Winter is here and the weather is getting cold. Do you need a safe place to warm up?
Local governments and nonprofit organizations offer additional shelter beds for men, women, and families during the winter months (November-March), with extra accommodations available when winter weather is particularly severe.
The Rose City Resource has severe weather and winter shelter listings for the Portland area, with telephone numbers and addresses for each shelter. For more up-to-date information, take a look at 211info's Winter News Headquarters, which provides lists of winter shelter resources for Multnomah and Washington counties. Shelters and warming centers that accept pets are noted in 211info's list. And, you can always call 2-1-1 (toll-free from most phones) to get a list of shelters and warming stations.
If you are part of a family with children under 18, take a look at the Multnomah County Department of Human Services' Oct. 30th news post listing warming centers and shelters for families.
Find even more information on winter-related help in Joanna M.'s post on Getting and giving assistance this winter.
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