Warming center won’t reopen tonight
ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Roseburg Warming Center will not reopen Wednesday, March 1.
Efforts are underway to enable Onward Roseburg to open a temporary overnight warming shelter as soon as possible, said warming center operator Kimetha Stallings, founder of Onward Roseburg.
Onward Roseburg has arranged to use a building owned by Adapt at 406 Winchester Ave. as the warming center’s new location. The building is the same one that was used last winter when the warming center first opened in Roseburg.
“Onward has secured the building and is working as quickly as possible to get ready for the next opening,” according to Stallings.
Volunteers and those needing overnight shelter can watch for announcements from the City or check out the Facebook page, “Roseburg Warming Center by Onward:” https://www.facebook.com/Warming.Center.Onward.
Local nonprofit organizations including the United Community Action Network (UCAN) and other community partners are rounding up supplies for unhoused people, said UCAN Executive Director Shaun Pritchard.
The Roseburg Rescue Mission offers overnight shelter at 752 SE Pine St. all year.
More information about possible future openings of the warming center will be provided as that information becomes available.
Posted by RoseburgAdmin