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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
Divisional Social Services Director
Major Nancy Dihle