Homelessness

Homelessness

The Luis Palau Association encourages you to partner with your local city and community agencies to serve our homeless population.

For shelter openings in the metro area, dial 211 or 503-222-5555 to access the 211info Information and Referral System. Shelter information is available online at www.211info.org.

“I’m proud of the response from our community to the ongoing issue of student homelessness within our school district, in particular the efforts of the Palau organization to raise funds throughout the faith-based community,” said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. “It’s exciting to watch the start of a new shared housing pilot program that will give our youth a safe haven. I’d like to commend the Palau organization for their innovative partnership with the Beaverton School District and the City of Beaverton to meet this challenge and find homes for our homeless students.”

Community Connections

  • Bridgetown Inc.

    Bridgetown Inc.
    Bridgetown Inc. serves Portland’s homeless community under the Burnside Bridge through Night Strike, a weekly gathering to give meals, clothing, and haircuts.

  • Cityteam

    Cityteam
    In Portland, Cityteam is providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, clean clothing, recovery programs and other essential care to the city's homeless population.

  • Family Promise
    The Family Promise program provides an ideal solution for family homelessness because it is easily replicable and flexible enough to address the needs of each community.
  • Good Neighbor Center

    Good Neighbor Center
    Good Neighbor Center is a 36-bed facility serving up to 9 families at a time for six weeks, providing three meals a day for Portland families in need of shelter.

  • Human Solutions

    Homeless Solutions
    Human Solutions works to help ensure that homeless and low-income families have the tools and resources they need to build pathways out of poverty.

  • JOIN

    JOIN
    JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. 

  • Life Change for Women & their Children
    LifeChange for Women & Their Children will provide safe transitional housing, nutritious meals, counseling services, childcare and more. This will allow women to build healthy, new, productive lives and help to break generational cycles of poverty, homelessness and abuse.
  • New Avenues for Youth

    New Avenues for Youth
    New Avenues for Youth offers programs and services that
    empower homeless youth to exit street life.
  • Portland Homeless Family Solutions

    Portland Homeless Family Solutions
    Portland Homeless Family Solutions’ mission is to provide temporary shelter to homless families with children, and access to transitional resources to help families achieve self-sufficiency. 

  • Portland Rescue Ministry

    Portland Rescue Mission
    Portland Rescue Mission has a tireless commitment to breaking the cycle of homelessness, and give a hot meal, a warm shower, a safe bed and a welcoming smile.

  • Project Homeless Connect

    Project Homeless Connect
    Project Homeless Connect seeks to increase access to services for the homeless and engage the community in finding a solution for homelessness.
  • Second Home

    Second Home
    Second Home is a community response to the difficult problem of providing housing for unaccompanied, homeless youth while they attend Beaverton high schools.

  • Shelter at Orenco Station

    Shelter at Orenco Station
    The Shelter at Orenco Station serves the homeless during the coldest months of the winter giving them a safe, warm place to stay overnight.

  • Transitional Youth

    Transitional Youth
    Transitional Youth actively works to reduce youth homelessness in the Portland area. 

  • Union Gospel Mission

    Union Gospel Mission
    Dedicated to “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict, and loving our neighbor,” Union Gospel Mission has been serving the homeless, the hopeless and those in need consistently since 1928.