The Warming Center

As the weather turns cold and wet at night, the Warming Center opens to our clients to keep them safe and dry. Your donations make it possible to keep the doors open and the lights on.

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The People's Place

The People's Place is an eleven bedroom facility that is a low rent residence for the mentally or physically disabled. It is located in North Bend, Oregon and has a shared kitchen including all appliances, a laundry room, two bathrooms, and a day-room with television and dining room. Each tenant has a personal key with ample parking at the facility.

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Volunteering at The Devereux Center also offers an opportunity to see a glimpse into the lives of those who struggle daily with mental illness and homelessness. This will change how you look at the world. Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of volunteering?

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A significant portion of the goods and services we provide are made possible by donations from businesses and everyday people. Sleeping bags, clothing, food, and financial contributions are all immeasurably helpful.

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Thank You

The assistance we provide at the Devereux Center would not be possible without the generosity of the many individuals and organizations that donate funds, goods, and services.

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The Devereux Center

The on-site sign for the Devereux Center

The Devereux Center offers support systems and advocacy for the homeless, those suffering from mental illness, and veterans. We serve an average of 80 people a day. Also known as the Nancy Devereux Center, we are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization founded in 1979. The Center is a day facility that is open from 9 am to 2 pm every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. A waffle brunch is served in collaboration with the Coos Waffle Project on Thursdays from 10-Noon.

We offer our clients and community members a free nutritious meal, as well as laundry and showers. The food for these meals is largely provided through the generosity of the Oregon Coast Community Action’s “Food Share Program”, as well as generous donations from various local businesses and private individuals.

The Devereux Center works on a limited budget and utilizes both paid and volunteer staff. We have about 30 dedicated volunteers working every week. Our volunteers have working relationships with local social, health, and legal services to ensure help for our clients and residents as needed.

Some volunteers cook and serve food, clean the building, assist clients with basic services and help maintain the property. Others reach out in the community to help people find work while others apply for grants to continue and expand our services. We are strengthening our local network to help people find affordable housing, work and food. We strive to put a positive view on the abilities of our people and dispel the stigma associated with homelessness and mental illness. At the Devereux Center, we encourage education and provide advocacy and support. A key part of our mission is helping people “Learn to Dream Again.” If you would like to be involved, please call 541-888-3202 and ask about volunteer opportunities.