A commitment to preventing homelessness
Boys & Girls Aid offers two programs focused on preventing homeless 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 serves youth in Washington County, ages 12 through 19, 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.
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 youth deserves a place to call home. We support youth 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
Financial assistance with health expenses, education, household and personal items
Skills for being self-sufficient and building healthy relationships
Youth ages 18 through 23
Currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness
Working or attending school
Can participate in weekly check ins
Able to pass a drug test
Does this sound like a program that will fit your needs? Contact us for more information.