Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Please see our revised updated post below for warm places to go during the current cold front that has hit Portland this week. Bundle up out there! We are expecting more freezing temperatures tonight and Portland has declared another severe weather night.

Monday, November 22, 2010


The National Weather Service predicts very cold temperatures with accumulating snow will begin the afternoon of Monday November 22, 2010, with predicted snow accumulations of up to an inch or more in the Portland area. Though snow is expected to taper off before midnight, overnight lows may drop to the low-20s. At this time, it appears that severe weather conditions may persist through Tuesday night. YBR will closely monitor forecasts today and tomorrow and provide updates as the week progresses

Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info by dialing 2-1-1. 211info will be available to identify available shelters and emergency warming center resources between 8:00am and 10:00pm Monday through Friday and between 8:00am and 10:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to existing year-round and winter shelter facilities, the following warming center facilities become available during severe weather:

Family Winter Warming Center:
12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland Oregon
(on Halsey near 126th Avenue)
This is a walk-in facility
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM, check-in on site
Serves: Families with children under 18

Women’s Winter Warming Center:
Check in at Transition Projects, 475 NW Glisan, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to reserve a space for the night. Call 503-823-4930 to check availability. Only for single women, up to 70 people.
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:45 PM - 6:45 AM
Serves: Single women

Men’s Expanded Shelter:
Located at Salvation Army Harbor Light, SW 2nd and Ankeny, between 7:30pm and 7:30am. Call 503-239-1259. Provides seating and hot beverages. Only for single men, up 70 people.
Dates: seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:30 PM - 7:30 AM
Serves: Single men

Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center
(only open when a Severe Weather Alert is issued):
Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at the Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE), Portland
Dates: November 22 & 23, 2010, open 9pm each day
Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM, check-in on site
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths; Pets allowed; some space for carts; accessible location (main floor)
Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
Dates: November 22, 2010
Hours: 9:30 PM – 10:00 AM
Serves: Adult Males, up to 60 people

The following expanded day center services are available during the Severe Weather Alert.

Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish
601 W. Burnside Street, 503-228-0746
Provides hot beverages, some snacks and movies
Dates: November 22, 2010
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Serves: Adults, up to 100 people
Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
Dates: November 22, 2010
Hours: 9:30 PM – 10:00 AM
Serves: Adult Males, up to 60 people
Please call 211 with questions regarding other shelter and transportation resources.

Winter service coordination provided by 211info is made possible by a grant from the Portland 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.

For the most up-to-date information on shelter or assistance, contact 211info by dialing 2-1-1 or accessing http://211info.org/. In Multnomah County, the call line is open from 8am and 10pm, Monday through Friday; and between 8am to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
For additional resources, please click on the link below:
For addresses and hours for Winter Shelter and Day Center locations for Adults, Victims of Domestic Violence, Families and Youth, click here.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


November 28, 2010

Janus Youth Programs and Yellow Brick Road invite YOU to our upcoming community training on November 28th. This training is free and open to the public but seating is limited so please R.S.V.P. for location. Our free YBR trainings are a great way to learn more about issues of youth homelessness in our community and the many ways you can get involved and make a difference with Janus Youth Programs. Vegetarian lunch and coffee will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Please R.S.V.P. for location at