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Washington County activates Severe Weather Shelters

UPDATE 1/14/2024 at 9 am: Washington County continues to provide no-turn-away shelter capacity to anyone in need. Individuals should call 503-846-4722 or present in person at the Hillsboro Salvation Army or Beaverton Community Center location.
Media release

Due to dangerous conditions, Washington County activated severe weather shelters January, 12, 2024 at 2 p.m.  Severe weather shelters are tentatively planned to close subject to improving conditions on January 16, 2024.

Unhoused people seeking shelter should call 503-846-4722 with transportation needs or present in person at one of the locations listed below:

  • The Salvation Army Building, 1440 SE 21st Ave, Hillsboro
  • Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton

Shelters will remain open 24 hours throughout the severe weather event. Hot meals are provided for guests, no one will be turned away, and pets are okay (be prepared to work with shelter staff as locations individual pet policies may vary).

If someone outside is unsheltered and whose life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned during cold weather call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and request a welfare check.

These beds supplement the Washington County emergency shelter program, which currently offers over 400 beds to meet a variety of household needs including families with children, veterans, youth, and medically fragile individuals.

Inclement Weather Shelters may activate beds in coordination with Multnomah County and accept participants when:

  • Forecasted temperature of 25° F (-3.9° C) or below; or 
  • Forecasted snow accumulations of 1.0 inch or more; or 
  • Forecasted temperature at or below 32° F (0° C) with driving rain of 1.0 inch or more overnight. 

Up to date information can be found here:


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