Shelter's and Homeless Services
Shelters usually operate on a first come/first serve basis until they are full. Some have waiting lists. Many shelters require TB tests. Free/Sliding Scale TB tests are available at: Transition Projects, INC. 650 NW Irving, Portland OR 503-280-4700. Walk-in Hours: MONDAYS and THURSDAYS only, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Visiting 211info.org or calling 211 is the best place to start when seeking shelter resources. 211 maintains shelter resource lists and can provide you with some information about shelter availability and wait list status. For families with children and women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy, 211 will take your name and a specialist will call you within 72 hours to conduct a needs assessment. Individuals assessed to be the most vulnerable are prioritized for placement in shelters. 211 also has an app that contains many community resources, you can download the app for free by searching 211info.
Multnomah County and the City of Portland fund year-round shelters for people experiencing homelessness and those seeking refuge from severe weather events. This interactive map displays all of the shelters distributed across Multnomah County and the City of Portland.
Transition Projects Inc (TPI)
TPI is the largest provider of homeless shelter services in Multnomah County. Contact TPI at 503-280-4700.
- How to Access Shelter and Homeless Services through Transition Projects Inc.
- Transition Projects Shelter List
- Transition Projects Resource Center: offers restrooms, showers, laundry, haircuts, clothing, lockers, mail, ID & Birth Certificates, computer lab, employment assistance, TB screening, Trimet tickets, food box vouchers
Portland Rescue Mission provides food, shelter, restrooms, showers and clothing, mail and nightly chapel services. Information about these services can be found here.
Join - is a homeless service provider organization. They conduct outreach to individuals living outdoors, housing retention services to newly housed households, and they have a day center. The day center provides restrooms, showers, mail services, laundromat vouchers, hygiene items, and clothing. Contact Join at 503-232-2031. They are located at 1435 NE 81st Ave., Portland, OR 97213.
Northwest Pilot Project Shelter Lists