As temperatures drop, warming shelters heat up
If you live in Canby and need to get out of the cold, there's no warming place you can go for the night, but Molalla's is open.
Canby does have a couple of places to warm up during the day. The Canby Adult Center is open for warming from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with hot coffee. It is closed weekends. Denny's Restaurant is open daily prior to 10 p.m. for people who need to warm up for an hour or two with no obligation to buy.
There's also a daytime warming center at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd. It's open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m.
In extreme cold, it may extend the hours. Service animals only, no pets allowed.
Molalla, however, has a warming center at 209 Kennel Ave. open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. when temperatures are low, with decisions to open made by noon. It features hot drinks, a hot dinner and sleeping mats or cots.
The only other center in the county is the Clackamas Service Center at 8800 SE 80th Ave. It's open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for anyone seeking shelter. Pets are welcome.
Those centers open at night are always seeking volunteers. Volunteers help sign in guests, call emergency responders in the event of an emergency, such as fire and prepare and or serve hot beverages and/or food. Volunteer hours typically are divided by shifts through the night.
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