Beaverton Winter Shelter

About Winter Shelter

The Beaverton Winter 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.


  • Managed by Just Compassion of East Washington County, in collaboration with Washington County
  • Open from Nov. 15, 2020 to May 31, 2021 (24/7)
  • Enrollment required – not first come first served.
  • Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th St)
  • Includes 3 meals a day, showers, housing services, and resource navigation.

Program History / Changes to COVID

  • Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness identified winter shelter as one of three priorities
  • Just Compassion approached the city in Winter 2016 to provide services, history of working with churches in Washington County
  • Beaverton SWS opened January 2017 to adults experiencing homelessness, supported by the Community Services Program
  • Primary goal is to ensure that no one dies from exposure to the elements due to lack of housing in Beaverton during the winter
  • Shelter expanded due to COVID-19 (March 2020) key points:
    • Shift to 24/7 model
    • Staff hired
    • Enrollment process
    • Expanded partnerships (adding shower trailer)

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

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, Families can access the countywide Family Shelter Network by calling 503-640-3263 number.

Volunteer sets up bed at severe weather shelter.

Thank you all who donated during our Donation Day on December 16, 2020!
Due to community support, many of the items needed were fulfilled, and currently we are not needing donations.

If you have questions please email,

How to Help

We do not currently have any volunteer opportunities.