Community Resources at Youth, Rights & Justice

Below is a list of community services for food, housing, immigration, and more.

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NE Emergency Food Prog (EMO)

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

  • 3 to 5 days of nutritious groceries
  • Weekly distribution of food (Boxes valued up to $200 in food)
  • Open Tues, Thurs, Saturday 1-4pm, arrive before 4 pm and you will receive help, please bring something with your name ID, mail, also ideally bring something for your children, insurance info or something from school (no one is turned away due to lack of ID)
  • Provides gently used clothing, provides an initiative which focuses on job training, skill building, exposure to nonprofit services
  • Serves families, unemployed, people with special needs, disabilities or elderly immigrants and refugees, people experiencing crisis

Blanchet House

310 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

  • To-go containers are fine to bring
  • Breakfast 6:60 am – 7:30 am, Lunch 11:30-12:20, Dinner 5:00-6:00pm

Sunshine Division

687 N Thompson St, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 823-2102

  • “Grocery” shopping available
  • Must have one of the following: a dependent 18yo or younger, receive SSC or disability benefits, veterans, over the age of 62, receive SNAP benefits
  • Must bring own bags
  • Emergency Food boxes available if you call non-emergency police, they will drop off a box

Crossroads Food Bank

2407 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
(503) 257-9345

  • No eligibility requirements, just need to have an ID
  • Open Thurs & Fri 9 -12 pm, closed holidays and day after

William Temple

2023 NW Hoyt St, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503)-226-3021 x1298

  • Tues Wed Thurs 10-3pm
  • Shopping style open pantry with healthy food options as well as prepared meals
  • Toiletries available as well
  • Households can visit food pantry 2x monthly

Downtown Catholic Chapel

601 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

  • Open Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Clients may have 1 food box per month at no charge. Bring proof of address

Portland Rescue Mission

111 W Burnside St Portland OR 97209

  • Hot meals breakfast at 7 am dinner at 6pm Mon-Sun
  • Lunch is served Sat & Sun 12:30 PM

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

6220 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

  • Quick emergency housing for families, usually within a few months (helps pay security deposits and up to 12 months of rent assistance)
  • Provides case management to ensure families stay on the right path

Central City Concern

Central City Concern Housing Office, 523 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209 

  • Provides Recovery Housing (clean and sober living)
  • Affordable housing for those recovering from mental illness or hospitalization
  • Affordable housing for recently reunified families & those recently employed to help work toward self-sufficiency
  • Contact housing office for availability for permanent housing; transitional only offered to clients

Hacienda CDC

6700 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97218

  • Provides 9 affordable housing units for low income families
  • Check online for available properties; dedicated to helping families in need → apply online

NW Housing Alternatives

13819 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
General Info: (503) 654-1007 ext. 100
Residential Services: (503) 654-1007 ext. 105

  • Provides housing for low-income (most make $16,000 annually)
  • Connects residents with community resources for psychical and mental health
  • Provides household stability services, opportunity and advancement services, multi-family properties hold financial ed and adult ed workshops as well as youth services

Human Solutions

12350 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236 (Portland Office)
Portland: (503)-548-0200
Gresham: (503) 405-7875

  • Provides low income housing, homeless programs, employment progs & Stability progs via education
  • Houses in E. Portland, Gresham & Fairview
  • Contact listing directly to be placed on waiting list
  • Utility assistance for low-income people; serves Portland and E Mult County

NW Pilot Project

1430 SW Broadway Ste 200, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 227-5605

  • -For seniors only
  • Serves Multnomah County → those experiencing instability, homelessness
  • Provides resources for finding houses, financial assistance with rent & deposits, assistance navigating resources


4150 SW Moody Ave, Portland OR 97239

  • Provides affordable housing to families, food assistance, free home repairs
  • Provides community rooms where people can cook meals, watch movies etc
  • Supports families, veterans and seniors

Porch Light Shelter (Janus Youth Services)

