The 2021-2022 WHO Season begins on November 1. We are working on a new website to keep you informed on how you can help. Please check back!

If you have considered donating, please do. Give what you can through our online option by pressing the “Donate Now” button, or mail your check marked “WHO” in the memo line to Council for The Homeless 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.Thank you for your essential partnership in the WHO.

We are the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), an organization in Vancouver, Washington, devoted to helping those in need during winter’s coldest months.

Guests are offered not only a warm place to sleep, but a hot shower, meal, and the welcome and warmth of a caring community working to address the most basic of human needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Andrew Family Shelter

St. Paul Men’s Shelter

To volunteer to bring food for the St. Paul Men’s Shelter, Outsiders Inn at St. Paul, you can use any of these options:
Volunteers for shifts for the St. Paul Men’s Shelter, Outsiders Inn at St. Paul, are needed: 
  • 5:00 am – 7:00 am Monday through Friday, and
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm every day.
  • Contact Outsiders Inn Volunteer Coordinator Nicole McCallum at waystohelp@outsidersinn.org to fill out the required background check and confidentiality form, and to sign up for a 1 hour onboarding training.
  • Email Joy Gault, St. Paul Volunteer Coordinator, at jmgault@aol.com or call her at 360–901–5230 to schedule your shifts!
If you are in need of assistance 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.

To access WHO beds

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

Support the WHO!

Although we are a volunteer-driven program, WHO incurs expenses for utilities, groceries, volunteer training materials, and salariesfor 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.

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We have entered our TWENTIETH YEAR of service to our most vulnerable neighbors with a safe, warm, and predictable place to rest. The program is staffed by volunteers from many participating community members and congregations in the Clark County area. In partnership with SHARE, we operate a hybrid staffing model that allows volunteers for two volunteer shifts; 6-10 pm and 6:30-9:30 am. SHARE provides overnight staffing from 10 pm – 8 am. We also have volunteer opportunities to provide home-cooked meals for our guests. We send out monthly newsletters and SignUp Genius links for volunteer shifts and food sign-ups. If you would like to receive WHO (Winter Hospitality Overflow) related emails, join our mailing list!lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/kDBwl40/WHO ... See MoreSee Less
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There a million stories we can tell about our community, but one of the best is our commitment to our houseless brothers and sisters. The attached photo is a snapshot of the hours you gave, the generosity you provided, and the opportunity for better you created. - You make the world a better place. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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