Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter

The shelter is open on Thursday, February 16.

During severe weather conditions, the city may activate free temporary shelter for adults experiencing homelessness. The shelter provides a safe place for community members when temperatures are extreme.

Current Location and Schedule

 
Location: Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW Fifth St.
Hours: Thursday nights from Jan. 12 to Mar. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Intake: Walk in. Check in any time after 5:30 p.m.
Serves: Space for 30 adults (age 18 or older) will be available on a first come, first served basis. Dinner and breakfast is provided.

Additional Hours

 
Additional open hours will occur on any evening when temperatures are at/below freezing and there is sufficient volunteer capacity to support shelter operations.

Open hours and changes to the current schedule will also be posted at the Beaverton City Library.

Other Shelter and Homeless Resources


Washington County
http://www.co.washington.or.us/homeless 

Additional info


Volunteering: We are still in need of volunteers! Fill out the volunteer form and submit it to Marielle McKenna if you would like to volunteer. Volunteers must be 18 or older. There will be no additional training at this time, but if you are interested, you can shadow other volunteers at the shelter and help out! We are really in need of overnight host monitors, which are essential for the shelter to be open.

Host monitors join guests around 6 p.m. when they sit down for dinner, and direct social time after dinner (games, conversation, and referral to local resources). They stay overnight, taking shifts with other hosts to sleep, and monitor the sleeping guests. In the morning, hosts assist in waking up guests, serving breakfast, and helping folks leave the facility before 6:30 a.m. Volunteers having experience in mental health/crisis work are especially appreciated.

Donations: Please do not drop off donations at the shelter. There is a donation bin at the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St). Keep in mind that we currently serve adults 18+ and new items are preferred. We are accepting the following:
  • Bus Tickets, Sleeping bags (large waterproof), Socks (large long tube sock), Boots (waterproof men/women), Winter Gloves (waterproof M, L, XL), Underwear (Men/Women boxer brief adult sizes), Ponchos (waterproof), Backpacks (large waterproof), Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Blankets (light weight cotton hospital blankets).
Food: All of the food is provided by Meals on Wheels, so we are not accepting donations of food at this time.