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Severe Weather Shelters will close July 10

Severe Weather Shelters will close July 10, 2024 at 9 a.m.
Media release

As forecasted temperatures improve, Washington County will close severe weather shelters Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. For housed and unhoused individuals looking for ways to cool off during the day, including available cooling centers and Access Centers for people experiencing homelessness, visit Stay Cool Washington County

Until inclement weather shelters close, unhoused people seeking shelter should present in person at the locations listed below:

  • 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

A huge thank you to our shelter operators, Project Homeless Connect, Just Compassion and Open Door HousingWorks staffing support, who have dedicated many hours to preparation, staffing shelters, coordination meetings, transportation and more over the last week. Without them, these life-saving shelters would not have been possible.

We would also like to thank our outreach partners at Open Door, Greater Good Northwest, New Narrative, Forest Grove Foundation, Project Homeless Connect, IRCO, HomePlate, and Just Compassion for connecting with unsheltered individuals, providing pertinent information and transportation to shelter.

With the support of our partners, we served between 30-50 people on any given day through our severe weather shelters and anticipate serving as many as 70 people tonight.

While temperatures are forecasted to improve, please continue to check on your neighbors. If you encounter someone whose life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned during hot weather call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and request a welfare check.

Washington County will continue to provide roughly 440 beds of shelter to people experiencing homelessness. To get on the waitlist for shelter, call Community Connect at 503-640-3263 or email [email protected].