“This is my first time experiencing homelessness. I’ve never even had any major hardships in my life and I’m not familiar with the systems of getting help. Since coming here, it’s helped me to identify my barriers to housing, helped me get some credit counseling, so that I can get things back under control and get back into housing.” Nicole, mother of three
If you are in need of shelter or know someone who is, call the Housing Solutions Center at (360) 695-9677. The Housing Solutions Center determines eligibility for participating homeless prevention, shelter and housing programs at the following agencies: Share, Community Services Northwest, Columbia River Mental Health Services, Janus Youth Programs, Impact NW, Second Step Housing and The Salvation Army.
In 2015, Share served 1,290 people at our shelters and through our partnership with the Winter Hospitality Overflow program.
- 30 beds for single men; 30-60 day stay
- 25 additional beds available for transitional housing (a 2-year program)
- 1115 W 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
- (360) 695-7658
- 13 rooms: 11 family rooms; 1 room for 4 single women; 1 for resident manager
- 30-60 day stay
- 4921 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA 98663
- (360) 693-8923
Share Orchards Inn
- 13 rooms: 11 family rooms, 1 room for 4 single women; 1 room for resident manager
- 30-60 day stay
- 5609 NE 102nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662
- (360) 604-0907
Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) Program
The Winter Hospitality Overflow Program is the program that bridges the gap between limited shelter space and the increasing number of people who seek shelter during the winter months. WHO is a partnership of Share, Council for the Homeless and the faith-based community located at St. Andrew and St. Paul Lutheran Churches.
Through WHO, emergency shelter is available at St. Andrew, St. Paul and Share House seven nights a week. St. Andrew accommodates up to 50 people per night; those staying at the church can obtain meals from Share Orchards Inn, located just a few blocks away. Twenty-four single men can find shelter at St. Paul; men staying at the church can access shower facilities, wash and dry laundry and receive meals at Share House. An additional 15 homeless men are accommodated in the Share House dining room.
Each year, 30 faith-based organizations and more than 900 volunteers give of their time and money to support this valuable program. If you would like to make a financial contribution to support WHO, please mail your check, earmarked for WHO, to: The Council for the Homeless 2500 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660. Learn more at www.whoprogram.org.
Women’s Housing and Transition (WHAT)
WHAT is a partnership with St. Paul Lutheran Church to provide 12 beds for homeless women from April through October.
Four rooms at the church sleep three women each. Women have access to a shower and laundry room, totes for storing belongings, a small clothing closet for needed items and a hospitality room where snacks, coffee and water will be available.
WHAT is operated by paid Share staff members and funded by Clark County. Donations of personal hygiene products, snacks, coffee and clothing to support WHAT can be dropped off at the Share Fromhold Service Center; financial contributions to the program can be made on-line by clicking here.