Union County Warming Station 

We had a successful 2021-2022 season. 

We look forward to next season
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. 

Our mission is to provide a welcoming, safe, and compassionate place where all people can stay the night and are offered resources and pathways toward housing stability.
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The Union County Warming Station is a volunteer-run effort to preserve the life and health of those with no place to sleep during cold Union County winters. We offer safe and warm sleeping accommodations overnight during the winter months as well as food and warm drinks.


2008 3rd St, Suite B, La Grande, OR (Until April 30, 2022)

Location and specific dates to be announced for the 2022/2023 season 

Months of Operation:

UCWS strives to open from 

November - March every year

For a peek of the Warming Station and to hear a song
written for us by Alexia Guhlke follow this link: 


Frozen Berries

Volunteer with Us

The UCWS is only possible because of volunteers! Folks in our community show up for the those in need by staying the night at the station to keep the doors open, making meals, sitting on our board of directors and so much more.


If you are 18 years of age or older and interested in working shifts at the Warming Station, we need your help! 

If you are interested in lending a hand in other ways such as: laundry, fundraising, strategic planning, cleaning, cooking meals or some thing else, let us know! 

You can also contact us with questions about volunteering at ucwarmingstationlg@gmail.com

or on Facebook at @unioncountywarmingstation


Support Our Work

The Union County Warming Station is currently seeking tax-deductible donations to support our important work. We have been humbled by the community support we have received, and hope to be part of the community for years to come. Please contact us if you are interested in making a donation or supporting our work through in-kind services.

Special Thanks to:


Union County Local Community Local Health Partnership (LCHP) 

Advisory Council       

OHSU Campus of Rural Health           

Nature's Pantry

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON)

Housing Matters of Union County

Grand Reach Ministries

La Grande Presbyterian Church

Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO)

Northeast Oregon Public Transit

Ferranti Graybeal Insurance Agency

Encompass Health 

Challis Concrete

Eastern Oregon University Head Start

Better Homes Construction

Eastern Oregon Net, Inc. 

Le Babe Cakes Baker and Coffee House

Market Place Fresh Foods 

Jared Boyd Legal, LLC

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon

Neighbors Together of Union County

Zion Lutheran Church

La Grande United Methodist Church

Scott's Heating and Air

True Construction

A&S Design

Center for Human Development

Bubbles Laundry

Blue Mountain Coin OP


Union County Girl Scouts

Local Harvest

Kehr Chiropractic 

Union Baptist Church

Side A Brewing

Bartov Law


Summerville Baptist Church

Clines Professional Carpet Cleaning

Cook Memorial Library

None of this would be possible without help from our community supporters and volunteers. The UCWS has been able to help hundreds of folks because of your kind donations and efforts. THANK YOU!