Cold weather homeless shelters stay open for fourth night



Cold weather homeless shelters stay open for fourth night

People who are homeless will not be turned away from three locations for the fourth night in a row.

The cold snap has triggered nonprofit service provider Transition Projects and the city-county Joint Office of Homeless Services to keep 320 extra beds open for people who need to get out of the cold.

The number of people who use the beds continues to grow as the freezing temperatures continue. Tuesday night, 225 people used the severe weather beds. That is double the number of Sunday -- the first night they were open.

Cold weather gear is also urgently needed. This year, there were fewer donations than usual and now that meager supply is running low as outreach workers help people on the streets bundle up.

If you need shelter, visit:
  • Bud Clark Commons, 650 N.W. Hoyt St. in Portland, from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday;
  • Imago Dei, 1302 S.E. Ankeny St. in Portland, from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday;
  • Sunrise Center, 18901 E. Burnside in Gresham, from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

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