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 [November 15 through March 15]
Due to the COVID pandemic, the Winter Shelter operations in Washington County, Oregon changed to an enrolled program providing a daily bed. The shelters will no longer accept "walk-in's" and will require prior registration in the Winter Shelter program. Winter Shelters will serve adults age 18 and older. Families with minor children are encouraged to contact the Family Shelter Network at 503-640-3263.
The shelter capacity is 165 beds located at six shelter sites, with new referrals from the Shelter Registration Wait List provide as persons exit the shelter system for other shelter and housing options. Washington County will notify persons of bed availability based on date/time of registration for Winter Shelter Beds (see link above).
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 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 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 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.