Sunday, December 08, 2013
Meet Amelia Aaron. Amelia is 16 and lives in Multnomah County. A few months ago she organized a sock drive, using social media to galvanize friends and family into action supporting homeless youth here in Portland. Today she delivered enough warm socks for every young person in our shelter. It takes everyone in our community to solve issues of poverty, exploitation, marginalization and homelessness. Amelia is doing her part. On behalf of Janus Youth Programs...THANK YOU, Amelia! You are a hero.
Friday, December 06, 2013
SEVERE WEATHER DECLARED DECEMBER 6-8
We're rolling into another VERY COLD weekend, folks. No one will be turned away for shelter. Please dial 211 for more information. If you need assistance with transportation to an emergency warming center, please tell the 211 resource specialists. Bundle up out there!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
SEVERE WEATHER DECLARED FOR DECEMBER 3rd - 4th
It's getting COLD out there again, folks. The National Weather Service forecasts overnight lows in Portland (with wind chill) to be as low as 15° to 22° for the evenings of Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and Wednesday, December 4, 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 and may be able to provide limited transportation for those who are unable to get themselves to a arming shelter. Shelter information is also available online at www.211info.org
Thursday, November 21, 2013
FREE FLU SHOTS IN PIONEER SQUARE 11/22!
This Friday, November 22nd, Oregon AWARE and the OHSU College of Pharmacy are partnering to provide free flu shots at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Project AWARE IN THE SQUARE will offer free flu shots from 7am - 4pm for anyone who is uninsured as part of the Day of Homelessness Awareness tomorrow. This clinic is done in partnership by Oregon AWARE (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education), a part of the Oregon Health Authority, and the OHSU (Oregon Health and Sciences University) College of Pharmacy as part of the National "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week." It will be a chilly but exciting day! We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for the Day of Homelessness Awareness!
SEVERE WEATHER DECLARED FOR 11/21 through 11/23!
Please see our post below or call 211 for information about emergency warming shelters that will be available tonight, Thursday November 21, through Saturday November 23 as we brace for near freezing temperatures in Multnomah County.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT!
Severe Weather Notice: The National Weather Service forecasts that the wind chill factor will be below 25 degrees beginning Wednesday evening, November 20, 2013 and that it is expected to last through Saturday, November 23, 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.
Yellow Brick Road Street Outreach teams will be out helping people connect to the following shelters:
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
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 Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23 Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM Serves: Families, single adults, and youths
Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility. Dates: Evenings of Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23 Hours: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM Serves: Families, single adults, and youths
The following expanded day center service is available during the Severe Weather Notice:
Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility. Meal will be served. Dates: Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23 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.
Monday, November 11, 2013
YBR volunteer awarded for 10 years of outstanding community service!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Rock Ya Body!
Yellow Brick Road enjoyed meeting everyone today at Planned Parenthood's Rock Ya Body Community Health Fair. Special thanks to Lamar Tillman for organizing this event.