A commitment to preventing homelessness

Boys & Girls Aid offers two programs focused on preventing homelessness for youth. If you, or someone you know, is in a situation where there are at risk of housing instability, we are here to help. Our Safe Place shelter is a 24/7 drop-in program where youth can access essential services while longer-term housing is found.


Safe Place

Safe Place serves youth in Washington County, ages 12 through 20, who are in need of a place to stay and help from our trained staff. Youth may be experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless because of instability or conflict in their homes. Youth come to Safe Place in a variety of ways. They may self-refer and simply show up—we provide 24/7 access for these youth. Youth are also referred to us by government agencies, schools, homeless youth providers, families, community members, and law enforcement officials. Youth may stay for up to 120 days depending on their needs and resources.

For some youth, Safe Place isn’t the right fit. Safe Place does not serve youth who are impaired from using drugs or alcohol, are unable to get along in a group setting, are suicidal, or are in need of crisis mental health treatment or medical care that we cannot provide. When these youth come to Safe Place, our staff carefully connect them with agencies and resources that are better able to meet their needs.


Contact Information

Safe Place
454 SE Washington Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Call us at 503.542.2717 or 503.542.2389

Walk-ins are always welcome



Transitional Living Program

We believe every young adult deserves a place to call home. We support young adults in the Transitional Living Program. This program provides:


  • Up to two years in a furnished apartment in central Beaverton


  • Help advancing in education and employment  

  • Tri-Met passes 

  • Financial assistance with health expenses, education, household and personal items 

  • Skills for being self-sufficient and building healthy relationships 


  • Young adults ages 18 through 23 

  • Currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness  

  • Working or attending school 

  • Can participate in weekly check ins  

Does this sound like a program that will fit your needs?  Contact us for more information.



Contact us for more information about Safe Place or the Transitional Living Program.

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