HomePlate Youth Services Empowering Youth, Building Community, Making Connections
Visit: homeplateyouth.org for more info and how you can help and/or get involved.
HomePlate is Washington County’s only non-profit provider of drop-in centers and street outreach for young people experiencing homelessness.
- Monday (6-8 pm)
- 12555 SW 4th St., Beaverton
- Tuesday (2-5 pm)
- 12520 SW 3rd St., Beaverton
- Wednesday (6-8 pm)
- 1841 SW Merlo Dr., Beaverton
- Thursday (6-8 pm)
- 494 E Main St., Hillsboro
Office: 12520 SW 3rd St. / Beaverton, OR 97005
Who We Serve
Many youth we see at HomePlate don’t appear any different than your children, family members, or friends. They are striving to survive, while also maintaining their social ties, dignity, and outward appearance as a ‘normal’ youth. Some of the youth we see are working, going to school, or raising families. Some of the youth we meet are living with physical or mental challenges, addiction, legal histories, and negative family influences. They are all unique.
Research shows a higher rate of success for youth who are able to receive services in their own communities. This prevents youth from exposure to ‘street acculturation’, prostitution, drug-culture, and other risk factors more prevalent in urban areas. HomePlate strives to serve youth in their own communities, preserving healthy social ties and utilizing existing saftey factors like friends, supportive family members, and keeping youth in their own schools.
Mission and Vision
HomePlate supports the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment.
HomePlate envisions communities where homelessness is a short-term circumstance, not a long term or chronic condition, and youth are supported in their communities.
HomePlate honors each youth that comes into our awareness by offering servant hospitality, open and honest communication, respect for the place they are on life’s journey, and compassion for the burdens they carry. We will treat each youth and each other with respect, caring, and honesty.