Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter

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Just Compassion partners with the City of Beaverton to operate a severe weather shelter. The Beaverton Severe Weather shelter was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter.

The shelter is open every Thursday night and during inclement weather from Nov. 1 to March 31. With the opening of this project, our friends without homes in East Washington County will have shelter for seven nights of the week. See the shelter cards for a list of the operating days and location. The Beaverton shelter serves up to 30 adults and is located at the Beaverton Community Center, across from the Beaverton Library at 12350 SW Fifth St.

Looking for ways to support the shelter? We can’t open without enough volunteers! If you are 18 years of age or older, fill out the PDF form and submit it to Megan Cohen at the City of Beaverton (, or use the online form. Volunteers will receive training and support, and find a welcoming community of other great people.

Each night of the week during the winter season, the severe weather shelters throughout Washington County offer homeless adults a safe sleeping space and a hot dinner with traveling food in the morning. Shelters are open on a rotating basis in Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Forest Grove.

Tigard St. Anthony SWS, Beaverton Shelter, Tualatin Rolling Hills SWS, Forest Grove Old Town Church and Sonrise SWS in Hillsboro may open additional nights during inclement weather.