Friday, April 18, 2008

SEVERE WEATHER CALLED FOR APRIL 18th-20th!

Severe Weather has been called in Multnomah County for the following nights: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 18-20th. This means no one seeking shelter will be turned away this weekend. TB cards will be waived due to expected freezing conditions. Agencies may also have some ability to provide hotel vouchers to families with children needing shelter or for medically frail adults who cannot otherwise access the emergency shelters below:

Youth/Young Adults to Age 21:

Janus Youth Programs operates both crisis and short-term shelter year-round. There is often room in their crisis shelter so please refer male, female and transgender youth who are under 21 to this service. Please contact Street Light Shelter at (503) 432-3986 or (503) 222-5933 (after 11pm). Janus Youth Shelters are located at located at 1635 SW Alder, Portland. Youth and Young Adults, age 18 and older, are also welcome at the Adult Shelters, including the Severe Weather Shelter Sites for Adults.

Women Only:

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
Ankeny Entry at Harbor Light Site (2nd and Burnside) (503) 731-3942. Space for 12 additional single women via mats on the floor in the day space during severe weather. Day space open 7am to 11pm daily. Shelter open 7:45pm to 7:00 am daily. No pets or carts. Not disability accessible due to steep stairs.

Men Only:

City Team Ministries
526 SE Grand Avenue (503) 231-9334. Space for 10 additional single men via mats on the floor in the main room during severe weather. May also be open during the days during severe weather. Typically there is a $ 4 per night charge, which includes sleeping space and a meal. No pets, and limited space for belongings. Accessible location

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W. Burnside (503) 227-0859. Space for 70 additional single men via mats on the floor in the lobby, may also be open during the days during severe weather. No pets, and limited space for belongings. Accessible location.

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