Winter Shelters

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Sunday at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, across the street from Lithia Park.

Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Calvin Hall, corner of Siskiyou and Walker.

Tuesday at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, across the street from Lithia Park.

Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second Street between Main St and Lithia Way.

Thursday at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, across the street from Lithia Park.

Shelters operate between November and April.

Doors open at 7:30pm and are locked at 9:30 pm.

Volunteers who will stay overnight at the shelter are needed! Training will be provided; new volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers.  Pioneer Hall requires a background check.

For more information about volunteering at Pioneer Hall, call John Wieczorek at 541-482-8230; to volunteer at the other shelters, email Heidi Parker at parkershames@gmail.com.

To learn what it is like to volunteer at a shelter, consider this editorial from the Ashland Daily Tidings: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151208/NEWS/151209855

 

Emergency Shelters

If the temperature is predicted to fall to 20 degrees or lower on a night not covered by the above shelters, the city will open a shelter if volunteers and a location are available.  Check notice in City Hall window at 20 N. Main, www.ashlandcert.org, or  www.homelessoptions.org, for location and time.

 

Additional Information about Shelters

Well-trained dogs on leash are permitted in all shelters.

Smoking, alcoholic beverages, drug use, and weapons are not permitted in shelters.

Guests sleep on the floor; little or no bedding is provided.

Shelters do not offer cooking facilities.  Light food and warm beverages may be served.

Guests may leave the shelter at any time after the doors are locked but may not then return that night.

The shelters sponsored by the Presbyterian and Episcopalian churches welcome anyone who is homeless to be a guest.  It is not necessary to be a member of one of these churches in order to volunteer at their shelters.

Pioneer Hall is provided by the City of Ashland in conjunction with the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Temple Emek Shalom. Families and unaccompanied minors are not permitted in city-sponsored shelters.