Ainsworth United Church of Christ (AUCC), 2941 NE Ainsworth St., corner of NE Ainsworth and NE 30 th, has organized an Extreme Cold Weather Shelter for the winter months. AUCC currently hosts the HIV Day Center. The shelter is primarily be open to regular visitors at the HIV Day Center. Protocols to protect against Covid-19 will be followed.
The emergency shelter will be open any day that Multnomah County or Portland announce a severe weather activation. The shelter will provide a warm meal and a place to spend the night for up 15 people.
We will have a Director/PIC staff person, but need volunteers to be able to open the shelter, We need at least 2 hosts at all times:
Greet people spending the night and host between 3 and 5 pm.
Host between 5 and 8 pm.
Host overnight starting at 8 pm. Prepare a breakfast for the visitors and cleanup. Make sure all visitors are ready to go by 6:30 am.
Kitchen Food Preparation Volunteer
Prepare a warm evening meal and cleanup
Cleanup all spaces used by shelter visitors when they leave
Clean all the pads and wash all the covers after each use.
Pastor Lynne Lopez, Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 503-284-8767, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Ecumenical Ministries HIV Services Program is a community of clients, staff, and volunteers that strive to address basic needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in a manner consistent with the values of respect, compassion and safety.
The HIV Services program operates a Day Center which offers a place of care, respect, and support for people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The Center provides nutritious meals on-site daily, as well as counseling and a variety of critical support services. HIV Services also provides high quality home-delivered meals to homebound clients through our Daily Bread Express (DBX) program.