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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

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.

Facebook Posts

We love it when the world aligns with us. It is totally appropriate that April is National Volunteer Month . We wrap up this unprecendented season at WHO St. Andrew Lutheran Church Vancouver, WA with a total of 1,957 volunteer hours for the season. That total doesn't include the cooking and shopping hours many of you did for the guests. To say that we are gratified is an understatement. We will never be able to do this without you. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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WHO St. Andrew meal providers your Crock Pots are calling. Half of those pictured below have gone home. The other half are anxiously waiting to be picked up. Feel free to drop by Sundays between 8:30 and noon. Monday - Thursday between 9:00 and 1:00. Any unclaimed ones by April 15 will be donated. Thank you so much for the food that came with them. Have a beautiful off season. ... See MoreSee Less

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