Thursday, February 24, 2011


In addition to the resources listed in our earlier post (see below), transportation is available for anyone who needs assistance getting to a warming center during the cold this week:
Individuals needing transportation to the Red Cross Severe Weather Warming Center can come to the Union Gospel Mission (3 NW 3rd Ave) between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM for fareless access to TriMet busses on normal routes. Buses will drop riders at E Burnside and SE Sandy (two blocks from warming center site). Fareless access to TriMet buses is available only for those gathering at Union Gospel Mission. Red Cross staff will assist individuals requiring similar transportation assistance from the warming center to downtown Portland the following morning.
For additional 9information please call 211 by dialing 2-1-1 within the Portland metro area.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Severe Weather Alert: The National Weather Service predicts temperatures between 34-33° along with winds gusting to 14 miles per hour beginning Tuesday night 2/22 and a snow accumulation of 1 inch by morning 2/23. These conditions are expected to persist with low temperatures around 30° overnight Wednesday 2/23.

Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info, reached by dialing 2-1-1.

211info will be available to identify available shelter and warming center resources between 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Multnomah County callers may also contact 211info between 6:00pm and 10:00pm Monday to 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 are available:

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: Any combination of adults with children under 18 or women who are IN THEIR 3RD TRIMESTER OF THEIR PREGNANCY.

Women’s Winter Warming Center:
Call to make reservation 24 hours per day or stop by the Transition Projects office at NW 5th & Glisan Monday - Friday, 8:30am-7:30pm. 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; 7:30 PM check-in for guests with disabilities
Serves: Only 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: Only single men

Portland Rescue Mission:
111 W Burnside St., Portland Oregon
This is a walk-in facility.
Dates: seven nights a week
Hours: 8:30 PM - 5:30 AM, check-in on site
Serves: only single men, up to 136 people

Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center
Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at the Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE), Portland
Dates: evenings 2/22/2011 - 02/23/2011
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
3 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-274-4483
Dates: evenings 2/22/2010 – 02/26/2011
Hours: 9:30 PM – 6:00 AM
Serves: Up to 50 people

The following expanded day center service is available during the Severe Weather Alert.

St. Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, 503-234-2028
Adding additional hours to accommodate Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center clients
Dates: 2/22/2010 – evening of 02/23/2011
Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:45 PM
Serves: Men & Women

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


February 20, 2010

Janus Youth Programs and Yellow Brick Road invite YOU to our upcoming community training this Sunday, February 20th. The training is free and open to the public but seating is limited so please R.S.V.P. for location. 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. There is no obligation to volunteer to attend. This week's training will include updates on the 2011 Street Count, Roadmap Home, and our community's response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). We will be viewing the short video 'Making A Girl' and the Dan Rathers special 'Pornland'. Vegetarian lunch and coffee will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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