The Gresham Women's Shelter is a low-barrier, reservation-based shelter for 90 women, with bunk beds. If unable to access a top bunk, reasonable accommodations may be made if available.

Guests will be able to store a small amount of belongings in a secure 3ft locker and use the kitchen, on-site laundry, and showers. Community food storage limited to one cloth grocery bag for cupboard and one gallon size zip bag for fridge per person. Non-perishable food items allowed in personal locker.

During the day, guests can use the computer center and access services through referrals with Human Solutions and community partners. Services include assistance finding housing, employment, veterans' services, and mental health and addictions services.

There is no time limit on stay at the shelter; guests can stay as long as needed.
Eligibility: Female-identified adults age 18 and older. Pregnant women in any trimester of pregnancy. No minors under 18 years old.

Top Bunk: Must be able to access a top bunk

Bottom Bunk: Bottom bunks are reserved for individuals who are physically unable to access a top bunk. Shelter MAY require documentation from a medical professional stating that a medical restriction prevents access to a top bunk within one week of accessing shelter.

One cat or dog is allowed. No other or additional pets are accepted. Pets must have a kennel. Pet can be outside of their kennels while inside the building, as long the owner has control of the animal and it is on a leash. Guests have up to 72 hours to get their own kennel.
Hours: TOP BUNK waitlist is currently OPEN
BOTTOM BUNK waitlist is currently CLOSED

Intake: 9am-5pm / 7 days per week

Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week for current residents. Curfew is at 11pm. Late entry that is job-related can be arranged during intake. Closed Monday-Friday 12:30pm-3pm for cleaning.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • 211 Intake
  • (503) 222-5555 Alternate to reach 211info for callback list information
Email Address: [email protected]
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to COVID-19, masks are required in the shelter. During intake, new participants are screened for COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms are identified, the person will be tested. If positive, they will be transferred to a temporary voluntary isolation motel before returning to the shelter once cleared by medical staff. All participants are encouraged to notify staff immediately of any respiratory illness symptoms during their stay.
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call to be added to the waitlist when the waitlist is open.

A specialist will follow up within a few days to gather more information and complete waitlist intake. When your name comes up on the waitlist and there is an open bed available, you will receive a callback.

Family/friends/caseworkers can add individuals needing services to the waitlist, however to complete the full waitlist intake the individual needing services will be contacted within a few days by a Homeless Services Specialist from 211 and will need to give consent to be added to the list and receive services.

Wait time to get an open bed is estimated to be a minimum of 3 weeks and depends when bed space opens and how many people are on the waitlists. Being added to the waitlist does not guarantee a space immediately. If returning a call from a Homeless Services Specialist, voicemail will be available and your call will be returned.

New intakes generally open one bed space at a time. Due to that, couples and multiple female-identified family members hoping to receive an intake at the same time may not be available.

Shelter does NOT accept referrals by walk in. Please do not walk in or stop by the shelter for any reason.
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: If a guest is bringing a vehicle, the vehicle tags must be current and the vehicle must be operational.
If accessing a bottom bunk, a doctor's note may be required proving a medical condition that prevents access to a top bunk.
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
TRAVEL/LOCATION INFORMATION: Nearest TriMet bus lines: 20, 25, 87 and MAX Blue Line stop on E 162nd Avenue (Stop ID 8366)
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