The Twenty-First Season of WHO Begins November 1

The Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) is an overflow shelter providing additional capacity for individuals and families in our community who are currently experiencing homelessness and need to get in from the outside on any given night during the coldest months, from November 1 to March 31. The WHO operates at St. Paul Lutheran for single men (25 beds) and St. Andrew Lutheran for families (50 beds). Entry to the WHO is managed by the Council for the Homeless. The first step for people needing shelter is to call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline: 360-695-9677. The WHO is an interfaith and community-supported program where guests are offered a warm place to sleep, a hot shower, a meal, and the welcome and warmth of a caring community working to address the most basic human needs.

If you need assistance from November 1 to March 30, call the Housing Hotline at (360) 695-9677, Monday to Friday, between 9 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 11 am to 2 pm.

Support the WHO!

Although we are a volunteer-driven program, WHO incurs expenses for utilities, groceries, volunteer training materials, and salaries for professional case management staff. You can help with a tax-deductible donation to WHO. Just $28 meets our weekly costs for one guest. Gifts small or large truly make a difference. Thank you for your support of this vital ministry.

To access WHO beds

If you need access to an WHO bed, please contact the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline: 360-695-9677.

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We are saddened to share that the Winter Hospitality Overflow lost a long-time advocate and founding partner: JOY MARIE GAULT..JOY MARIE GAULTFebruary 2, 1945 ˜ July 15, 2023Joy Marie Gault, age 78, passed away Saturday, July 15, after a recent diagnosis of metastatic cancer. Joy was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Pasadena, CA, to Gordon and Blanche Gault. Joy is survived by her sister, Donna White (husband Bob); her niece, Tina Aluzzi; great-nephews, Brendon Gray and Austin Aluzzi; cousins, Claudell Bruner (Don), Oklahoma, Carol Terry (Eddy), Oklahoma, and Marilyn Gault, Canada. Joy grew up in Temple City, CA. She graduated from Temple City High School, continuing her education, she graduated from Pasadena City College and Pacific Oaks College, majoring in education. Joy moved several times until she found her home in Vancouver, WA. She taught in many local public and private schools and was part of founding of the WHO partnership with Share at St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches. She was very active in Mill Plain Methodist Church and was past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Mu Chapter in Clark County.Viewing will be on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver WA 98684, 360-892-6060Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Mill Plain Methodist Church, 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA 98684. Joy’s final request for anyone wishing to express sympathy is to donate Twin Sheet Sets, in her memory, to the WHO program. Donations should be sent or delivered to the Mill Plain Methodist Church, 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA 98684, 360-892-2421Published by The Columbian on Jul. 22, 2023. ... See MoreSee Less
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