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resource guide

Street Roots,  a comprehensive guide to resources available for the homeless

Fiscal Tiger, a resource guide for those living in poverty


homeless shelters
in portland

Burnside Shelter,  111 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 906-7690. Meals, shelter (men), clothing and showers for overnight guests, restrooms, recovery program with life skills assistance.

Central City Concern, 232 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 294-1681,
Employment, housing and healthcare

City Team, 526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, (503) 231-9334, Meals, shelter (men), showers (men), recovery program (men)

New Avenues for Youth, 1220 SW Columbia, Portland, Oregon 97201, (503) 224-4339, Housing, job and education assistance for youth

Northwest Pilot Projects, 1430 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97201, (503) 227-5605, Housing assistance for seniors

Portland Rescue Mission, 503-MISSION (647-7466),

Portland Homeless Family Solutions, 1221 SW Yamhill, Suite 210, Portland Oregon, 97205, (503) 915-8306, Two family night shelters and one family day shelter with meals, laundry, showers, permanent housing support

Shepherd’s Door is a community of single women and women with children (ages 10 and under) who participate in New Life Ministries at Portland Rescue Mission.

Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086, (503) 794-3200, Shelter (women and children), recovery program (men)

Sisters of the Road, 133 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 222-5694, Meals, job training

Transition Projects, 475 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 823-4930, Shelter (men, women), housing assistance, food, clothing, showers, laundry, Showers, restrooms, job and education assistance

Union Gospel Mission, 3 NW 3rd St, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 274-4483, Clothing, meals, shelter (single men, single women), recovery program (men and women)



Donna Beegle, founder of Communications Across Barriers, For over two and a half decades, Communication Across Barriers (CAB), a national and international gold standard consulting firm has been serving professionals and entire communities on breaking the cycle of poverty in America.