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Washington County Provides No-Turn Away Shelters for heat wave on 7/5/2024 at noon until inclement weather ends

Due to dangerous conditions, Washington County has activated severe weather shelters for anyone seeking shelter through the summer weather event.
Media release

Due to dangerous conditions, Washington County has activated inclement weather shelters that will open their doors to anyone seeking shelter during the heat wave. These beds supplement the Washington County emergency shelter program, which currently offers 440 beds/rooms to meet a variety of household needs including families with children, veterans, youth, and medically fragile individuals.

  • Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington St, Hillsboro, OR
    Accessible via TriMet route numbers 57, max blue line
    Shelter Operator: Project Homeless Connect
  • Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR
    Accessible via TriMet route numbers 52, 76, and 78
    Shelter Operator: Just Compassion

Shelters will remain open 24 hours throughout the severe weather event. Meals are provided for guests, no one will be turned away, and pets are okay (be prepared to work with shelter staff as each 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 the hot weather call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and request a welfare check.

If forecasted weather continues to require activation of the Inclement Weather shelters, up-to-date information can be found here:

Learn more about heat safety here: