Monday, January 16, 2012

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: JANUARY 16th & 17th!

Severe Weather Notice is in effect in Portland, Oregon: The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures of 32 degrees and a high likelihood of snow starting at 4am on Tuesday (1/17) and these conditions are expected to persist through Wednesday (1/18) at 10am. Sleeping outdoors in this weather can be dangerous! Anyone seeking shelter information can dial 2-1-1 to receive direction. During this severe weather episode, 211info will be open for phone inquiries daily between 8:00am and midnight. Additionally, shelter information is available 24/7 at www.211info.org. In addition to existing year-round and winter shelter facilities, the following warming center facilities are available:

Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center (only open when a Severe Weather Notice is issued):
Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at the 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: Monday, January 16th - Tuesday, January 17th
Hours: 9:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths

Family Winter Shelter (formerly Family 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
Serves: Families with children under 18 and women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy

Women’s Winter Shelter:
Check in at Transition Projects, 650 NW Irving,
Mon-Fri 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat/Sun 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or call 503-280-4700 to check availability.
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7:30 PM - 7:00 AM
Serves: Single women

Men’s Winter Shelter:
Located at Salvation Army Harbor Light, SW 2nd and Ankeny,
This is a walk-in facility. Call 503-239-1259 for information.
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Serves: Single men

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
This is a walk-in facility.
Dates: Monday, January 16th - Tuesday, January 17th
Hours: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM
Serves: Families, single adults, and youths

The following expanded day center services are available during the Severe Weather Notice:

Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish
601 W Burnside Street, 503-228-0746
Provides hot beverages, some snacks and movies
Dates: As of 11am on 1/16/12 confirmation has NOT been made that this facility will be available during this weather event.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Serves: Adults

Union Gospel Mission
15 NW 3rd Avenue, 503-228-0319
Provides hot beverages, some snacks and television
Dates: As of 11am on 1/16/12 the Mission Director indicates that they do not have the volunteer capacity to open the day center on 1/16/12. They are working to get volunteers to open up on 1/17/12 and will confirm one way or another later today.
Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Depending on severity of weather may be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Serves: Adults

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

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