It’s not too late to donate for 2016!

There is still a day left to make a tax-deductible donation for 2016. Please consider supporting a local, grass-roots organization such as Corvallis Housing First. The organization formed ten years ago by community members concerned about providing housing to the most vulnerable folks during the rainy and cold winter season . Corvallis Housing First not only operates the men’s local cold weather shelter, but also the WRAP Program, which provides rental assistance to women and families, and Partner’s Place, which provides permanent supported housing for Read More +

Men’s Cold Weather Shelter Community Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

This evening’s Men’s Cold Weather Shelter Community Meeting has been cancelled due to the weather. Also, all future community meeting dates have been revised to the following: January 19th February 7th March 7th All meetings will still be held at the Corvallis Public Library. These meetings will feature information about the operations of the shelter, how those operations have changed in response to community suggestions, and an update on housing and homelessness issues in the community.

Men’s Cold Weather Shelter Community Meeting tonight

On behalf of Corvallis Housing First and its partners, we invite you to the first of the season’s Men’s Cold Weather Shelter Community Meetings on Wednesday, November 9th at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library – Main Meeting Room from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This meeting will feature information about the operations of the Shelter this winter, how those operations have changed in response to community suggestions, and an update on housing and homelessness issues in the community.  Everyone is welcome. The full schedule of community Read More +

Thank you to Scholars Youth Group for shelter donations

This past Friday, the recently formed Scholars Social and Service Youth group donated several needed items to the men’s shelter. The youth group chooses an organization to contribute to every month. In October, they chose to collect donations for Corvallis Housing First. The youth group stopped by the shelter last Friday to drop off the donations. Some of the items they donated include coats, sweat shirts, socks, coffee, instant soup, and toilet paper. A big thank you to the group for thinking of Corvallis Housing Read More +

Men’s and Women’s Cold Weather Shelters Now Open

Both the Men’s and Women’s Corvallis Cold Weather Shelters officially opened last night. The men’s shelter is located at 530 SW 4th Street and the women’s shelter is located in the community center at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. Beds at the cold weather women’s shelter. Both shelters open at 7pm each night and clients must check-in by 8pm. The shelters close at 7am the next morning. More information about the men’s shelter can be found here and information about the Read More +

Open House at Men’s Cold Weather Shelter

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House last Sunday at the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter. Over 100 people took the opportunity to explore the shelter and the offered services by Corvallis Housing First. In the 2015-2016 winter season, over 250 homeless men were provided a warm place to sleep at the shelter during the coldest weather in Oregon. It is estimated that 88 homeless people died in Portland last year. Providing shelter is a vital service to helping those who are living in Read More +