Share the Plate Recipient for April 2019 is the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project

HOAP, the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project, has been in operation since 1986 and offers a wide range of services for mentally ill adults experiencing chronic homelessness.  It is part of Northwest Human Services

The Drop In Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Services offered  include: 

  • Outreach & Advocacy
  • Case Management 
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Support Services

They also offer Women Only hours every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m with the hours of 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm reserved for families (scheduled with advance notice. Please call 503.588.5827 to arrange a time), scheduled case management appointment, support groups, and peer support. 

HOAP’s consumer run drop-in center also offers:

  • Support Groups
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Lunches & other meals
  • Clothing
  • Social outings & holiday activities

HOAP operates the Healthcare for the Homeless bus three times per week picking up homeless individuals from the streets, shelters, and parks and transporting them to Northwest Human Services’ West Salem Medical and Dental Clinics. Last year, more than 500 uninsured, homeless individuals received essential medical and dental care through this service.