In partnership with many area service providers, faith-based organizations, and other government agencies, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office is sharing locations where people can visit to get warm and dry during the upcoming cold temperatures. This list will expand as more locations are made available.


For an up-to-date list of locations by county, please go to and click on “winter and severe weather shelter info or call 2-1-1.


Albany – The following locations in the Albany area are available for the December, 2021 winter storm and severe low temperatures as warming shelters:
Overnight warming shelters:

  • Helping Hands: Sun-Thu, 10pm-5:30am; Fri-Sat, 11pm-5:30am.
  • 2nd Chance: 24/7 (as space allows).
  • Jackson St Youth Shelter: closed for renovations.

Daytime warming shelter:

  • Albany Public Library: Tue, 10-7; Wed, 10-4, Thu/Fri, 12-6; Sat: 1-5.


Lebanon –  The Lebanon Soup Kitchen Warming Shelter at 170 E. Grant Street (First Christian Church), Lebanon, 97355 will be activated when temperatures reach 26 degrees or below.

  • Hours: 7pm-7am when temperatures reach 26 degrees or below
  • Serves: Individuals age 18 and older and families with children. Pets allowed, but will be placed in a kennel.


Mill City – The Santiam Outreach Community Center located at 280 NE Santiam Blvd, Mill City, Oregon is open during this December, 2021 winter storm. They have a day center, overnight accommodations, hot coffee, hot chocolate, soups and snacks, along with movies and Wi-Fi. For more information contact 971-332-5676.