egan Warming Center opens to provide safe shelter from cold weather. There is not a central meeting location this year, so be sure to check warming center locations for each activation. You can sign up to receive notifications about Egan activation online. 

Eugene/Springfield Families - Catholic Community Services provides motel vouchers for families on nights that Egan Warming Center activates. In order to be receive a voucher, families must be pre-registered with the program. Call 541-345-3628 ext. 416 Monday through Friday, 8am-2pm to get signed up, or visit Catholic Community Services in Eugene (1464 W 6th Ave) or Springfield (1025 G Street).

Rural Lane County - Rural communities including Veneta, and Florence are utilizing pallet shelters this winter to provide added capacity or fully replace warming center operations.
Households with children under 17 in the Florence area can contact 
Siuslaw Outreach Services to inquire about motel vouchers on cold nights. Call 541-997-2816 or visit in person at 1576 West 12th St, Florence Monday through Thursday, 10 am-3:30 pm or Friday by appointment. During evenings or weekends call 541-997-4444.

Cottage Grove is offering a warming shelter in partnership with Beds for Freezing Nights and Community Sharing

Fleeing Domestic Violence

Hope and Safety Alliance can help with safety planning and access to safehousing and shelter. Call their 24-hour crisis and support line at 541-485-6413 or 800-281-2800, or you can chat online, Spanish speakers available.

Shelter is available for individuals fleeing domestic violence in the Florence area through 
Siuslaw Outreach Services. Call 541-997-2816 or visit in person at 1576 West 12th St, Florence Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 3:30 pm and Friday’s by appointment.  During evenings or weekends call 541-997-4444.

River Avenue Navigation Center Information

The River Avenue Navigation Center services are by application when there are beds available.  When there are beds available they can be accessed through this link:  Navigation Center - Shelter Referral Application - Click here to Apply!

The Navigation Center shelter model is a best practice approach utilized in several cities throughout the country and is part of an overall effort to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Eugene and Lane County. The shelter supports and facility are specifically designed to serve people for whom traditional shelters have not been a good fit and to support their exit from homelessness into housing.  Specifically, the center is a temporary, low-barrier emergency shelter for 75 adults, age 18 and older, that offers a safe place for people to stay coupled with intentional connections to housing and services in order to regain stability.  For more program information please see the Equitable Social Solutions webpage here.

Shankle Brooklyn Street Shelter

For referral information, see Coordinated Entry - Lane County

The Shankle Brooklyn Street Shelter services are by referral only.  Referrals are administered through the Lane County Coordinated Entry System.  Front Door Assessments can be completed at various non-profit access points throughout Lane County or through connecting with an outreach team. More detailed information on access points can be found at the Lane County Health and Human Services website.  For more information on Coordinated Entry and how to access a Front Door Assessment, click here.


This shelter has capacity for 12 adult individuals, with priority for those over 65 and those with certain medical conditions. Emergency shelter, basic needs services and case management will be offered.

Brooklyn - Shelter Referral Application - Click here to Apply!