Beaverton Homeless Shelter
About the Beaverton Homeless Shelter
The Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter (BSWS) was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter. The primary goal of the shelter is to ensure that no-one dies from exposure to the elements due to lack of housing in Beaverton. The shelter provides space for 30 adults to sleep and 3 meals a day.
A permanent year-round shelter currently in development will increase the stability provided to individuals experiencing homelessness, and provide a critical link for transition to housing. The community has long identified this need, which is listed as a priority in the Beaverton Community Vision (#34) and the city’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan (HL 1.6) and is anticipated to open in winter 2022.
The Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter will close on Sun., May 30, 2021. The shelter will reopen in November 2021 for the winter season at the Beaverton Community Center, check this site for updates.
- Referral for adults 18+ in need of shelter should contact Community Connect at 503-640-3263 or visit www.co.washington.or.us/homeless.
- Adults experiencing homelessness can receive referral services, showers, and meals at the Just Compassion Resource Center: Monday-Thursday 10 am-2 pm at 12280 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard.
Thank you to more than 100 volunteers that provided their time and energy to the Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter – more than 7,500 hours of time have been provided to serving meals, staying overnight to assist guests, and helping with set-up and check-in each day! This shelter has been consistently supported by our community, with donations, volunteers, and referrals for folks in need.
No opportunities or donations needed at this time, check back for updates.
- Learn more about Emergency Shelter provided during COVID-19 with a report by Community Action (March-May 2020)
- Learn more about the Washington County Local Implementation Plan for the Supportive Housing Services Program
- For updates on the Community Services Program and homeless shelter, subscribe to our Email List.
- “Beaverton extends its shelter through May 31 in coronavirus crisis” - Beaverton Valley Times 3/30/20
- “Beaverton’s severe weather shelter opens for season” - KATU 11/7/19
- “Giving shelter” - Beaverton Valley Times 4/5/17
- “New severe weather shelter opens in Beaverton” - OregonLive 1/15/17