At 211info, we get calls from around Portland from people needing emergency shelter because they’re afraid of freezing to death at night. And more often than not we make a referral to The American Red Cross warming center.
The temperature with wind chill is expected to reach 19 degrees on Saturday night, January 4, 2014, and 20 degrees on Sunday night, January 5, 2014. Winds and precipitation are not expected to be a significant factor, although the winds will pick up late on Sunday night.
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.
The Father’s Heart will be open Wednesday night, December 11, 2013 as we experience one more night of below freezing temperatures.
Doors open at 7pm. Adults and families welcome. No pets allowed. Hot meal and beverages served and breakfast in the morning. 603 12th Street in Oregon City. Take the #79 bus to the Oregon City Transit Center, and walk to 12th & Washington. 503-722-9780.
Forest Grove United Church of Christ will be opening their shelter beginning Friday, November 22, to provide a hot meal and shelter to homeless individuals and families with children. Doors open at 7pm.
The extreme cold weather is forecasted to continue through early next week. If you would like to donate to these shelters, please contact them directly - they could use socks, gloves, coats, sleeping bags, and financial support to offset the heating and utility bills to operate their shelters.
Below is the complete Washington County shelter list:
The National Weather Service forecasts that the wind chill factor will be below 25 degrees beginning Wednesday evening, November 20, 2013 and that it is expected to last through Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Severe weather shelter in Portland will be OPEN Wednesday through Saturday in response to the weather.
Severe weather shelters
Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at Imago Dei Church
1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE)