Update September 22, 2023: You must have a ticket to get into the BHRC. Get tickets for entering the BHRC at the BHRC Outreach Van on the corner of NW 5th and NW Glisan (Greyhound Station Parking Lot). Read more below.
A safe and welcoming day center where anyone who is houseless and experiencing addiction or mental health challenges can take a break from living on the street.
You can rest, find support and get help, use the restroom and take a shower.
Located at SW Park Ave and Oak St in downtown Portland, we’re run by people who’ve been there and get it.
You do not need to be clean or sober. And we allow pets!
Open daily from 8am-8pm. Closed the fourth Friday of every month from 12-3pm.
Day Center Services
- Peer support
- Computers and charging stations
- Basic first aid and medical referrals
- A cool and safe space to relax
- Support groups and activities
- Warm drinks, water, light snacks
You can also get help and connected to more services if you want it, from people who have experienced the same challenges.
You don’t have to participate in any activities you don’t want.
What We Don't Offer
- Safe-use space
There are four, 3-hour time blocks scheduled during the day—25 people can enter during each time block.
NEW: You must have a ticket to enter for every timeblock. You can get tickets at the BHRC Outreach Van on the corner of NW 5th and NW Glisan (Greyhound Station Parking Lot). Come get coffee, information and your ticket to get into the BHRC.
You must enter within 15 minutes of the start of your time block and leave when your time is over. Stop by the day center and the staff will get you into the next available time block.
- Time Block 1 | 8-10:45am (ticket required)
- Time Block 2 | 11am-1:45pm (ticket required)
- Time Block 3 | 2-4:45pm (ticket required)
- Time Block 4 | 5-7:45pm (ticket required)
Once you enter, staff will take your photo and ask for your name so they can know who is in the center during each time block. Names and photos will not be shared with others.
- No firearms or explosives
- Other weapons (or self-defense tools) must be checked in a locker
- No drug or alcohol use onsite or within a two block radius of the building
We expect everyone to be respectful and safe. We will work with someone who is being disrespectful or unsafe to help them stay at the center. If the behavior continues, you may be asked to leave.
Anyone can meet with the community health nurse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm. The nurse offers:
- Basic first aid
- Health education
- Care referrals
- Coordination with other providers (including emergency room follow-up)
Shelter & Bridge Housing
Do Good Multnomah runs the shelter and bridge housing to help people continue along their path to permanent housing.
- The shelter program has 33 beds and 24-hour support services.
- The bridge housing program has 19 beds in shared rooms for those who’ve already had some success on their journey towards permanent housing.
All referrals come through the Day Center. Ask at the front desk for more information.
Hours: 8am - 8pm daily
Closed the fourth Friday of every month from 12-3pm