Beaverton opens severe weather shelter on Thursday, Nov. 7
Beaverton will open its severe weather shelter for the season on Thursday, Nov. 7.
The shelter is at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. Fifth St. It will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Thursdays through March 26, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays if temperatures are forecast to be at freezing or below and there is sufficient volunteer capacity to run the shelter.
The shelter can house a maximum of 30 adults on a first-come, first-served basis.
This season is the fourth for the shelter, which is run jointly by the city and Just Compassion of East Washington County. It began in January 2017.
In its third year of operation from November 2018 through March of this year, the shelter was open 31 nights — 22 Thursdays and nine severe weather nights — and accommodated 771 stays by 179 individuals. Volunteer hours totaled 1,400 by more than 60 people. The average was 25 people per night; about 75% of the total were men and 25% women.
The shelter is part of the Washington County Coordinated Response Plan.
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