a line drawing of a house with a heart inside it and a snowflake outside, below it is the acronym MEWS

Montavilla Emergency Warming Shelter

Who We Are

MEWS is a queer/trans organized, low barrier shelter rooted in anti-racist, trauma informed, and harm reduction approaches to community care and mutual aid.


MEWS will be open to guests from 7pm to 7am whenever the overnight low temperature is forecast to be 32° or below and if we have enough volunteers to safely open.

Please check the MEWS Facebook page to confirm if we will be open tonight.

Hosted At

St. Peter & Paul Episcopal
247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
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Before signing up for a shift, please fill in the volunteer form.

Sign up or see the updated MEWS Volunteer Signup/Schedule.