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Homeless Resources

Information about shelters, including Severe Weather Shelters when active, and other resources for homeless persons and families.

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 [email protected]

Bridge Shelter

The Bridge Shelter program offers short term stays to individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are working to secure permanent housing. These programs use former hotel rooms to create safe and stable temporary shelter while providing onsite staff to support people living in the programs with housing and resource navigation, behavioral health needs and more. 

Each program is operated by a community-based partner who works in coordination with the greater system of care to connect guests from unsheltered housing to permanent housing as quickly as possible. Washington County currently operates 100 bridge shelter rooms.  

Winter Shelters [November 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023]

The Winter Shelter Program operates from November 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, to provide life-saving emergency shelter. Until Washington County increases year-round shelter capacity, winter shelter capacity is critical to keeping people safe from the winter elements. 

For shelter resources located in Washington County, please contact Community Connect at 503-640-3263 or speak with your housing case manager to be connected. 

Severe Weather Shelters 

Washington County provides additional overnight shelter capacity during severe weather to provide life-saving respite. Shelters are activated in response to extremely cold or hot temperatures, snow, and other emergency weather conditions. 

If someone outside is unsheltered and whose life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned during extreme weather call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and request a welfare check. 

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 pilot Encampment Management Program. It will run through the summer of 2023 to improve homeless camp management coordination across County departments and with our partners.