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Below are fast-breaking news items.

211 is getting the word out that many organizations in the Tri-County Portland Metro Area are looking for clothes and other items to help people experiencing homelessness. They say you should contact the organization before dropping off your donation.

Anyone in need of shelter services can dial 2-1-1, toll-free, to be referred to a shelter. 211info is available 24/7 in Multnomah County for families seeking shelters. 211info is open 8am to 6pm Monday - Friday in Washington and Clackamas counties. 

Homeless people need:


Adult socks

Adult men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes)



Drop donations off Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm. Otherwise call (503) 232-7052 ext 204.


1435 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

 Janus Youth Programs

Folks can bring donations to the Janus Youth administrative offices located at 707 NE Couch Street, Monday- Friday 9am-5pm. Over the weekend they can call the Access Center at (503) 432-3986 between 8am and 6pm to arrange a delivery to our downtown shelter building.

They’re most in need of blankets, sleeping bags, warm hats and warm gloves (preferably in darker colors).

 Street Roots

Street Roots vendors are in need of little hotties hand warmers. 

You can drop them off at:

211 NW Davis St. 
Portland, OR 97209-3922


M-F 7:30-3
Sat 7:30-2
Sun 7:30-11

 Transition Projects

TPI is in need of coats—particularly larger sizes and sleeping bags.

Contact information: 650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 280-4700

 The Washington County Shelter Network

If you would like to donate to these shelters, please contact them directly - they could use socks, gloves, coats and sleeping bags. 

Forest Grove United Church of Christ

Safe Place Shelter

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Rolling Hills Community Church

 Father’s Heart Street Ministry Winter Shelter

In need of gloves, men’s jeans, thermal underwear, sleeping bags, hygiene items (i.e. razors, deodorant) cold cereal, juice and men’s and women's underwear.

Drop off at The Father’s Heart Tues-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm, and as long as we are open at night for warming center, 5pm-10pm. 603 12th Street, Oregon City. 503-722-9780


Sister Simone Campbell visited Oregon last week to take part in several events including a conversation with Gov. John Kitzhaber and first Lady Cylvia Hayes about poverty, prosperity and economic justice.


The Eastside Human Services Forum, Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee and the City of Bellevue have secured a site for the temporary Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men. The groups worked together with several partners to identify and lease a portion of a Sound Transit-owned site at 1899 120th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue.



Your Neighborhood! Your Voice! This Rosewood Initiative Community Center event gives you the opportunity to weigh in on housing in the metro area. The meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at 16126 SE Stark St. in Portland.


The public is invited to discuss current and future Library services with City Librarian Marcellus Turner from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Lake City Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.


In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23, Share will host their second annual 'Hungry & Homeless in ClarkCounty: Get the Facts' on Tues. Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room. Event is free to attend and open to the public; register on-line at sharevancouver.org. 


Multnomah Youth Commission's Youth Against Violence Committee is looking for youth 13 to 21 to help prevent violence in our communities. Youth Against Violence will organize the 3rd Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence for March 2014.


PugetSoundOff.org is hosting the 2nd Annual Youth Voices Against Violence Audio Contest. 


The African American Alliance for Homeownership will hold the 15th annual African American Homeownership Fair from 10am -3 pm Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Legacy Emanuel Hospital atrium, 501 N. Graham St., Portland. 


Experts, including Van Jones, say global warming may not be reversible

Today, there's a consensus among experts in the scientific community not only that global warming is occurring, but that man-made climate change might not be reversible. Meanwhile our inept politicians continue to pass around the hot potato in the face of readily-observable phenomena like receding glaciers and the melting of the polar ice caps.


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