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


Winter Shelters

The Winter Shelter operations in Washington County have changed in 2020/2021 due to the COVID pandemic.  The shelters will no longer accept "walk-in" clients and will require prior registration/enrollment in the Winter Shelter program.

Beginning in mid-November through March, Winter Shelters will be open daily to provide overnight shelter in five (5) shelter hubs located throughout the county.  The shelters will serve adults age 18 and older. 

*Families with children are encouraged to contact the Family Shelter Network at 503-640-3263.

To register (sign-up) for Winter Shelter beds

For Shelter Resources located in the Metro-region and throughout the State of Oregon 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.


Day Centers and Other Homeless Resources

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, Wednesday and Thursday 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.

HomePlate Youth Services - (503) 320-8965

HomePlate 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 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 183 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 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.

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