A collaborative effort of local churches, businesses, foundations and the
Washington County Community.
The SOS Shelter is a 90-day homeless shelter open during the winter months providing shelter and services to those 18 years and older. Currently SOS provides a monthly meal the second Wednesday of each month from 5pm-8pm, dinner served at 6:00pm.
If you live in Washington County please call Community
Connect at 503-640-3263 for additional resources. If you do not live in
Washington County call 211 to receive assistance in locating a shelter near
you. You can also visit http://www.co.washington.or.us/homeless
resources on extreme weather shelters open in the area.
at Orenco Station serves homeless men, women and couples without children
during the coldest months of the winter. The shelter provides a safe, warm
place to stay overnight. During the winter months of December, January
and February the shelter remains open for 90 consecutive days. In order to best serve our homeless
friends, the SOS Shelter operates as an enrollment program. This means that
once you are "enrolled" into the shelter you have
a guaranteed bed until the shelter closes. The only way to lose your
spot is to miss two consecutive nights or two nights in a 7 day period. Upon arrival
the shelter welcomes guests and volunteers and require both to sign in for the
evening. Later in the evening a warm dinner is served along with other
resources available. In the morning a breakfast is provided. The
shelter is hosted at Sonrise Church, Hillsboro and is made possible by the
support of over 200 volunteers from 36 area churches and by members of the
greater Washington County community. Volunteers are vital to shelter operation
and perform various tasks such as checking-in guests, preparing the evening
meal and serving as evening and overnight hosts.