What We Do

Emergency Shelters

Living on the streets is tough – mentally, physically, and emotionally. To survive, those experiencing homelessness need access to basic services and safe spaces to be – both during the day and at night. Our Emergency Shelters seek to meet these needs.

  • COLUMBIA SHELTER

    A 100-bed emergency shelter for men, women, and couples open overnight in Southeast Portland. More information about the Columbia Shelter can be found here.


    Hansen Shelter

    A 200-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for men and women in NE Portland. More information about the Hansen Shelter can be found here.


    PEACE 2 SHELTER

    A temporary 60-bed emergency shelter for men, open overnight in downtown Portland. More information about the PEACE 2 Shelter can be found here.


    Safety off the Streets (SOS) Shelter

    A 70-bed emergency shelter open nightly for women in NW Portland.


    Severe Weather Shelters (2)

    Operated at the Day Center and at the Imago Dei Community in SE Portland. These emergency shelters open when the temperature drops to 25 degrees or lower. Together, these sites can accommodate up to 250 people with nowhere else to turn.


    Willamette center

    A 120-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for women and couples in SE Portland. More information about the Willamette Center can be found here.


    Emergency Shelter & Day Services for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

    Information regarding other services available in Portland & Multnomah County, Oregon (2016-17) can be found here.

Short Term Residential Programs

Our programs provide a safe, temporary home and support services for participants during their transition out of homelessness. Our goal is to help residents make this journey in the  best, fastest way possible. The wait time to get into these programs is currently running close to 7 months – an all-time high.

  • Doreen’s Place at Bud Clark Commons (NW Portland)

    A 90-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for men. The program provides case management, life- and job-skills training, and support services. Half of the beds are  dedicated to U.S. Military Veterans. Stays are generally 4-6 months long. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.

  • The Clark Center (SE Portland)

    A 90-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for men. The program provides case management, life-and job-skills training, and support services. This program provides dedicated beds to men involved in the Multnomah County community justice system. Stays are generally 4-6 months long. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.

  • Jean’s Place (NE Portland)

    A 60-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for women. The program provides case management, life-and job-skills training, and support services. This program provides dedicated beds to women involved in the Multnomah County community justice system and U.S. Military Veterans. Stays are generally 4-6 months long. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.



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