Friday, April 20, 2018

YBR Spring Training

Free YBR Training, Sunday, April 29th 2pm-5pm. 

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community quarterly. 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 April 29th, 2017 from 2pm until 5pm. This will be an opportunity to learn about important events have been occurring in our program.  We will be developing strategies to prepare for Summer outreach.  We will also be training on outreach safety, self-care and vicarious trauma. We hope you will join us! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, please RSVP at the address below.
SUNDAY
April 29th
2pm-5pm

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location: 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Free YBR Training, Sunday, August 27th 2pm-5pm.

Free YBR Training, Sunday, August 27th 2pm-5pm.

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community quarterly. 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 August 27th, 2017 from 2pm until 5pm. This will be an opportunity to learn about important events have been occurring in our program.  We will have speakers on trafficking the Portland an introduction to housing resources.  We will also do a debrief on the summer thus far and look towards new approaches to outreach going forward.  We hope you will join us! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, please RSVP at the address below.
SUNDAY
August 27th
2pm-5pm

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location: 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Free YBR Training, Sunday, May 7th 2pm-5pm.

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community quarterly. 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 May 7th, 2017 from 2pm until 5pm. This will be an opportunity to learn about important events have been occurring in our program.  We will be preparing for the upcoming summer traveler season and discussing outreach strategies for warm weather.  We will also have a guest speaker sharing his life experiences. We hope you will join us! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, please RSVP at the address below.
SUNDAY
May 7th
2pm-5pm

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location: 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Free YBR Training, Sunday, February 19, 2-5 pm

Free YBR Training, Sunday, February 19th 2pm-5pm.

Yellow Brick Road provides free training events to the community quarterly. 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 February 19, 2017 from 2pm until 5pm. This will be an opportunity to learn about important events have been occurring in our program.  We will be debriefing the latest round of severe weather in Multnomah County, and discussing Winter outreach Strategies.   We will also be training on the upcoming Point in Time Count. We hope you will join us! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, please RSVP at the address below.
SUNDAY
February 19
2pm-5pm

Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for the location: 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Severe Weather for Gresham tonight!

Severe Weather Alert - Gresham, Multnomah County

According to the National Weather Service forecast, severe weather conditions are predicted for Friday night, January 27, 2017 in Gresham. The latest Severe Weather updates can be found by visiting www.211info.org/emergency#multnomah.

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 and by texting "pdxshelter" to 898211. To access the interactive shelter map, click here.

>>>Individuals interested in DONATING COLD WEATHER GEAR AND CLOTHING should seek information at www.211info.org/donations.<<<

Service providers who would like to update information about services they offer during Severe Weather Notices, please call 211info's Resource Department at 503-416-2698
As a reminder, the following winter shelters are available:
East County Building
600 NE 8th Street, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Friday, January 27, 8pm-8am
Serves: Unrestricted, but single women and families are encouraged to try accessing shelters that serve women and families first.

Columbia Shelter
401 SW Washington Street, Portland 97204
Intake: Reserve a spot by either calling 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or walking in to the Transition Projects Day Center Monday-Friday 7am-6:45pmSaturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pm (650 NW Irving Street)
Hours: 7 days per week 7pm-6:30am throughout winter season
Serves: Individuals and couples age 18 and older, with priority for age 55 and older, those with disabilities, and veterans
St Johns Warming Shelter
4775 N Lombard Avenue, Portland 97203
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Friday, January 27 8pm-8am
Serves: Individuals age 18 and older, pets allowed

Peace Shelter 2
333 SW Park Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Reserve a spot by either calling 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or walking in to the Transition Projects Day Center Monday-Friday 7am-6:45pmSaturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pm (650 NW Irving Street)
Hours: 7 nights per week 7pm-6:30am throughout winter season
Serves: Individuals who identify as male, age 18 and older, with priority for age 55 and older, those with disabilities, and veterans

Dignity Village Warming Shelter
9401 NE Sunderland Avenue, Portland 97211
Intake: Walk in or call 503-281-1604
Hours: 7 days per week 8am-10pm when temperatures are 40°F or colder or during heavy rains
Serves: Adults 18 and older

The following year-round shelters are also available:

