June 17, 2024

Grants pass Warming Shelter extended through March 9

With overnight low temperatures forecast to be under 30 degrees, UCAN plans to keep the Warming Shelter in Grants Pass open through Thursday, March 9, 2023 (closing at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 10).

The shelter is located at 531 NE F Street and hours of operation will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Intake hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services include food, bedding, and dry storage capabilities. The shelter can accommodate 75 individuals and is low barrier, thus does not require any religious affiliation or drug testing to enter. The shelter will accommodate pets.

The severe weather event declaration issued by the City of Grants Pass in January 2023 allows the use of approved severe event shelter facilities to provide overnight lodging when the temperature is expected to be below 30 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Fahrenheit with additional factors such as precipitation or wind.

The City partners with UCAN to open and operate the severe weather shelter. The shelter is staffed by volunteers coordinated by UCAN. If you are interested in volunteering, here is the link to volunteer. If you haven’t volunteered before, please email gpwarmingshelter@gmail.com for information on volunteering.