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 is the only shelter for families experiencing homelessness on the west side of the Willamette River and is one of only three family shelters in all of Multnomah County.

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 are operating emergency winter family shelter for 75 moms, dads, and kids that will run from December 11 through April 30, 2018. The shelter is located at Congregation Beth Israel

We were asked to open a winter shelter by the City & the County because there is significant need in the community; the family shelter system is completely full and has no capacity for new families. For the first time since PHFS has existed, there is no shelter in Multnomah County where families can go to sleep inside tonight.  PHFS is stepping up with Congregation Beth Israel to meet a critical need this winter so families have a warm and safe place to sleep indoors. 

You can help us make this new shelter a success! 

  • Volunteer to help run the shelter: Bring food for dinner, come play with kids, or help keep the night running smoothly. Email to get started! 
  • Donate these supplies: Hygiene supplies like soap & shampoo, tooth paste & brushes, and deodorant, breakfast and snack foods, blankets and flat twin sheets, pillows and pillow cases, and warm winter coats. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm at the Congregation Beth Israel Office: 1972 NW Flanders St. 97209. Contact with any questions. 
  • Give a financial contribution: The County & City are funding the operation of the shelter, but they aren't providing funding to help families from shelter move into housing. Help us end homelessness by donating money that we can use to help families in shelter get back into homes - and stay there. Donate here!

We always say it takes a village to raise a family, and we are going to need you - our village - to help make this shelter successful.

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