A collaborative effort of local churches, businesses, foundations and the Washington County Community, coming together to serve and house adults experiencing homelessness.

The SOS Shelter is a 90-day homeless shelter open during the winter months providing shelter and services to those 18 years and older. The Shelter is currently closed for the season and will reopen in December. Currently we offer a monthly event on the second Wednesday of each month from 5pm - 8pm.

  If you live in Washington County please call Community Connect at 503-640-3263
for additional resources or 211. You can also visit
for resources on extreme weather shelters open in the area. 


The Shelter 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 500 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 host.

The Shelter at Orenco Station does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, martial status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.