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Severe Weather Shelter

"Offering life-saving shelter from freezing temperatures and inclement weather."

During severe winter weather there is a shortage of overnight shelter in Clark County.  ReFuel Washougal, in partnership with the City of Washougal, spearheads efforts to meet this need in East County whenever the weather forecast predicts snow, freezing rain, or temperatures below 30 F.


  • To provide a welcoming, safe place to sleep, simple food, and access to a bathroom during severe weather events

  • To provide volunteers with the training and support needed for a safe and meaningful experience

  • To be a community that cares by showing compassion for our fellow community members, specifically those who are most vulnerable during severe weather conditions

Operational Overview

  • All are welcome

  • Capacity:  20 guests

  • Hours of Operation:  6:00 pm to 7:00 am

  • Days of Service:  Declared severe weather events - forecast of 30 F or less, snow and/or freezing rain*


*We can only open if we have volunteer capacity for any given night

Additional Local Resources

Council for the Homeless


City of Vancouver

Volunteers Needed

Washougal's Severe Weather Shelter and all of ReFuel's services operate on the kindness of volunteers.  If you would like to help, please let us know.

ReFuel Washougal's Severe Weather Weather Shelter program operates with the following guiding values:

* Compassion * Acceptance * Accountability * Dedication * Teamwork * Respect * Integrity

For more information or to volunteer, please contact us.

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