Homeless Resources

Community Connect

Seeking prevention or homeless assistance? Contact the Community Connect homeless response system. More information is available online or contact:

Call 503-640-3263 | eMail communityconnect@caowash.org


Winter Shelters [Registration will begin November 10, 2021]

For shelter resources located in Washington County, please contact Community Connect at 503-640-3263 or view an informational flyer (English | Spanish), or speak with your housing case manager to be connected.


Day Centers and Other Homeless Resources

Just Compassion of East Washington County

Just Compassion is open 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Showers and laundry are offered on the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Contact Just Compassion for further information.

HomePlate Youth Services - (503) 320-8965

HomePlate is open offers drop-in services and street outreach for young people age 24 years and younger experiencing homelessness.

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

ODCC is open 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, and 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. 

Project Homeless Connect (PHC)

PHC offers outreach services and drop-in daytime services for homeless persons Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Center is located at 363 SE 6 Avenue, Hillsboro (near the 8th Street Max Stop).

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 age 12 to 20 years 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.

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

Encampment Management Program

Over the past few years, Washington County has seen an increase in urban camping and people living unsheltered. To address this, the Board of County Commissioners has approved the creation of a one-year Encampment Management Program. It will run through the summer of 2022 to improve homeless camp management coordination across County departments and with our partners.