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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Homeless Community Liaison

Homeless Community Liaison

Stephanie Herro was hired on August 15, 2019, as the Portland Police Bureau's first-ever Homeless Community Liaison.  In this new role, she is the primary interface between the Police Bureau and the homeless advocacy community, including social service, governmental or law enforcement agencies. The Liaison is charged with developing an action plan for police response to the homeless community and collaborates with the Bureau's Training Division to develop ongoing training for officers regarding contemporary best practices for communicating, policing, and providing services to the unsheltered community.

 Twitter: @HomelessLiaison

Resources

The Liaison is not a direct responder to the community regarding the issues around those in the homeless community. The City's One Point of Contact online reporting system provides a single place to report issues surrounding urban campsites. This system provides a wide range of services based on the reports community members file online. The system is designed to provide a rapid response to complaints and concerns, and allows the City to centralize the information collection process. Use the link provided or call (503) 823-4000 to contact them directly.

Individuals looking to find health and human services in the City, should call or text 211, which can connect people with food and rental assistance, parenting resources, maternal and child health services, utility assistance and more.

SHELTERS

City Team Ministries (men only)
526 SE Grand Avenue • 503-231-9334

Portland Rescue Mission (men only)
111 W Burnside Street • 503-906-7690

Wy’East Shelter (men only)
1415 SE 122nd Avenue • 503-490-0285

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Day shelter
1435 NE 81st Avenue • 503-232-2031

West Women’s & Children’s Shelter
Women fleeing domestic violence
503-224-7718 or west.womens@gmail.com

Lents Family Shelter (women/children)
2-1-1 or 503-222-5555

New Avenues for Youth Access Center
Ages 15-24
314 SW 9th Avenue • 503-432-3986

Outside In Access Center (ages 18-24)
1132 SW 13th Avenue • 503-432-3986

Gresham Women’s Shelter
971-339-2987

Laurelwood Center Shelter
Women, couples, 55+, adults with disabilities
6130 SE Foster Road • 503-280-4776

Walnut Park Shelter
18+, people with disabilities, 55+
5329 NE MLK • 503-280-4700

Warming Shelter Information

FOOD SERVICES

St. Francis Dining Hall
Meal service, closes 6 p.m.
330 SE 11th Avenue • 503-234-2028

Sunshine Division
Pantry, food boxes, food bank, clothing
687 N Thompson Street • 503-823-2102
12436 SE Stark Street • 971-255-0834

Francis Center
Food boxes, clothes
6535 SE 82nd Avenue • 503-775-6784

 

HOTLINES

All purpose information and referral
2-1-1

Multnomah County Crisis Line
Mental health concerns
503-988-4888 • 1-800-716-9769

Women’s Crisis Line (Call to Safety)
1-888-235-5333

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Hygiene & Sanitation Service Organizations