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.

  • Laurelwood Center

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

    River district navigation Center

    A 100-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for men, women, and couples in NW Portland. More information about the Navigation Center can be found here.
  • Safety off the Streets (SOS) Shelter

    A 70-bed emergency shelter open 24/7 for women in NW Portland. More information about the SOS Shelter can be found here.

  • Severe Weather Shelters (3)

    Operated at the Resource Center, the Sunrise Community Center in Gresham, and 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 350 people with nowhere else to turn.

  • Walnut park

    An 80-bed emergency shelter for men, women, and couples open overnight in NE Portland. More information about the Walnut Park Shelter can be found here.
  • 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.

  • OTHER Emergency Shelters & Day Services
    for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

    Information regarding other services available in Portland & Multnomah County, Oregon 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. To access these programs, please contact or visit our Resource Center and ask to be placed on the Residential Program waitlist.

    • 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. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents. More information about the Clark Center can be found here.

    • 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. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents. More information about Doreen's Place can be found here.

    • 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. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is expected of residents. More information about Jean's Place can be found here.



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