Monday, November 17, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE!

Severe Weather Alert

Update (see blue text) 11/17/14 1:15p - Severe Weather Notice: The National Weather Service forecasts low temperature around 32 degrees tonight, Monday, November 17, 2014, with low windchill of 24 degrees. Wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Tonight will be clear and cold, although slightly warmer than last night.
 
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.

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

Family Winter Shelter

16141 E Burnside Street, Portland (near 162nd  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: 7pm - 7am
Serves: Families with children under 18 and women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W. Burnside Street, Portland
Additional beds available for winter shelter
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: Entry to year-round beds 5:45pm, winter beds 8pm
Serves: Adult males

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, 503-227-0810
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 6pm - 8am
Serves: Adult female identified

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland
$5 fee waived during severe weather
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 5:45pm - 7am
Serves: Adult Males

Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at Imago Dei Church
1302 SE Ankeny Street, Portland (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE)
This is a walk-in facility. Pets allowed, some space for carts, accessible location
Dates: Evening of Monday, November 17
Hours: 9pm - 7am
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland, 971-678-3354
Dates: Open evening of Monday, November 17
Hours: 9:30pm - 6am
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth

St. Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland
DatesEvening of Monday, November 17
Hours: Drop-in Center will be open through the night
Serves: Adults

Transition Projects
650 NW Irving Street, Portland
Dates: Evening of Monday, November 17
Hours: Drop-in Center will be open through the night
Serves: No restriction

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

Dignity Village
9401 NE Sunderland Avenue, Portland
Dates: Seven days a week throughout the winter season
Hours: 8am - 10pm
Serves: Adults

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland
Dates: Open Monday, November 17
Hours: 8:30am-4pm
Serves: Women and children

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, 503-227-0810
Dates: Seven days a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7am - 9pm
Serves: Adult female identified

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland
$5 fee waived during severe weather
Dates: Open Monday, November 17
Hours: 6am - 1pm
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth

Transition Projects
650 NW Irving Street, Portland
Dates: Open Monday, November 17
Hours: Open through the evening
Serves: No restriction

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland
Dates: Open Monday, November 17
Hours: 9:30am - noon and 2pm - 5pm
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth

St. Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland
Dates: Open Monday, November 17
Hours: Open through evening
Serves: Adults


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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT!

It's going to be another COLD night in Portland, folks. Please see the post below for resource info. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR SHELTER TONIGHT (11/12/14).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT!

Severe Weather Notice: The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures around 30 degrees and wind chill at 25 degrees and below after 5pm. It's predicted to be very windy with an east wind around 30mph, and gusts as high as 39mph beginning Tuesday, November 11th. On Wednesday, November 12th there is a chance of rain before 11pm, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. The expected low temperature is 32, with wind chill below 25 degrees after 8pm.

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.


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

Family Winter Shelter
16141 E Burnside Street, Portland Oregon (near 162nd  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

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 Tuesday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 12
Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility.
Dates: Evenings of Tuesday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 12
Hours: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth


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

Dignity Village
9401 NE Sunderland Avenue, 503-281-1604
Dates: 7 days a week throughout the winter season
Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Serves: Adults


Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility. Meal will be served.
Dates: Tuesday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 12
Hours: 9:30 AM - noon and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youth


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

Winter service coordination, provided by 211info, is made possible by a grant from thePortland Housing Bureau. In partnership with other City departments, Multnomah County and community partners, the Portland Housing Bureau coordinates winter and severe weather shelter and day services for homeless individuals in our community.

Monday, September 29, 2014

CHAT PDX rules!

Thanks to everyone who attended our YBR All Team Training event this weekend. It was a great afternoon and we send a special shout out to Kiera Hansen at CAP's CHAT PDX risk reduction program for keeping it real! Our next community get together will take place on Sunday January 25th (more info coming soon). Keep in mind, we are always recruiting and training new volunteers! If you're interested in joining the team, please drop a line at dlundberg@janusyouth.org



Saturday, September 20, 2014

BUSY WEEK FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH!

 Yellow Brick Road participating in TBA/PICA community panel on art and social change.

YBR outreach workers Heather and Michaela participating in Reed College's Community Day.

Following our recent training events for Multnomah County employees and East County Police and Sheriff's Office, Yellow Brick Road participated in two awesome community events this weekend. Outreach workers Heather Penzel and Michaela Voorhees tabled Reed College's Community Day this morning, meeting students and spreading the word about our upcoming public training event next Sunday. Meanwhile, Associate Director Dennis Lundberg (and daughter Kallisti!) joined Boom Arts and PICA/TBA for a lively community panel discussion focused on Arts and Social Change. We met some inspired and inspiring folks from all walks of life who are devoted to enriching the community and improving the lives of vulnerable young people. We hope to see you all next Sunday for our YBR Training focused on safer sex practices and risk reduction for homeless youth. Drop a line to RSVP: dlundberg@janusyouth.org  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FREE YBR TRAINING EVENT 9/28

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community on a quarterly basis. These events are FREE and available to anyone over 18 who may wish to learn more about street outreach, volunteer opportunities with Janus Youth Programs and other topics related to youth homelessness, poverty, exploitation and social justice. This is a great opportunity to meet the current outreach volunteers, staff and program supervisor. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about homeless youth resources and street outreach in Washington and Oregon. Applications are always on hand for anyone who wishes to join the team, but there is absolutely no obligation.

Our next training will take place in downtown Portland on Sunday September 28, 2014 from 2pm until 5pm. This month we welcome you to join us and our guest speaker Kiera Hansen from Cascade AIDS Project for an in-depth discussion on Safer Sex Practices and Risk Reduction for young people experiencing homelessness. This will be a candid workshop focusing on how outreach workers and youth advocates can share accurate sex health information honestly and directly while also debunking popular misinformation. Light lunch will be provided. We hope you will join us.

SUNDAY
September 28, 2014
2pm-5pm

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location: 
 dlundberg@janusyouth.org



Monday, June 09, 2014

Community Partnerships For Meaningful Engagement

We wish to thank our Homeless Youth Liaison partners Officer Hettman and Officer Yakots and Central Precinct's Sgt. DeLand for joining Yellow Brick Road at our training event yesterday. Over the past several months the new downtown Portland Police "foot team" has made tremendous strides toward downtown community outreach and positive engagement with some of our community's most vulnerable folks. We support the compassionate methodology and spirit of partnership in which Commander Day and Sgt. DeLand are leading this team.