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Winter Shelter options - December 5, 2013

Severe Weather Notice: The National Weather Service forecasts overnight lows between 12° and 24° F, lower with wind chill, for the evenings of Thursday, December 5th, Friday, December 6th, Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th, 2013.

Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info, reached by dialing 2-1-1. 211info will be available to identify shelter and warming center resources 24/7.
Additionally, shelter information is available at www.211info.org.

Service providers who would like to update information about services they offer during Severe Weather Notices, please call Troy Hammond at (503) 504-9867.

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

Family Winter Shelter
12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland Oregon (on Halsey near 126th Avenue)
This is a walk-in facility. It is not necessary to call beforehand. No one will be turned away.
Dates:
Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Families with children under 18 and women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy

Women’s Winter Shelter
Check availability at Bud Clark Commons, 650 NW Irving,
Walk in Mon-Fri 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat/Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
or call 503-280-4700
Dates:
Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Single women

Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE)
This is a walk-in facility. Pets allowed, some space for carts, accessible location
Dates:
Evenings of Thursday, December 5th, Friday, December 6th and Sunday, December 8th
Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths
Transportation: Bus #12, 19 and 20 from Union Gospel Mission

Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at Shaarie Torah
920 NW 25th Avenue at Lovejoy
This is a walk-in facility. Pets allowed, some space for carts.
Dates:
Evening of Saturday, December 7th
Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths
Transportation: Bus #20 and NS Streetcar Line from Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility.
Dates:
Evenings Thursday, December 5th through and including Sunday, December 8th
Hours: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths

Sanctuary Church – Anawim Christian Community
19626 NE Glisan Street
Dates:
Evenings of Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th
Hours: 8pm-8am
Serves: Single men and women, very limited space for families

St John’s Covenant Church
6265 N Columbia Way
Dates:
Evening of Thursday, December 5th
Hours: Meal served at 7pm, shelter open from 8pm-8am
Serves: Single men and women, very limited space for families

The following expanded day center service is available during the Severe Weather Notice:

Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue, 503-231-3899
Provides warming space in cafe, no purchase necessary
Dates:
Thursday, December 5th through and including Sunday, December 8th
Hours: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Serves: All

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, 503-248-6364
Dates:
Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Serves: Women and children

Saint André Bessette Catholic Church (Downtown Chapel)
601 W Burnside Street, 503-228-0746
Provides hot beverages, some snacks and movies
Dates:
Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th
Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Serves: Adults

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility. Meal will be served.
Dates:
Thursday, December 5th through and including Monday, December 9th
Hours: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths

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


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