Shelter

PHFS has a rich tradition of providing compassionate, supportive shelter to families experiencing homelessness every night of the year.

Goose Hollow Family Shelter

Goose Hollow Family Shelter is located at the First United Methodist Church of Portland.

Open since 1994, Goose Hollow Family Shelter has all the comforts of home. Families have private sleeping spaces, meals and snacks, showers, laundry, storage, games and toys, computers with internet and printers.

Thirteen Salmon Family Center

Thirteen Salmon Family Center is our day shelter for the families staying at Goose Hollow Family Shelter. It is located at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland.

Open since 2009, Thirteen Salmon provides meals and snacks, showers, books and games for kids, computers with Internet and printers, connection to mental health services and Domestic Violence advocacy, and many more services.

Family Winter Shelter

We operated an emergency winter family shelter for 75 moms, dads, and kids that will ran from December 11, 2017 through April 30, 2018. The shelter was located at Congregation Beth Israel

We were asked to open a winter shelter by the City & the County because there was significant need in the community; the family shelter system was completely full and had no capacity for new families. PHFS stepped up with Congregation Beth Israel to meet a critical need last winter so families had a warm and safe place to sleep.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors who helped make this shelter possible!   

We felt safe at PHFS. We enjoyed getting to know the staff and volunteers, and spending time with the other families and kids.
— Victoria, single mother