Helpful Info for Anyone Seeking Shelter. Plus a call to action for blankets & coats!

Good Evening Folks,
It’s just a couple of days before the Thanksgiving and there are some people who need you help. Please read the emails below. Warm shelter is available. Donations of blankets and coats are needed!
Happy Thanksgiving one and all.
Katherine Anderson
Severe Weather Alert: 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, as well. However, we will closely monitor forecasts today and tomorrow, and provide an updated announcement on Tuesday.
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. People should call 211infoto be directed to shelter locations.
Service providers who would like to update information on services they offer during Severe Weather Alerts, please call Troy Hammond at (503) 419-8617.
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)
Call 211 or (503-548-0200 or 503-405-7875) to check for availability
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: 7:00 PM – 7:00 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)
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
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.
Can You spare a Blanket… from the folks at 2-1-1
Hello,
We have heard from a number of providers that there is a great need for blankets among the city’s homeless services agencies.
We are calling for donations of washable blankets and coats.
Agencies prefer twin-size blankets that are appropriate for use outside, i.e., not comforters or small throws.
Potential donors should contact agencies for drop-off locations and information, as well as a full list of items needed.

A number of agencies have agreed to accept donations.
     

  • Portland Rescue Mission – 111 W. Burnside, 503.647.7466, www.portlandrescuemission.org
  • JOIN – 1435 NE 81st Ave., 503.232.2031, www.joinpdx.org
  • Transition Projects – 475 NW Glisan, 503.823.4930, see www.tprojects.org for other drop-off locations
  • Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter – 11 NW 5th, 503.227.0810
  • CityTeam Ministries – 526 SE Grand, 503.231.9334
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Winter service coordination is made possible by a $180,000 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, call 211info by dialing 2-1-1. 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 below: For addresses and hours for Winter Shelter and Day Center locations for Adults, Victims of Domestic Violence, Families and Youth, click here.
Katherine Anderson
Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
1081 SE Oak Street
Portland OR 97214
503-823-3432
Visit the Crime Prevention website: www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-4000, or the City’s TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no less than five (5) business days prior to the event.
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