Human Solutions Family Center
16015 SE Stark Street, Portland 97232
Intake: Walk in for intake (preferably between 9am-9pm) or call 503-477-9724 for information.
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Homeless families with children (any combination of adults with one or more minor children) and pregnant individuals in their third trimester
Gresham Women’s Shelter
16141 E Burnside Street, Portland 97233
Intake: Dial 2-1-1 to be added to a callback list when the list is open. The list is currently open.
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Female-identified adults
Harry's Mother Runaway Shelter East
510 NE Roberts Avenue, Gresham 97030
Intake: Call 503-912-3423
Hours: Reception Center: Wednesday/Thursday 6pm-1am, Friday/Saturday 6pm-2am. Case management to connect to youth shelter: Monday-Friday noon-8pm.
Serves: Youth ages 9-17

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-906-7690 for information. Additional beds available for winter shelter
Hours: 7 days per week. Entry to year-round beds 5:45pm, winter beds 8:30pm
Serves: Male-identified adults

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in
Hours: 7 days per week 5:45pm-7am
Serves: Male-identified adults

Porch Light Youth Shelter
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call Janus Youth Access Center at 503-432-3986
Hours: 7 days per week 8:45pm-8:45am
Serves: Displaced youth ages 14-24

Harry’s Mother Runaway Shelter
738 NE Davis Street, Portland 97232
Intake: Call 503-233-8111
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Youth ages 9-17

The following year-round day centers are available:

First Baptist Church
224 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Mondays 1pm-6pm
Serves:  Unrestricted
St Henry Catholic Church
346 NW 1st Street, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Tuesdays 1pm-6pm
Serves: Primarily serves individuals (men and women)

East Hill Foursquare Church
701 N Main Avenue, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Thursdays 1pm-6pm
Serves: Unrestricted

Zarephath Ministry
507 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in for warm meal
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-1pm, Sunday 2pm-3pm.
Serves: Unrestricted

Day Center at Bud Clark Commons 
650 NW Irving Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-280-4700 for more information
HoursMonday-Friday 7am-6:45pmSaturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pm
Serves: Adults experiencing homelessness or very low-income adults

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland 97204
Intake: Walk in or call 503-227-0810 for more information
Hours: 7 days per week 9am-8pm
Serves: Female-identified adults
St Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in or call 503-234-2028
HoursMonday-Friday 10am-7pmSunday noon-5pm
Serves: Unrestricted

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-432-3986 for more information
HoursTuesday/Thursday/Sunday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Ages 18-24

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in or call 503-231-9334 for more information
HoursMonday-Saturday 7am-6:30pm
Serves: Individuals and families

Catholic Charities Housing Transitions Program
2740 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland 97202
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-1pm
Serves: Homeless women age 21 and older without children in their care

Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-0746 for more information
HoursMonday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30amSaturday 9am-11am
Serves: Individuals and families

New Avenues for Youth (NAFY)
314 SW 9th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Call the Access Center at 503-432-3986 to be screened
HoursMonday/Wednesday/Saturday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland 97218
Intake: Walk in or call 503-288-8177 for more information
HoursMonday-Friday 3pm-5pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Serves: Homeless adults

P:EAR
338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-6677 for more information
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-2pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24 who are homeless or in transition

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-248-6364 for more information
HoursMonday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30am-4pm, Wednesday 8:30am-3:30pm
Serves: Serves single women and women with children

Please call 211info with questions regarding other shelter and transportation resources. Call the Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 for assistance related to behavioral health concerns. Mental health clinicians can provide direct phone assistance to individuals experiencing mental health crises, including escalated symptoms of agitation, anxiety, depression, psychosis, dangerousness to self or others, substance use, etc.

Troy Hammond
Chief Operating Officer
211info
503-416-2620 desk
503-504-9867 mobile
troy@211info.org               

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

No Severe Weather Alert tonight

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NO Severe Weather

After reviewing the forecast for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, we do NOT anticipate issuing a Severe Weather Notice for tonight or likely through the rest of the week.

Severe Weather triggers are as follows:
1.    Forecasted temperature or wind chill 25°F (-3.9°C) or below

2.    Forecasted snow accumulations of 1.0 inch or more sticking to the ground in most locations
3.    Forecasted temperature at or below 32°F (0°C) with driving rain of 1.0 inch or more overnight

Nonetheless, weather conditions will be challenging for those who are sleeping outside. 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 and by texting "pdxshelter" to 898211. To access the interactive shelter map, click here.
As a reminder, the following winter shelters are available:

Columbia Shelter
401 SW Washington Street, Portland 97204
Intake: Reserve a spot by either calling 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or walking in to the Transition Projects Day Center Monday-Friday 7am-6:45pm, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pm (650 NW Irving Street)
Hours: 7 days per week 7pm-6:30am throughout winter season
Serves: Individuals and couples age 18 and older, with priority for age 55 and older, those with disabilities, and veterans

