There's no place like HomePlate

Beaverton Valley Times/Written by Mandy Feder-Sawyer 
 
Tours, music by Glove Box Money and refreshments will kick off a special ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 to celebrate the opening of a new youth services facility. 
 
HomePlate services is Washington County’s only drop-in center and outreach team designed to support and empower youth experiencing housing instability. HomePlate is celebrating the opening of its new center at 12520 S.W. Third St. in Beaverton.
 
In 2015, HomePlate served 1,034 youth with the help of 996 volunteers, a staff of seven full-time employees and more than $370,000 of in-kind donations such as hygiene supplies, clothing, space, time and food.
 
HomePlate meets youth where they are via three drop-in centers so youth can take showers, have a hot meal, get hygiene supplies, clothing, food to go, bus tickets, diapers, baby wipes, and resource and referral information. The community atmosphere provides dinnertime conversation.
 
RSVP by Oct. 14 to kirsten@homeplateyouth.org or call 971-322-9381.