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Winter Shelters

Providing lifesaving shelter and support for people living outside during the winter months.

Washington County opens additional Severe Weather Shelter Capacity 1/28/2023 at 2 p.m. until inclement weather ends.

Due to dangerous weather conditions, Washington County has activated inclement weather shelters that will open their doors to anyone seeking shelter through the winter weather event. Unhoused people seeking shelter should present in person at the locations listed below:

Shelters will remain open 24 hours throughout the severe weather event. Hot meals are provided for guests, no one will be turned away, and domestic pets are okay (be prepared to work with shelter staff as locations individual pet policies may vary). To help someone obtain transportation to a shelter location, please call 503-846-4722.

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.

For additional information about the program, please contact [email protected].

Winter Shelter

The Winter Shelter Program has historically operated between November and March to provide life-saving emergency shelter. Until Washington County increases year-round shelter capacity, winter shelter capacity is critical to keeping people safe from the winter elements. 

From November 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023 Washington County funded four winter shelter sites throughout the County for youth, individuals, and families. Locations include the Hillsboro Cloverleaf building, the Beaverton Community Center, and motel vouchers for families and medically fragile individuals. 

To access shelter and housing resources, contact Community Connect (our coordinated entry system to receive services) at 503-640-3263 or email communityconnect​@caowash.org

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.