Family Center Update

As you may have heard, Human Solutions made the difficult decision with our partners at Multnomah County on February 7, 2018 to temporarily suspend operations at our Family Center Emergency Shelter while we investigate the status of our roof. The building’s roof has experienced some slow leaks that have caused some areas of the ceiling to peel away. Safety for our guests and staff is our number one concern.

Families staying at the shelter have been relocated temporarily to area motels where they will be safe and supported while we complete an assessment of the aging roof and ceiling structure. After a building safety assessment is completed, we will provide an update as to whether and when the Family Center might reopen. Until then, we will continue to support and shelter families already staying with us off site.

Families needing shelter or assistance should contact 211 or visit for additional information about available shelter beds in Multnomah County.

We are grateful for the outpouring of community support for both the clients we serve and our shelter facility.  We welcome your help – in fact, it’s part of how we do what we do every day. While the Family Center is being assessed, we are asking volunteers to help us in two ways:

  1. Provide food to relocated families by buying easy-to-cook food from our Amazon Wish List. It’s super easy: you shop online, Amzon delivers it to Human Solutions, and we distribute it to families.
  2. Volunteer at our Gresham Women’s Shelter, which also depends on volunteers to make and serve meals to our 90 nightly guests. Contact Christina for details and to sign up (
  3. Visit our volunteering page for all opportunities with Human Solutions.

If you are interested in providing construction materials or services at the Family Center to help reopen it, we ask that you email Christina ( so she can keep you in mind if/when that need arises. We are working hard to complete an efficient but thorough building assessment in a few weeks time.

THANK YOU for you continued support of our clients and our work in the community. We appreciate you!