Who We Are

HomePlate is Washington County's only drop-in center and outreach team designed to support and empower youth experiencing housing instability. In 2013 we served 983 youth, with the help of 700+ volunteers, a staff of 5.0 FTE, and over $300,000 in in-kind donations such as hygiene supplies, clothes, space, time, and donated food. HomePlate is proud of our non-assuming program model that meets youth where they are in order to provide meaningful support and opportunities for growth. We thrive on the support of community members who volunteer, donate and advocate on behalf of 'invisible' youth in our community - thank you!
 
HomePlate operates three drop-in centers, Mondays and Thursdays in Hillsboro and Wednesdays in Beaverton. Youth can access resources like: a hot meal, showers, hygiene supplies, clothes, food to go, bus tickets, diapers and baby wipes, and resource & referral information. Best of all, youth can enjoy the community of staff, volunteers, and other youth while enjoying movies, board games, arts and crafts, and dinner table conversation.