1635 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-5933

  • 30 bed crisis shelter ages 15-23
  • Provides meals, shower and laundry services for 15 nights
  • Almost always full to capacity each night

Bridge House (Janus Youth Services)

4015 SE Madison, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-1702

  • Supervised home for ages 16-20 who meet homeless criteria
  • Also serves pregnant and parenting youth (w/ children under the age of 2)
  • Incorporates resident participation to work towards fulfilling employment and education needs
  • Fill out application, email or return in person

New Avenues

The Joyce N. Furman Building, 1220 SW Columbia St, Portland, OR 97201

  • Provides transitional housing with 30 hour participation in support services
  • Community-based housing to help transition youth into permanent housing
  • LGBTQ housing for homeless members (Unity House) and offers LGBTQ spec services
  • Helps youth recently out of foster care

Outside In

1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

  • Free of cost, serves homeless youth
  • Provides support with education, employment, health care, meals, art, safety on streets, housing, counseling
  • Serves 16-24 year olds

SAGE Metro Portland
1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman St) Portland, OR
(503) 228-4391

  • Services LGBTQ adults through advocacy and education
  • Provides diversity training
  • Housing assistance for seniors
  • Provides playgroups for young kids, after school care, preschool, summer programs for preschool/kindergarten readiness

New Avenues (SMYRC) Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center
Downtown: 1220 SW Columbia, Portland, OR 97201
East: 16570 SE Oak, Portland, OR 97230

  • Safe space for minority (gender) youth 13-23
  • Provides activities like art, music, community organizing, counseling, education, case management, support groups
  • Drop in mental health services; Mondays at downtown location, Wednesdays at East location

Coalition of Communities of Color

221 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 303, Portland, OR
(503) 200-5722
(503)-288-8177 (Leadership #)

  • Represents African, African American, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern, N African, Native American, Pacific Islander and Slavic
  • Bridges: Leadership Development for POC
  • Provides culturally specific leadership development, leadership placement, community networking

Catholic Charities’ El Programa Hispano Proyecto UNICA

(503)-232-4448 Free Support Line

  • Bilingual Support line provides 24hr/7days a week support for interpersonal violence
  • Offers crisis intervention, emotional support, info and referrals for services

Bradley Angle Healing Roots Program

(Black, African American)
24 HR Crisis line: (503)-235-5333
Non-crisis line: (503)-232-1528

  • Culturally specific services for Black and African American survivors of DV
  • One on one support for survivors to create indv. Safety plans
  • Safe space to access resources in the community
  • Support groups
  • One-on-one support for children who have witness DV


(Native American)
(503) 288-8177

  • Works with Native children in foster care by connecting them with community resources
  • Sibling and family nights, community events
  • Requires referral from DHS
  • Pathways to Adulthood is an independent living program for ages 14-24; monthly skills workshops, providers meet with youth to work on employment, education, healthy relationships, housing, transportation etc.
  • Drug and alcohol support for youth (culturally-relevant harm reduction)
  • Homeless youth & housing support

IRCO: Immigrant and Refugee Community

(503) 234-1541

  • Provides family programs through workshops; multilingual and multicultural services
  • Provides families with case management, life skills training, relationship building, anti-poverty assistance
  • Youth services (6+), tutoring, after school activities to prevent at-risk youth from crime, works to ease language gaps
  • Services for kids 0-5, skill building activities, developmental screenings, kindergarten readiness, community referrals

Alberta Kerr

424 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

  • Adult group homes in Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah and WA counties
  • Youth group homes, offers life-skills training for teens 7-18
  • Youth homes work with staff and family members to support the child’s development
  • Matches employers with clients; give job coaching, resume development, job club
  • Art and Learning Studios (PALS) creates space for creative growth

FACT Oregon


  • Provides training for families with children with disabilities (online)
  • Hosts community events for children with disabilities

Swindells Resource Center


  • Resource center for families with children with disabilities, provides online information, resources, education training etc.

