Egan Warming Center


The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activists communities and local government who have come together since 2008 to ensure that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather.  Named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a kindly gentleman who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008, the Warming Center mission is simple:  to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a place to sleep indoors when temperatures drop to 30 degrees or below between November 15th and March 31st. St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County serves as the primary agency responsible for implementing the operation of the Warming Center and building a sustainable model for the long term.  For more information about joining this effort, contact us at

Trinity United Methodist Church operates as an Egan Warming site certain days during times of activation.  For activation locations and times of operations please visit

New volunteer orientation and training is required to join the Egan Volunteer Family.  More trainings will be added during the winter season.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientations:

Please visit the Egan website at to see the most current orientation dates and times. These will be remote trainings on Zoom. Please email to register and receive a Zoom link.

Text the word “Activate” to 292929 for text alerts for Egan Warming Center Status.