City of Salem – 12/18/19 4:14 PM
Salem, Ore. – Our primary concern is public health and safety of all our residents, including our unsheltered neighbors. Through four churches in our community, the Salem Warming Network opens its doors to the unsheltered in our community when the temperature outdoors reaches 32 degrees or lower. On Dec. 9, Salem’s City Council authorized more than $200,000 to open two of the existing warming shelter locations beginning Jan. 1 through the end of Mar. 2020. With this funding, ARCHES expects to provide additional beds to those experiencing homelessness in our community by keeping warming shelters open with a combination of new hires and volunteer support.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances within the First Presbyterian Church community, we understand that the church does not have the capacity to provide ongoing shelter from January through March. First Presbyterian Church remains a valued community partner and is committed to operating its warming center at 32 degrees or lower.
Staff are rapidly exploring other sites for shelter operations by reaching out to other churches in the warming shelter network and looking at other buildings as possible options for a 90-day nightly operation.
To help those in need, including our unsheltered neighbors, you can give your time at a shelter or meal site, your change, or food and personal items to groups and organizations helping those in need in our community.
No matter the size, your contributions will go the furthest towards making a difference by donating through these established organizations, you can play an integral role in improving the lives of individuals, while helping your community. Donate today to support these charities in our community.
Services and referral to housing for those experiencing homelessness
615 Commercial St NE, Salem
Safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
605 Center St NE, Salem
Salem churches working together to help people in need
636 State St, Salem
Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Transitional housing for children and families
1055 Edgewater St NW, Salem
Emergency housing and support for young adultes
625 Union St NE, Salem
Emergency housing and support for young adults
1143 Liberty St NE, Salem
Emergency food distribution
1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE, Salem
Medical care and transitional programs
335 Belmont St NE, Salem
Shelter for women and children
5119 River Rd N, Keizer
The Salvation Army Family Services Building
Social services organization
1977 Front St NE, Salem
Shelter for families experiencing homeless
1820 Berry St SE, Salem
345 Commercial St NE, Salem
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Non-profit working to fund more shelters
455 Bliler Avenue NE, Salem