Shelters

Our programs provide a safe, temporary home and support services for participants during their transition out of homelessness.

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.  Through our shelters and Resource Center, we provide support to individuals at all stages of their journey from homelessness to permanent housing. 

To access these programs, please contact or visit our Resource Center.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

5TH AVENUE SHELTER

A 75-bed seasonal emergency shelter open nightly for men in SW Portland.

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LAURELWOOD CENTER

A 120-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for women and couples in SE Portland.

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RIVER DISTRICT NAVIGATION CENTER

A 100-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for men, women, and couples in NW Portland.

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WALNUT PARK

An 80-bed emergency shelter for men, women, and couples open nightly in NE Portland.

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WILLAMETTE CENTER

A 120-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for women and couples in SE Portland.

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SAFETY OFF THE STREETS (SOS) SHELTER

A 70-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for women in NW Portland.

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Short Term Residential Programs
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The Clark Center (SE Portland)

A 90-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for men offering case management, life-and job-skills training, and support services. Dedicated beds are available to men involved in the Multnomah County community justice system. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.

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Doreen's Place (NW Portland)

A 90-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for men. The program provides case management, life- and job-skills training, and connection to essential support services. Half of this facility's beds are dedicated to U.S. Military Veterans. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.

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Jean's Place (NE Portland)

A 60-bed short-term, housing-focused residential program for women offering case management, life-and job-skills training. Dedicated beds are available for women involved in the Multnomah County community justice system and U.S. Military Veterans. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents.

Severe Weather Shelters

Operated at the Resource Center, the Sunrise Community Center in Gresham, and the Imago Dei Community in SE Portland. Together, these sites can accommodate up to 350 people with nowhere else to turn.
 

These emergency shelters open when:

- the temperature drops to 25 degrees or lower, there is a forecast of an inch of snow or more,

- the overnight temperature is 32 degrees or below

- there is 1" or more of rain