A Cooling Shelter will be opening today, Monday July 11th. The Shelter will be located in the GRESHAM Room of the Ashland Public Library (UPDATED FROM THE GUANAJUATO ROOM) located at 410 Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland. The Shelter will be open from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM. Service animals will be allowed but must be kept on leashes. The shelter will be staffed by community volunteers who have requested that guests be mindful of other's health needs, therefore masks will be provided on site. Donations of water
are welcomed and will be accepted at the shelter location during hours of operation.
During the upcoming extreme weather event the City will be offering some additional resources to help citizens stay safe and find relief from the extreme conditions.
The Ashland Police Department will have water bottles available to those in need. Officers will carry additional water bottles with them and will be looking for opportunities to assist those that might be vulnerable heat exhaustion or could benefit from some proactive assistance. Fire Station 1 will have water available for those in need.
The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department provides information about how to find respite in the parks during extreme heat. Those resources can be found here: Find Respite in a Park
For more information please contact Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist at email@example.com or 541-552-2043.