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 our night shelter for families with children experiencing homelessness. It 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 two 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 families with children experiencing homelessness. 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.


I definitely feel better about myself since coming to PHFS. I feel more confident and have better self esteem. It’s helped my daughter out as well.
— Natasha, Single Mother of One