Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter

About Severe Weather Shelter

The Beaverton Severe Weather shelter was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter. The shelter is operated by Just Compassion of East Washington County.

Volunteer sets up bed at severe weather shelter.

Details about opening

This year, in coordination with Washington County the BSWS will be expanding its services and will be one of the three confirmed shelters in Washington County for the winter. The BSWS is anticipated to open for ~120 days straight from Nov. 15, 2020 through March 2021 at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th St.) as a 24/7 shelter in partnership with Just Compassion of East Washington County.

Due to COVID, this season will be different in the following key ways:

  • BSWS will no longer be first come, first served: Shelter guests must be enrolled through an outreach worker.
  • People can be enrolled at the shelter but may not be guaranteed a spot that night
  • All staff onsite will be hired: In order to meet health and safety guidelines and expanded operational needs of the shelter this year, BSWS will not be utilizing volunteers. All positions will be hired staff of Just Compassion.

Referral for Shelters

  • Referral for adults 18+ and older in need of shelter could be enrolled by contacting Community Connect at 503-640-3263 or visiting, www.co.washington.or.us/homeless. Families can access the countywide Family Shelter Network by calling 503-640-3263 number.

Volunteer sets up bed at severe weather shelter.

Washington County Shelter Resources

For an updated list of open severe weather shelters in Washington County, contact 211 info or look at the Shelter Activation List available online: www.co.washington.or.us/homeless.

Learn more about Emergency Shelter provided during COVID-19 with a report by Community Action (March-May 2020)

How to Help

We do not currently have any volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers at Beaverton severe weather shelter.

Please note: we are not accepting donations at this time. Please do not drop them off at the Community Center since it is not regularly staffed. Thank you!

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