Peace Shelter 2
333 SW Park Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Reserve a spot by either calling 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or walking in to the Transition Projects Day Center Monday-Friday 7am-6:45pm, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pm (650 NW Irving Street)
Hours: 7 nights per week 7pm-6:30am throughout winter season
Serves: Individuals who identify as male, age 18 and older, with priority for age 55 and older, those with disabilities, and veterans

Dignity Village Warming Shelter
9401 NE Sunderland Avenue, Portland 97211
Intake: Walk in or call 503-281-1604
Hours: 7 days per week 8am-10pm when temperatures are 40°F or colder or during heavy rains
Serves: Adults 18 and older

St Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Tuesday, January 17 10am until Wednesday, January 18 7pmServes: Individuals and couples age 18 and older, pets allowed

The following year-round shelters are also available:

Human Solutions Family Center
16015 SE Stark Street, Portland 97232
Intake: Walk in for intake (preferably between 9am-9pm) or call 503-477-9724 for information.
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Homeless families with children (any combination of adults with one or more minor children) and pregnant individuals in their third trimester

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-906-7690 for information. Additional beds available for winter shelter
Hours: 7 days per week. Entry to year-round beds 5:45pm, winter beds 8:30pmServes: Male-identified adults

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in
Hours: 7 days per week 5:45pm-7amServes: Male-identified adults

Gresham Women’s Shelter
16141 E Burnside Street, Portland 97233
Intake: Dial 2-1-1 to be added to a callback list when the list is open. The list is currently open.
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Female-identified adults

Porch Light Youth Shelter
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call Janus Youth Access Center at 503-432-3986
Hours: 7 days per week 8:45pm-8:45amServes: Displaced youth ages 14-24

Harry’s Mother Runaway Shelter
738 NE Davis Street, Portland 97232
Intake: Call 503-233-8111
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Serves: Youth ages 9-17

Harry's Mother Runaway Shelter East
510 NE Roberts Avenue, Gresham 97030
Intake: Call 503-912-3423
Hours: Reception Center: Wednesday/Thursday 6pm-1am, Friday/Saturday 6pm-2am. Case management to connect to youth shelter: Monday-Friday noon-8pm.
Serves: Youth ages 9-17

The following year-round day centers are available:

Day Center at Bud Clark Commons 
650 NW Irving Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-280-4700 for more information
HoursMonday-Friday 7am-6:45pm, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 8am-3:45pmServes: Adults experiencing homelessness or very low-income adults

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland 97204
Intake: Walk in or call 503-227-0810 for more information
Hours: 7 days per week 9am-8pmServes: Female-identified adults

First Baptist Church
224 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Mondays 1pm-6pmServes:  Unrestricted

St Henry Catholic Church
346 NW 1st Street, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Tuesdays 1pm-6pmServes: Primarily serves individuals (men and women)

East Hill Foursquare Church
701 N Main Avenue, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Thursdays 1pm-6pmServes: Unrestricted

Zarephath Ministry
507 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham 97030
Intake: Walk in for warm meal
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-1pm, Sunday 2pm-3pm.
Serves: Unrestricted

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-432-3986 for more information
HoursTuesday/Thursday/Sunday 1pm-6pmServes: Ages 18-24

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in or call 503-231-9334 for more information
HoursMonday-Saturday 7am-6:30pm
Serves: Individuals and families

Catholic Charities Housing Transitions Program
2740 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland 97202
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-1pmServes: Homeless women age 21 and older without children in their care

Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-0746 for more information
HoursMonday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am, Saturday 9am-11amServes: Individuals and families

New Avenues for Youth (NAFY)
314 SW 9th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Call the Access Center at 503-432-3986 to be screened
HoursMonday/Wednesday/Saturday 1pm-6pmServes: Youth ages 15-24

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland 97218
Intake: Walk in or call 503-288-8177 for more information
HoursMonday-Friday 3pm-5pmServes: Youth ages 15-24

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pmServes: Homeless adults

P:EAR
338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-6677 for more information
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-2pmServes: Youth ages 15-24 who are homeless or in transition

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-248-6364 for more information
HoursMonday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30am-4pm, Wednesday 8:30am-3:30pmServes: Serves single women and women with children
Call the Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 for assistance related to behavioral health concerns. Mental health clinicians can provide direct phone assistance to individuals experiencing mental health crises, including escalated symptoms of agitation, anxiety, depression, psychosis, dangerousness to self or others, substance use, etc.

Troy Hammond
Chief Operating Officer
211info
503-416-2620 desk
503-504-9867 mobile
troy@211info.org