The Joint Office is also continuing its crisis street outreach efforts, working with mutual aid groups and its contracted outreach providers to distribute cold weather gear.
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Outreach teams will continue to bring gear to vulnerable unsheltered neighbors tonight and throughout the winter as conditions require.
Severe winter weather shelters open for a third consecutive night Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday. No one will be turned away.
Warming shelters to open 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24; shelters will stay open as long as thresholds are met
Warming shelters to open 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23; shelters will stay open as long as thresholds are met
Pending cases are in addition to confirmed exposure death on Christmas Day
Anyone seeking alternative shelter options and other social and health services should dial 2-1-1
Volunteers needed overnight at Mt. Scott and East Portland Community Centers and the Oregon Convention Center
Four severe weather warming centers, including the Oregon Convention Center, East Portland Community Center, Mt. Scott Community Center and Reynolds High School, will open at 7 p.m. Friday.
Departing guests at shelters will be provided TriMet passes and cold-weather supplies
One person has died during the extreme cold; no additional cases are pending
This week, that lifeline is even more urgent with frigid temperatures forecast into the new year.