Seasonal Winter Shelters may be open in addition to Severe Cold Weather Shelters that may be activated when a Severe Weather Notice is issued by the Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS).

The criteria used to determine a Severe Weather Notice in Multnomah County and the corresponding opening of emergency warming centers are:
-Temperatures forecast at 25°F or below OR
-Forecasts predict at least an inch of snow in most areas OR
-Overnight temperatures forecast at 32°F or below, with at least an inch of driving rain OR
-Other conditions, including severe wind chills or extreme temperature fluctuations
Eligibility: Unrestricted
Hours: Winter shelters are open throughout the winter season, and severe weather shelters may be activated during times of severe weather between November 1-March 31 each year.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • 211 Main phone
  • 898211 Text Short Code Text PDXSHELTER to receive updates during severe weather
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call or visit website for information on year-round, winter and severe weather shelters, donations, and shelter volunteering locations.

Visit website to sign up to receive email and/or text notifications when a Cold/Severe Weather Advisory is declared in Multnomah County.
FEES: None
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
  • Cold Weather Advisories
  • Community Shelters
  • Extreme Cold Warming Centers
  • Extreme Weather Shelters
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