The Warming Shelters Network is a subcommittee of the CoC Collaborative Committee. Its purpose is to expand emergency warming shelters in the Marion-Polk region. The Network identifies best practices and works collaboratively to create and implement a CoC blueprint for establishing and operating warming shelters throughout the region. The network also develops training opportunities for community members to learn how to operate warming shelters. The Network co-chairs are Lindsay Dent, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency and Hilary Dumitrescu, Sheltering Silverton.