De Paul Treatment Center

1312 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

  • 24/7 supervision; group and individual counseling, academic programs, recreation programs
  • Scheduled school, activities, individual counselor, 12 step program used
  • Insurance accepted, co-pays and deductibles, self-pay residents is $350 per day for 30 days
  • Those on OHP treatment is covered
  • Provides familial support as well; group counseling, parenting groups, & help maintaining healthy relationships post treatment

CODA Treatment

Clackamas Outpatient: 10822 SE 82nd Ave. Suite K, Happy Valley, OR 97086
Gresham Outpatient: 18088 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97233
Portland Recovery Center: 1030 NE Couch, Portland, OR 97232
855-SEE-CODA (855-733-2632)

  • Provides medication, community support, behavioral health resources
  • Helps: those we have relapsed, those struggling to maintain jobs, relationships, housing, those in need of stability, pregnant women
  • Need: SSC #, Phone #, OHP or insurance (can pay out of pocket but call for pricing), they treat alcohol, cocaine/crack, heroin, marijuana, meth, opioids and other prescription drugs
  • Walk-in services; priority given to pregnant woman, at Recovery center on 11th

Central City Concern

Blackburn Center, 12121 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216

  • Federally qualified health center providing services for homeless
  • Provides medical care as well as addiction recovery services
  • Alcohol, opioids & meth
  • Counseling, peer support, group therapy and medication supported recovery
  • OHP, Medicare, self-pay (assistance available for patients living on low incomes), some private insurance, assistance for signing up for medicare/OHP, uninsured patients are welcome

Serenity Lane SE

12662 SE Stark, Plaza 125 Bldg A, Portland, OR 97233

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Free consultation, level 1 and 2 intensive outpatient treatment, daytime and evening programs, education sessions, family program, employment services
  • Patient monitoring services
  • Special inpatient services available in N Eugene, clinical assessments, medically manage withdrawal, detox rehab, medication assisted treatment, mental health therapy


1435 NE 81st Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213

  • An organization that provides a day space or “House” Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; services include restrooms, showers, internet access, mail services, phone access, hygiene items, dedicated family area/family shower
  • Created to help families who are transitioning or experiencing homelessness

Mother & Child Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97232

  • Provides help for mothers during and after pregnancy or w/ children ages 0-5 years, all services are free
  • Visit/Intake required, on the 1st, 4th and 5th week of each month during regular business hours; takes 15-30 minutes no longer than 45
  • Pregnancy testing and prenatal vitamins, maternity clothing (up to 7 items each month) provided
  • Education services for caring for the baby and childbirth
  • Counseling and wellness coaching for Moms
  • Client Care Days allow you to access clothes, baby supplies and more (moms 20 weeks +); register online they are 2nd sat 10:45am-11:15am and following Monday 1:30-2pm

Rose Haven

627 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-6364

  • For women only
  • Advocates provided to give resources, referrals, financial aid on a case by case basis
  • Community shelter & space for families and mothers dealing with disruptive situations such as loss of home, job, domestic violence etc.
  • Provides living room, dining room, meals, activities, day shelter & community shelter
  • Once every 30 days women are able to “shop” for free donated clothing for themselves and two of their children
  • They provide complete outfits, a hygiene kit, pair of shoes and an accessory (emergency shopping available as needed)
  • Offers classes on nutrition, support groups, budgeting, yoga, writing, sewing, creative arts
  • Back to school supplies offered in August
  • Meals from 8:30-12 pm and 1-4 pm Mon-Fri, showers, holiday events, diapers

PDX Diaper Bank

  • Provides free diapers and diapering supplies to low-income families with children, older adults and indv with disabilities (provided ONLY through community partners, see online for where you can pick up diapers)
  • Free cloth diapering on a budget classes
  • Visit partner locations to receive diapers, some require appointments or do not take walk-in, some do; call ahead in most cases

Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC)

