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SAFES will change service offerings

Effective July 31, 2019


Transition of The Salvation Army Female
Emergency Shelter in Portland



Portland OR (June 18, 2019) - The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter, known as SAFES (30 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204), will be changing its service offerings at the end of July 31, 2019.

Julie Sullivan-Springhetti, Multnomah County Communications Director shares, “The Salvation Army has long partnered with our community to provide critical services. We appreciate that they continue to provide shelter for women experiencing domestic violence and others as the Joint Office of Homeless Services works to transform our entire shelter system.”

The Salvation Army shares the city's commitment to caring for the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness in Portland.

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Contact: Alexa Morris / Alexa.Morris@usw.salvationarmy.org

About The Salvation Army Portland

Since 1886, The Salvation Army Portland has provided help for the most basic needs of local Portland Metro residents without regard to race, creed or social status. The Salvation Army’s services include programs that help people transition from crisis to safety and stability—365 days a year. Last year, The Salvation Army services assisted over 80,000 youth, adults and seniors across the Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County. Learn more at portland.salvationarmy.org

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Client Information

Dear SAFES Participant,   

The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) will be changing its service offerings effective July 31, 2019. SAFES no longer qualifies as a vendor for the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS). As a result, SAFES will no longer offer Day or Overnight Services effective on July 31, 2019. Women previously receiving Day and Overnight services at SAFES will begin to be served by other programs, as negotiated by JOHS.

As we transition, June 12, 2019 we are closing the wait list and will only be accepting police and crisis referrals from now until July 29, 2019.

At the SAFES site, we will continue to offer access to transitional housing in our Safe Harbor Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program.

Beginning June 17, 2019 the JOHS Homeless Community Assessment Team will begin to meet with you to assist you in your placement in the Portland Metro area.


Becky O’Neil McBrayer
Executive Director

Joshua Groesz
Divisional Social Services Director

Major Nancy Dihle
Divisional Commander

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