A commitment to providing shelter and building life skills to prevent homelessness

Boys & Girls Aid offers three programs focused on preventing homelessness for youth and young adults by providing safety and the opportunity to put long term plans in place. Our programs are designed for young people who want to break the cycle of homelessness and are ready to work with our staff in learning life skills for successful independent living. If you, or someone you know, is in a situation where there is a risk of housing insecurity, we are here to help. 

Our Safe Place shelter in Washington County is a 24/7 drop-in program where youth can access essential services while longer-term housing is found. The Compass program supports youth aging out of the foster care system by providing services to help them during this transition; youth are referred to the program though the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Transitional Living Program supports young adults who face housing instability or homelessness by providing services that enable them to become self-sufficient; youth are able to self-refer to this program. 

 
 

Shelter

Safe Place  
454 SE Washington Street 
Hillsboro, OR 97123 

Located right on the MAX line 

Call us at 503.542.2717 or 503.542.2389 

  • Emergency shelter for youth ages 12 through 20 

  • 24/7 access  

  • Basic needs, educational support, and help finding stability 

  • Self-referrals and walk-ins are welcome 

  • Referrals can be made by families, community members, law enforcement, and providers 

For up-to-date information, check us out on Instagram: @safeplacehillsboro 

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.

 
 

Housing

8196 SW Hall Blvd., Suite 102 
Beaverton, OR 97008

Call us at 503.542.2350 and 503.542.2719 or email us at tlpoffice@boysandgirlsaid.org 

Supports and Opportunities 

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

  • Help advancing in education and employment  

  • Increased self-sufficiency and independence 

  • Building healthy relationships  

  • Hope for the future  

Requirements for Participation 

  • Weekly meetings with a housing navigator 

  • Regular skill building opportunities 

  • Monthly payment of program fees 

    Program Options 

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

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