30 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

  • Emergency help for mental health
  • 16-Bed, secure facility where people can stay for 4-14 days as mental health symptoms stabilize
  • Admissions are voluntary & involuntary
  • Provides basic medical services & prescribing as needed
  • Provides resources for stabilization such as housing, basic needs assistance, care for psychical health
  • Peer support, advocacy and mentoring
  • Contact call center for assistance in locating the proper services for you; operates 24-hours, 7 days a week

Washington County Crisis Line


  • Help available 24/7 for people experiencing a mental health crisis, friends and families concerned can call as well
  • Provides experienced help from counselors with a minimum of a master’s degree
  • Services include face-to-face assessments in clinic (Beaverton), assistance with referrals for ongoing treatment, brief

Harry’s Mother and Garfield House Emergency Shelter (Janus Youth)

738 NE Davis Street, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 233-8111

  • 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter and individual and family counseling ages 9-17
  • Provides a 24 hour youth and family help line which provides immediate support and information and referrals

Unity Center for Behavioral Health

1225 NE 2nd Ave, Portland OR
(503) 944-8000

  • ONLY serves individuals 18 and older
  • 24-hour behavioral and mental health services providing immediate psychiatric help
  • Provides a safe environment for crisis stabilization, intervention, medication management, crisis counseling, social work and family/peer support
  • Unity does provide inpatient care for youth (9 yo-17 yo) and adults

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


  • Free & confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provides referrals for local care and resources for those in need
  • Hotline only, no physical location

Project Respond via Cascadia Behavior Health

Urgent Walk-In Clinic: 4212 SE Division, Suite 100, Portland OR 97206
(503) 988-4888

  • Mobile mental health crisis response team; provides crisis specialized & culturally aware services
  • Helps individuals or families regain a sense of control over their thoughts, feelings, and events
  • Available 24/7
  • Additionally; Urgent Walk-In Clinic available, open 7 days a week 7 AM – 10:30 PM; all welcome regardless of income/insurance

ICS Immigration Law (Non-Profit)

519 SW Park Ave, Suite 610, Portland, OR 97205

  • A non-profit of immigration attorneys who serve low-income immigrants on a variety of issues
  • Download online consultation application or call in, consultations require a nominal fee
  • Services include family unification, protection from persecution, victims of domestic violence, U & T Visas, DACA, support with LGBTQ immigrants, deportation defense, know your rights
  • Services for victims of human trafficking; provides social services advocacy, case management and referral services for survivors. Provides assistance shelter, food, clothes, job training and ESL classes, medical referrals, safety planning

Asian Immigration Services (Fubon Market)

2850 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
(503) 808-9086

  • Asian Immigration services located inside the Asian Mall, Fubon
  • Open 9 AM – 5 PM Mon-Thurs & 9 AM – 2 PM Friday-Sat, closed Sun


10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220
Main #: (503) 234-1541
Legal Services: (503)-235-9396

  • Provides a wide variety for services to help immigrants and refugees become self-sufficient through programming, outreach, education
  • 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services, from employment, vocational training, English language learning, community development, early childhood & parenting education, youth academic support and gang prevention
  • Provides application-based legal services, community education & navigation services & community clinics
  • Legal services include refugee adjustment of status and citizenship, naturalization, VAWA, T & U Visas

SOAR Immigration Services (Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon)

7931 NE Halsey St, Ste 302, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 384-2482

  • A variety of services for Immigrants and Refugees such as providing nutritious meals, affordable housing, social support & integrated services
  • SOAR provides legal services for low-income individuals and families
  • SOAR provides help with applications for US citizenship, asylum, deportation defense, DACA renewals, employment authorization, family-based visas, lawful permanent residency (Green Cards), temporary protection status, U-Visa, violence against women act
  • Translation services for legal documents as well as interpreters for a fee
  • To become a client one must attend a consultation which is on a first come first serve basis; held 4th Thursday of every month 9 AM – 4 PM 7931 NE Halsey St