Help for Families EXperiencing Homelessness

If you and your family are experiencing homelessness, call 211info by dialing 2-1-1 and learn about available services including emergency and transitional housing as well as support services to assist with permanent housing. [More on help for homeless families]

Help for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

If you are homeless, under the age of 25 and looking for shelter, safety off the streets, or other crisis services, please contact 503-432-3986 on a 24-hour basis.

The Homeless Youth Continuum consists of services and supports geared toward helping youth lead safe and healthy lives and become productive members of the community. Services include a 24-hour access and assessment center; alcohol and drug services; emergency and short-term shelter; transitional housing; and related support-services. [More on help for homeless youth]

Runaway Youth

If your child (age 17 and under) has run away from home, and you need crisis intervention or family mediation and reunification services, please call 503-233-8111. Assistance is available on a 24 hour basis.

Runaway Youth Services provide 24-hour, seven-day Reception Center, crisis line, shelter, support services, gender specific transitional housing services are approximately 2,250 youth ages 12-17 who have run away, as well as their families. [More on help for Runaway Youth]

Winter Shelter & Homeless Services

In partnership with other City bureaus, Multnomah County and community partners, the Joint Office of Homeless Services coordinates winter and severe weather shelter and day services for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community.

For the most up-to-date information on winter shelter and assistance, call 211info by dialing 2-1-1. In Multnomah County, the call line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note: The call hours listed above are only during winter shelter. In April they return to 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Help for Domestic Violence Survivors 

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, learn about available resources, including shelter information and Call to Safety (formerly Portland Women's Crisis Line) - a 24-hour helpline providing resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence - at 503-235-5333 or toll-free at 1-800-235-5333. [Click here for more on help and resources for domestic violence survivors]

Find Housing

If you are searching for affordable housing, browse 211.org, a 211info service that helps connect people to affordable housing in the Portland/Vancouver metro area.

Rent Assistance

Please visit 211info for more information.