Emergency warming shelters offer homeless people a warm place to escape severe winter weather
Clackamas County supports a network of severe weather warming centers for homeless people on nights when the weather is expected to be dangerously cold. They open when the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). They may also open when other conditions like wind or flooding make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous.
Each shelter site decides by 10 a.m. if it will open.
For the most up to date information, visit 211info, a website and phone service for community resources. 211 can also help connect people who need transportation to their nearest shelter.
Homeless emergency shelters by city
|Canby Adult Center
1250 S. Ivy Street, Canby 97013 map
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; unavailable on the weekends
|Canby: Denny’s Restaurant
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013 map
Prior to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday
Available for those needing to warm up for an hour or two. No obligation to buy.
|Damascus Community Church
14251 SE Rust Way, Damascus 97089 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; unavailable on the weekends
|Sunnyside Foursquare Church
13231 Southeast Sunnyside Road,
Happy Valley, OR 97015 map
|Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego 97034 map
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, closed on weekends
|Annie Ross House
2316 SE Willard Street, Milwaukie 97222 map
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays
Currently providing day services for families with children experiencing homelessness on a walk-in basis. Services include information and referral, personal hygiene, diapers, food, showers, laundry, access to telephone and computer to look for housing. Services may also include information and advocacy, assessment of housing barriers, assessment for homeless and housing services in Clackamas County through Coordinated Housing Access, guidance with looking for affordable housing.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Call, preferably by 5 p.m., to reserve a space. Not able to accept walk-ins.
Serves unhoused families with children under the age of 18. If severe weather persists into the daytime, the shelter will remain open. Provides warm beverages, food provisions as available, hygiene/personal care items as needed and bedding/cots for the night.
Limited capacity for pets, inquire when reserving a space.
|Milwaukie Ledding Library
10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie 97222 map
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
|Molalla Adult Community Center
315 Kennel Street, Molalla 97038 map
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
|Molalla Warming Center
209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla 97038 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Decisions to open are made by noon. Hot drinks, a hot dinner and sleeping mats or cots are provided.
|North Clackamas (diversion site)
Check in with Clackamas Service Center for location, hours and bus tickets
Serves individuals and families. Available when temperatures or wind chill are predicted to be 33 degrees or lower or when other conditions such as accumulated snowfall or high winds make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous. Decisions to open are made by noon. Hot drinks and sleeping mats are provided.
|Father’s Heart Street Ministry
603 12th Street, Oregon City 97045 map
6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Line up starts at 6:45 p.m. and service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors are locked at 10 p.m. Hot drinks, food and sleeping mats or cots are provided.
No animals are allowed.
|Sandy City Hall
39250 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
|Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
|Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055 map
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
|Hoodland Public Library
24525 E. Welches Road, Welches 97067 map
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday, closed Sunday
|Wilsonville Community Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
|Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070 map
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
The library may extend hours in extreme cold. Call or check the library’s website for updated open hours. Service animals only, no pets.