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Multnomah County opening severe weather shelters; no one will be turned away

The first severe weather shelter of the season will be opened on Thursday as temperatures take a dip.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Editor's note: The video above is from October 2019 when cold weather shelters opened.

Multnomah County will be opening the first of its severe weather homeless shelters on Thursday as nighttime temps dip well below freezing.

More than 2,000 beds will be open, including 325 severe weather beds which will open on Thursday night.

From the night of Thursday, November 28 through Friday, November 29 shelters will be open at the following locations:

  • Bud Clark Commons (650 NW Irving, in Portland)
  • Imago Dei (1302 SE Ankeny, in Portland)
  • Sunrise Center (18901 E Burnside, in Gresham).

For information about which shelter is open and for arranging rides to a shelter if you or a loved one is in need of one call 211 or head to 211info.org. Houseless families with children are particularly encouraged to call 211 if they need transportation for a shelter.

If you are looking to help you can volunteer at a shelter or donate cold-weather clothing. More information can be found at 211info.org/donations.

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