OCTOBER: HOLIDAY AND WINTER SEASON PREP
It's that time of year again - As the holidays and winter weather are fast approaching and 211info is all hands on deck to ensure that the information we have in our database is accurate and up to date.
During November and December, holiday requests appear in our top 5 referrals. Last year, we made 2,368 referrals through our contact center to holiday assistance programs.
In preparation for the coming holiday season, we would like to know what events, opportunities and/or services that agencies are offering. As the holidays come and go quickly, please be sure to inform us of your holiday offerings right away.
To contact us for holiday assistance in your area:
CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
For those who are using our online database to search for holiday assistance programs, we have created a document that can help.
Winter/Severe Weather Shelter
This year, we’ve already seen the coldest September day in Portland since 1934! So, in the words of Jon Snow, “Winter is coming!”
We are reaching out to shelter providers and requesting that they update us on their winter and severe weather sheltering plans!
If you are a winter/severe weather shelter provider please let us know by emailing email@example.com or calling 503-416-2698.
In Multnomah County, 211info partners with the Joint Office of Homeless Services to provide 24/7 access to shelter information during Severe Weather events. To sign up to receive email alerts when Severe Weather is called in Multnomah County, click here. To sign up and receive text alerts when Severe Weather is called in Multnomah County, TEXT the keyword "pdxshelter" to 898211 (TXT211). And for info on donating and volunteering in Multnomah County during Severe Weather events, click here.