Ashland Winter Shelters

Support Ashland’s Winter Shelters:

Send a check payable to “OHRA” (write “Shelter” in memo) to OHRA, PO Box 1133, Ashland, OR 97520

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Ashland Winter Shelter (Opens November 11, 2018)

For the next two winter seasons while we wait for the permanent shelter to be built, the winter shelter is scheduled to open on November 11, 2018. The countdown has begun. Here is what we know now (subject to change)…

  • Length: 22 weeks of Ashland winter shelter (154 nights). This is a 25% increase from last season.
  • Dates: Nov 11, 2018 – April 13, 2019
  • Location: ONE Site Committee and City of Ashland have narrowed down list of dozens of potential sites. Details are being ironed out. We are hopeful to announce the location … very soon… hopefully by September 15, 2018!
  • Capacity: Up to 50 most vulnerable residents (first priority) will have a bed for winter (or until housed).
  • Screening: 100% of guests will complete a required, standardized screening assessment used by Continuum of Care throughout Jackson County, OR. This screening will allow us to provide health and human services and track progress on a path toward self-sufficiency… getting housing, getting jobs and participation in other social services.
    • Screening assessment appointments can be scheduled at the Ashland Community Resource Center (ACRC) and at other locations such as Maslow Project, Kelly Shelter, Hope Village. Starting Sept 18, trained screeners can be scheduled for “off site” assessments, as well.

Important Dates

  • Sept 18 – Start announcing winter shelter screening at Tues/Fri meals
  • Wed, Aug 26 at 5:30 pm — ONE Site Committee (Rogue Valley Church, 2082 East Main Street, Ashland)
  • Weekend of Hope
    • Fri, Nov 2 (spaghetti feed) fundraiser by OHRA
    • Sat, Nov 3 (sleep out) fundraiser by OHRA
  • Nov __ (TBD) – Orientation for Volunteers (will be videotaped and available online)
  • Nov 10-18 – National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) 
  • Nov 11 – 1st night of shelter

NOTE: Training Video Should Be Available By Nov 30.

 

Ashland’s Permanent Shelter (Nov 2020)

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) has purchased property on Washington street for the purpose of building a permanent shelter. OHRA received a grant to conduct a feasibility study of the property. The soonest a permanent shelter would be ready would be Nov 2020.

Ashland Temporary Shelter (Nov 2018- Apr 2020)

There are basically two types of “temporary” shelters in Ashland:

  • Ashland Emergency Shelter (AES): a shelter (likely multi-site) operated during an “extreme weather related emergency” as designated in Ashland City Resolution #2007-11. Basically, this means 20 degrees or below, an emergency as declaration by City. Info is posted around town and online. As soon as notification happens, we send out a request for volunteers by email and text.
  • Ashland Winter Shelter (AWS): a one-site shelter operated from mid-November to mid-April for those who may be most vulnerable to living outside during winter months.  Up to 47 shelter guests will be strongly encouraged to enter into Case Management so that they may “enter on a path toward self-sufficiency.”  (quotation from OHRA’s Mission Statement)

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Support Ashland’s Winter Shelters:

Send a check payable to “OHRA” (write “Shelter” in memo) to OHRA, PO Box 1133, Ashland, OR 97520