HOAP, the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project, is a place of safety and support for adults facing homelessness and has been in operation since 1986. HOAP’s Day Center provides a hand up by giving homeless individuals the resources, support and skills they need to transition to stable and healthier lifestyles.

HOAP Day Center 
Monday through Friday | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Support Services offered:

  • Outreach & Advocacy
  • Case Management 
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Support Services

We also offer Women Only hours every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

The hours of 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm are reserved for families (scheduled with advance notice. Please call 503.588.5827 to arrange a time), scheduled case management appointments, support groups, and peer support. 

HOAP’s consumer run drop-in center also offers:

  • Support Groups
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Lunches & other meals
  • Clothing
  • Social outings & holiday activities

HOAP operates the Healthcare for the Homeless bus three times per week picking up homeless individuals from the streets, shelters, and parks and transporting them to Northwest Human Services’ West Salem Medical and Dental Clinics. Last year, more than 500 uninsured, homeless individuals received essential medical and dental care through this service.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our HOAP services. 


Street Address: 694 Church St NE, Salem, OR 97301 

Ph:  503.588.5827 F: 503.315.0714

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Service/Drop-In Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Compassion is a choice to honor someone’s humanity... 

Like anything, it needs to be practiced, and in time that compassion becomes a part of who we are. 

Please join us in our efforts to help those who need it the most. Volunteer opportunities are available. We rely heavily on the assistance of volunteers to provide critical life-saving needs and services. Our volunteers assist in a variety of day-to-day operations including visitor check-in, laundry services, donation maintenance, and preparing and serving meals. 

Click HERE for more information on volunteer opportunities or HERE to learn about how your donations will impact our programs and clients. 
How You Can Help
Administration Offices: 681 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301  |  Ph. 503.588.5828  F. 503.588.5852  |  Email: info@nwhumanservices.org
Homeless Outreach & 
Advocacy Project
What We Do:
NWHS is a Fair Housing Opportunity provider. NWHS shall not discriminate against any individual based upon ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, color, disability, housing status, educational level, economic status, social class, or linguistic preference. 
 COVID-19 | HOAP  Updates
Decisions are being made on a day to day basis at our Transitional Programs. Hand hygiene is being strongly encouraged, and sanitizer dispensers have been made available at both HOAP and HOST. Programs are taking additional precautionary measures to modify workflows and services to help combat exposure and risk. Current workflow changes for Transitional Programs include:

  • Screening at Check-in: Visible and reported illness or symptoms will be referred to the Clinic. OTC medications will be provided as appropriate, and social distancing will be enforced while transportation is secured. 

  • Day Center is open at limited capacity. Those seeking basic need services such as showers and laundry, drop-in support, and Case Management appointments will be allowed access to the main floor. Social distancing, hygiene, and sanitation procedures will be enforced. Mail services and bathroom access will remain available throughout the day.  

  • After hours (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm): HOAP will continue to support ‘high acuity’ individuals as appropriate. 
Learn more about the need for homeless services in Marion & Polk Counties:

Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance
   Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance