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It is the fourth year for the shelter, which the city and Just Compassion of East Washington County operate at the Beaverton Community Center between November and March. It is open Thursdays, and on weekend days if temperatures are at freezing and there are sufficient volunteers to run it.

COURTESY CITY OF BEAVERTON - Beaverton Community Center at 12350 S.W. 5th St., which houses a severe weather shelter. The shelter opens Thursday, Nov. 7. It is open Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. the next day through March 26, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when temperatures are forecast to be at or below freezing and there is sufficient volunteer capacity to run it. This year is its fourth.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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