Over the summer, PHFS is working to remodel our Lents Campus so we can welcome families this fall. We are focusing on trauma informed space design and color palette, and our driving principles are to build dignity, restore power, and promote autonomy.
Research shows that shelters with trauma informed architectural and interior design actually help people heal through the crisis of homelessness and lead to better outcomes for the people who live in shelter.
Because of this, we are making sure all of our furniture, linens, and kitchen ware match our trauma informed design. As such, we will only be able to accept donations of new items that match our trauma informed color palette. Learn more about trauma-informed design!
help furnish our apartments!
Families will moving into the apartments at the Lents campus on August 26th! Because our trauma-informed space won't be ready at this time, we are seeking temporary donations to furnish the apartments while we continue space placing. We are seeking the following items as soon as possible:
- Couches (4)
- Love Seats (4)
- Coffee Tables (4)
- Kitchen Tables (4)
- Kitchen Chairs (24)
Once we transition the apartments to our new trauma-informed furnishings, we will donate these items to Community Warehouse so families moving back into permanent housing can benefit from them!
Contact Emma@pdxhfs.org if you have furniture to donate! Thank you!
temporary hold on in-kind supplies
In-kind donations help provide our families with everything they need to stay healthy and happy while they are guests at our shelters, and assist them in the process of overcoming barriers and securing permanent housing. They’re a crucial part of our support system and we couldn’t support our families without them.
However, because of our upcoming transition, we are temporarily stopping our regular in-kind donations. Once we open the new shelter, we will continue to accept donations of toiletries, diapers, baby wipes, food, paper products, etc. Please follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our plans!
- If you have linens, kitchen ware, or other home goods that you'd like to donate, please reach out to the Community Warehouse.
- If you have clothing that you'd like to donate, please contact the West Women's & Children's Shelter.
Thanks for your understanding, and we can't wait to show you our trauma informed shelter this fall!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Emma Hoyle, Development Director