FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24th, 2021

CONTACT:

Kenny LaPoint Executive Director

Email: klapoint@mccac.com Phone #: 541-848-1667

Mid-Columbia Community Action Council

Serving Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties

312 E. 4th St.

The Dalles, OR 97058

 

 

As high summer temperatures enter the region, our houseless and most vulnerable community members are at extreme risk of heat and sun exposure that threatens their health and well-being. In response, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) has partnered with the City of Hood River, St. Vincent DePaul of The Dalles, Hood River Shelter Services, the City of Hood River, Hood River County Emergency Management, Hood River Public Health, Columbia Area Transit, and LINK Public Transit to offer Cooling Centers options and transportation for our community members who are experiencing unsheltered houselessness. Below are Cooling Center locations and transportation information that can help assist in accessing Cooling Centers in the region:

 

Hood River County Cooling Center

Hood River Fire Station Community Room (located behind the Hood River Acquatic Center) 1785 Meyer Parkway, Hood River

Contact Phone #: 541-965-8533 Hours of operation:

  • Friday, June 25th, 10am-8pm
  • Saturday, June 26th, 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, June 27th,10am-8pm
  • Monday, June 28th, 10am-8pm
  • Tuesday, June 29th, 10am-8pm

 

Wasco County and Sherman County

St. Vincent DePaul of The Dalles 315 W. 3rd St., The Dalles Contact Phone #: 541-980-0855 Hours of operation:

  • Friday, June 25th, 10am-8pm
  • Saturday, June 26th, 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, June 27th,10am-8pm
  • Monday, June 28th, 10am-8pm

 

  • Tuesday, June 29th, 10am-8pm Contact Phone #: 541-980-0855

 

Transportation to and from cooling centers will be offered by Columbia Area Transit (CAT) in accordance with the CAT Bus and Trolley schedules linked below:

 

Hood River Transportation Options Weekday CAT Bus Schedule, Hood River Weekend CAT Trolley Schedule, Hood River

 

The Dalles Transportation Options

Weekday and Weekend CAT Bus Schedule, The Dalles

LINK Public Transit Schedule or call for a Dial-A-Ride 541-296-7595 M-F 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost is $1.50

 

Additional Information

Guests of the Cooling Centers will be required to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and face covering requirements. All guest will be required to wear a face covering when inside the Cooling Centers in addition to maintaining social distancing and utilizing hand washing and sanitation options as necessary. Additional rules may be implemented at each Cooling Center site.