“If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.” – Proverbs 21:13

The Cowlitz County Severe Weather Shelter Opens when the forecast calls for multiple (minimum of 2) nights in a row of projected lows at or below 33*

Severe Weather Shelter: CURRENTLY CLOSED as of 3/6/23

Hours of Operation:


7pm-9pm Check In & Dinner

9pm Lights out

5:30am Lights On & Breakfast

6:45am All Guests Must Be Departing Shelter

The Severe Weather Shelter has been open for 50 nights (as of 3/6) and counting this season. This is more than double the nights we were open last season, November 2021-April 2022. If you can support our work through volunteering, please submit your name below. If you want to make a donation, please follow instructions under the donation tab at the top of this page.

“Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?” – Isaiah 58:7

Our Mission

To provide shelter during cold weather severe weather events so no one dies outside due to exposure to cold.

“When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” – Luke 14:13-14

Want to Volunteer?

Send us a message below!


2000 E Kessler Blvd
Longview, Washington 98632


To Donate visit our donations tab at the top of our page

Mail checks made out to “Cowlitz Family Health Center” (with “KLMA Shelter” in the memo line) to:

Cowlitz Family Health Center

Attn: KLMA Shelter

1057 – 12th Ave

Longview, WA 98632

Located @ First Christian Church Fellowship Hall

“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” – Matthew 25:34-40