St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Friday, January 21, 2022
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!


WHO Provides Shelter

St. Andrew is one of two sites for the Winter Hospitality Overflow program, which provides homeless women, children and families a safe, warm place to sleep during the coldest part of the year.

WHO Is Growing; We Expand

We have grown from 42 beds to 50 and Share has added a second case manager. We have volunteers working with the additional children that are now being seen more frequently.

Persons interested in helping with WHO at St. Andrew: contact Traci Johnson at

The WHO program is a major component of Clark County’s emergency shelter system. This season it runs from Nov. 1 through March 31. Last year approximately 675 individuals were served, nearly 500 at St. Andrew. 

Additional information can be found at

A number of other ways volunteers can help:

  • Closet organizer: Monthly review of bedding and toiletries closets. Organize and note needs for WHO task force.
  • Bedding coordinator: Put sheets, pillowcases and blankets in bags on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. This can be a one-time or recurring opportunity.
  • Laundry coordinator: Pick up laundry on Friday or Monday evenings and deliver it to St. Andrew. A pickup or large SUV will be necessary. This can be a one-time or recurring opportunity.

WHO needs:

  • Standard-size pillows and plastic covers;will go to Share’s Inn at the Orchards
  • Hotel-size shampoo
  • Disposable razors, toothbrushes, combs
  • Feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, adult “Depends”, ear plugs
  • Travel-size toothpaste and deodorant
  • Large, clear, 10-mil. lawn bags
  • Rubber/latex/plastic gloves
  • Hats, underwear, gloves and socks

We are unable to take any other clothing donations. Donations will be collected in the narthex on Sundays. Because of storage constraints, ask a task force member before donating toys or household items.

WHO program DON'Ts:

  • Don’t give guests money
  • Don’t give guests rides
  • Don’t allow guests to use phones
  • Don’t invite guests to your home
  • If you establish a relationship with any of the WHO guests and you are considering any of the above, please first check with a Share case manager to be sure any additional help you give works in the guest’s  behavioral plan.
WHO program DOs:
  • Do be welcoming when you see guests in the building during the evenings and on Sunday mornings
  • Do wear your nametags
  • Do make a donation marked WHO Food or donate directly to the WHO program online at
  • Do know that WHO guests appreciate bus passes, which can be left in the church office marked WHO staff. C-Tran pass information includes:
    • C-Tran’s All-Zone Day Pass offers unlimited travel on all C-Tran and TriMet services and includes the Portland Streetcar. The $7 pass is valid for one full-service day and can be purchased from any coach operator or passenger service office.
    • Monthly and day passes may be purchased at:
      • Vancouver Mall—C-Tran passenger service office (North lot)
      • Fisher's Landing Transit Center—Passenger service office
      • C-Tran Administration Office—2425 N.E. 65th Ave. (696-4494)
      • Clark College Bookstore—1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd.  (992-2590
      • All Clark County Fred Meyer locations (full-fare passes only)
      • TriMet customer service office—Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland (503-238-7433)