Homeless Resources

Community Connect

Seeking prevention or homeless assistance? Contact the Community Connect homeless response system. More information is available online at click here or call:

Community Connect 503-640-3263

 

Severe Weather Shelters

In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the current Shelter Activation List below, or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone or (503) 222-5555 from a cell phone, or visit 211 Info online.

Current Severe Weather Shelter Schedule

 

Day Centers and Other Homeless Resources

Washington County Family Shelter Network administered by Community Action - (503) 640-3263

Community Action offers a variety of assistance for homeless families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Safe Place for Youth - (503) 542-2389

Safe Place serves youth in Washington County, up to age 19, who are in need of a place to stay and help from our trained staff. Youth may be experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless because of instability in their own homes. Safe Place also serves youth who need to spend a period of time away from their home and family to address behavioral issues with the help of our specialized staff.

HomePlate Youth Services - (503) 320-8965

HomePlate is Washington County's only non-profit provider of drop-in centers and street outreach for young people experiencing homelessness.

Open Door Counseling Center (ODCC) - (503) 640-6689

ODCC offers drop-in daytime services for homeless persons including hot meals, showers, laundry, phone and mailbox use.  Emergency food boxes and other services are also available. 

Just Compassion of East Washington County

Just Compassion  The Day Center provides homeless persons with a lunch, a safe place to rest, socialize and resource materials on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Showers and laundry are offered on the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Unity Laundry in Tigard.  Contact Just Compassion for further information.

211 Info - 2-1-1 or (503) 222-5555

211 Info is an Information and Referral services that connects people in Oregon and Southwest Washington with community resources.

Campsite and Solid Waste Resources

Metro provides resources in partnership with local governments and law enforcement agencies to cleanup and investigate dumped garbage on public properties across the Metro region. These programs include the Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) program and a new Trash Bag Collection pilot project working with homeless campers.  To report an illegal dump site call 503-234-3000 or online at oregonmetro.gov/ridpatrol