211: Emergency Weather Shelter and Warming Center Info

The fine folks at 211 Info have posted the most recent Emergency Weather Shelter and Warming Center info. Thanks Matt K for the tip.


Emergency weather shelters in your 211 service area:
Multnomah County
Clackamas County
Central Oregon
Lane County
Lincoln County
Southwest Washington
Yamhill County
Washington County

Multnomah County

Severe Weather Alert: Shelters are OPEN.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures between 24-26° with mostly clear skies and light wind will begin overnight Thursday 12/30 and are expected to persist with low temperatures around 22° overnight Friday 12/31 and Saturday 1/1, through Sunday morning 1/2/2011.

Severe Weather Emergency Warming Centers:

Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at the Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE), Portland
Dates: evenings 12/30/2010 – 01/01/2011
Hours: 9:00 PM – 9:00 AM, check-in on site
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths; Pets allowed; some space for carts; accessible location (main floor)

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-274-4483
Dates: evenings 12/30/2010 – 01/02/2011
Hours: 9:30 PM – 6:00 AM
Serves: Up to 60 people

The following expanded day center service is available during the Severe Weather Alert.

Salvation Army Harbor Light
SW 2nd and Ankeny, 503-239-1259
Provides seating and hot beverages
Dates: 12/30/2010 – 01/01/2011
Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Serves: Men, up 70 people
Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info, reached by dialing 2-1-1. 211info will be available to identify available shelter and warming center resources between 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Multnomah County callers may also contact 211info between 6:00pm and 10:00pm Monday to Friday, and between 8:00am and 10:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. People should call 211info to be directed to shelter locations.

Service providers who would like to update information on services they offer during Severe Weather Alerts, please call Troy Hammond at (503) 419-8617.

In addition to existing year-round and winter shelter facilities, the following warming center facilities are available:

Family Winter Warming Center:
12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland Oregon
(on Halsey near 126th Avenue)
This is a walk-in facility.
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM, check-in on site
Serves: Any combination of adults with children under 18 or women who are IN THEIR 3RD TRIMESTER OF THEIR PREGNANCY.

Women’s Winter Warming Center:
Call to make reservation 24 hours per day or stop by the Transition Projects office at NW 5th & Glisan Monday – Friday, 8:30am-7:30pm. Call 503-823-4930 to check availability. Only for single women, up to 70 people.
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM
Serves: Only single women

Men’s Expanded Shelter:
Located at Salvation Army Harbor Light, SW 2nd and Ankeny, between 7:30pm and 7:30am. Call 503-239-1259. Provides seating and hot beverages. Only for single men, up 70 people.
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:30 PM – 7:30 AM
Serves: Only single men

Please call 211info with questions regarding other shelter and transportation resources.




Warming Centers will be opening this week to offer overnight accommodations for homeless individuals. Warming Centers will primarily serve adult males, with very limited capability to serve single women and families. Warming Centers will be open for Thursday and Friday nights at the following locations (Saturday night will be determined later in the week):

Thursday, December 30
1st Baptist Church
224 W. Powell
Gresham, OR
8:00 PM to 8:00 AM-Warming Center hours

Friday, December 31
St. Henry’s Catholic Church
346 NW 1st
Gresham, OR
8:00 PM to 8:00 AM-Warming Center hours


Clackamas County

Canby Warming Center and Church

900 Juniper Street, Canby 97013
Will open Thursday night if temperatures below freezing, and each night through the weekend as needed if temperatures below freezing.
Hours: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: check-in. 8:00 a.m., check-out.
Hot meal provided evening, and breakfast before 8 a.m. checkout.

Signs will be posted along Hwy 99 in Canby area if shelter open, as notification (no phone number).

Families and individuals. Will accommodate pets if in carriers.

Clackamas Service Center

8800 SE 80th AV, Clackamas 97206, 503 771-7914
Individuals and families with children; no pets allowed. Bus #72.

Wednesday day from 10AM-6PM as a warming center.
Wednesday night from 7PM-8AM as a shelter.
Thursday day from 10AM-6PM as a warming center.
Thursday night from 7PM-8AM as a shelter.
Friday night from 7PM-8AM as a shelter.
Saturday day the center will be closed.
Saturday night from 7PM-8AM as a shelter.
Sunday day the center will be closed.

The center will definitely be open tonight, Weds. If the weather happens to change for the better, we will adjust accordingly.

The Fathers Heart Street Ministry

8899 SE Jannsen, Clackamas 97015, 503 722-9780

TFH will be open as a warming center as long as the night temps are below freezing…..starting Wed. Night as the temps dictate.
The Ministry will be tracking the weather and make changes as needed. Warming center opens at 6:30pm on a first come basis….adults only,no animals. Doors close at 10pm. Bus #79.


Washington County

Services offered: (click name line for more detail)

5755 SW Erickson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

10445 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, OR 97224

2032 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

3550 SW Borland Road
Tualatin, OR 97062

454 SE Washington Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

6701 NE Campus Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124

9905 SW McKensie Street
Tigard, OR 97223

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