Washington County: Severe weather shelters to remain open through frigid temperatures

Release date: 02/23/2022
Sponsored by: Housing Services Department

Expanded shelter capacity in Hillsboro and Beaverton to remain open until further notice

Washington County has activated severe weather shelters to provide expanded emergency shelter capacity during frigid temperatures. The shelters will remain open until conditions improve.

Severe weather shelters are located at:

The Salvation Army Building, 1440 SE 21st Ave, Hillsboro
Accessible via TriMet route number 57

Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton
Accessible via TriMet route numbers 52, 76, and 78

Severe weather shelters are activated when weather conditions create an immediate danger for people living outside. The shelters operate on a "no-turn-away" basis and pets are accepted. Hot meals are provided.

Neighbors may help someone obtain transportation to a shelter location by calling 503-846-4722. To request a welfare check in Washington County, the public may call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111. If someone’s life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1.

Up-to-date information about severe weather shelters in Washington County can be found at: wcor.us/SevereWeatherShelter.

Media Contact:

Emily Roots, Public Affairs Administrator