New warming shelter opens in Lewiston

The LC Valley Adult Resource Center is now open and provides overnight accommodations for up to 20 individuals each night in the Auxiliary Dining Hall located at 1220 21st Street. The hours are 7:00 pm to 7:00 am through March 31, 2022. This is a low-barrier service, meaning the only barrier to entry is compliance with safety policy. Guests whose most recent address was in Nez Perce County or Asotin County will be granted priority entrance. All guests stay in the same room, with the dimmed lights on (eye masks/ear plugs will be provided). Two trauma-informed team members ensure safety through the night.

LC Valley Adult Resource Center is working on finding a permanent space to be able to expand its services to facilitate immediate connections with partnering service providers for housing, recovery, legal aid, mental health, and more. They welcome donations of cash (with matching funds available) and warm socks, hats, and gloves.

The services provided by these community partners are critical in solving the homeless crisis. Understanding how someone becomes homeless, can direct the services where they are needed to prevent a crisis, while enabling existing resources to be more efficiently used. This improves the community as a whole. If you are intersted in helping, you can contact Avenues for Hope.

“We need to stop use pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in” ~ Desmond Tutu.