Egan Warming Center

Homelessness
7:22 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

With Temperature Dropping, Warming Centers Opening In Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove

UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 11:20 A.M.:

The Egan Warming Centers confirmed they are activated for tonight, Saturday. But they will NOT be open on Sunday and Monday nights because the overnight temperatures will not be cold enough.

Those needing to get to a Warming Center tonight can ride LTD for free - just tell the driver you need to get to a warming center.  St Vincent de Paul will provide shuttle service from the First Christian parking lot behind the church to other sites from about 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

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Egan Warming Center
12:17 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Egan Warming Center On Standby For Saturday

The Egan Warming Center is named after Major Thomas Egan who froze to death on a cold night in Eugene in 2008.
Credit Egan Warming Center

The Egan Warming Center, which offers shelter for homeless people in Eugene and Springfield on freezing nights, is on standby to activate this Saturday night.

Bill Winkley is the newly appointed coordinator for the Egan Warming Center. He says they were taken by surprise by the early onset of cold weather this week. Their season runs from the 15th of November through March 31st.

Winkley: "We don’t want anybody unnecessarily to be having to spend the night out in the cold when we could be ready to go with a warm bed and 2 hot meals and shelter."

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Tsunami Books
3:28 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Caldera Songwriters Beth Wood and John Shipe Live at KLCC

Beth Wood and John Shipe talk songwriting before playing at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their second annual benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center, on Friday December 20th at Tsunami Books in Eugene. Two of the many performers that evening, Beth Wood and John Shipe, stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few songs, and talk about the Caldera group and how the concert will assist the homeless served by the Egan Warming Center.

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Homeless Issues
11:21 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Record Numbers Take Shelter at Warming Centers

The Egan Warming Center is named for Major Thomas Egan. He died outdoors on a freezing night in Eugene in 2008.
Credit Egan Warming Center

  The Egan Warming Center in Eugene / Springfield has been open to homeless people seeking shelter from the frigid cold for the past 8 nights. They're not planning to open Wednesday night because the low is not expected to dip below 30.

More than 300 people volunteer their time to help operate the Egan Warming Centers. Program Director Doug Bales:

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Homeless Issues
12:07 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Egan Warming Center Activates For Cold Nights

Credit Egan Warming Center

Eugene's Egan Warming Center will open Tuesday night. With temperatures forecast to drop into the teens, the agency is bracing for a long activation. But there's concern it might not be able to accommodate everyone.

Egan Warming Center is a network of churches that open their doors to homeless people on cold winter nights. St. Vincent de Paul operates the center. Executive Director Terry McDonald says they're looking for additional places-- especially at the end of the week.

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Homeless
11:55 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Egan Warming Center Looking for More Room

Credit Egan Warming Center

The Egan Warming Center had to scramble Thursday to find another site. With temperatures below freezing the shelter was overwhelmed, but the vacant Parker Elementary opened its doors.

Only twice over the past five years has the Egan Center needed to move so quickly to find another place for the homeless people seeking refuge from the cold. Thursday night, one of their usual shelters was unavailable. Program Director Doug Bales says the elementary school was found through a group effort.

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