If you would like to support our homeless clients in getting basic needs met, please consider donating the following items. Donations may be dropped off at the HOAP drop-in center at 694 Church St. NE or at our HOST shelter at 1143 Liberty St. NE.
- Sleeping bags and blankets
- Jackets and coats (waterproof if possible)
- Socks (men and women - all sizes)
- Underwear (men and women - all sizes)
- Travel size hygiene items - soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, conditioner
- Sheets and bedspreads for single beds
- Instant Coffee, creamer and sugar
- Small denomination gift cards for food etc
If you are interested in supporting our mental health services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, please consider these possibilities:
- If you are an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, or fluent in ASL, please consider volunteering as an interpreter or client assistant in our clinic. We are specifically looking for an ASL-fluent volunteer to work with our Victims of Crime program.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact (503) 588-5828 or email our team at HR@nwhumanservices.org
If you are interested in supporting our Crisis & Information Hotline, please consider these possibilities:
- Monetary donations to assist individuals with needs that don't fall within the scope of our grant funding. Our Hotline assists individuals and families with rent assistance, utility assistance, and payment for prescription medications.
Volunteers don't necessarily have time; They have heart...
Our volunteers bring with them a unique desire for helping those in our community who need it most.
Our volunteer positions are ideal for students and other individuals seeking skills development in medical, dental, mental health or social services fields, or experienced individuals with time to share.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact our HR Department at 503.588.5828 or email HR@nwhumanservices.org.
HOAP & HOST Wishlist Items
Empowering Change Through Giving:
Crisis & Information Hotline
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the ongoing donations and continued support of our mission. Your help is appreciated by not only our team who carry out this work, but also the individuals we are able to serve because of your support. .
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Administration Offices: 681 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301 | Ph. 503.588.5828 | F. 503.588.5852 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our HOST and HOAP Programs offer those facing homelessness support that will help them take steps toward an enhanced quality of life with the ultimate goal of obtaining self-sufficiency. Please consider making a donation to one of our special initiatives. Simply select which project you'd like your funds to go to when you make your donation.
Oregon IDs and Driver Licenses.. A 2 1/2” x 3” piece of plastic that can dictate the difference between finding employment, or not; obtaining housing, or not; being eligible for support and assistance programs, or not.
Such a small thing that many of us take for granted is a giant barrier for some of our clients. With your donation, we can grant an individual the opportunity to take a leap toward self-sufficiency.
Document funds are used to pay for:
- Application fees for housing | Cost: about $35 - $50 each
- Identification Cards & drivers licenses | Cost: $45
- Bus passes | Cost: $45 for a 30 day pass $3.25 per day pass
Twice a week, our HOAP day center is open only to women during the morning hours, providing a safe environment to receive services and build supportive friendships. In 2017, women accounted for 46% of HOAP's visitors.
Having a safe place to participate in the normalcy of a shower, a haircut, fingernail painting, and picking out clean clothing is a given to many of us, but for these women those few hours a week are the only chance they get.
Women’s Day funds are used for:
- Other needs of the Women of HOAP
TLP is a multi-phase program for enrolled young adults, ages 18 - 24
Those enrolled in TLP stay in our 14-bed overnight shelter, and have access to our staff and resources 24 hours a day. Each individual works with our Case Managers to set and accomplish their health, housing, education, and employment goals. TLP participants may eventually move into our shared housing units to further build their independent living skills in a supported environment.
Donations to TLP are used to pay for:
- Positive reward “incentives” for goal progress and attainment,
- Youth team building activities
The We Care Kit (formerly Weekender Bag) Project is an effort by the volunteer group From Sullivan. It’s not always easy to know how to help, or what to give to a person in need. The We Care Kit Project and its’ volunteers aim to solve that challenge.
We Care Kits contain a variety of snacks and sometimes hygiene items. Volunteers give the bags to homeless individuals - many with severe mental health issues - and families with children who stop by our HOAP Day Center after regular hours.
Funds donated to the We Care Kits are used to purchase supplies, snacks and hygiene items.
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We Care Kits by From Sullivan
HOST Transitional Living Program (TLP)
The Alaska Community Foundation
American Legion Auxiliary
John Averi c/o Lile Moving
Cameron & Susan Buck
Capitol City Productions LLC
Center for Hope and Safety
Cherry City Chiropractic
Alexia Cozy Covers
Sharon L. Moore
Lawrence G. Nasset
Jill Naughton Lemhouse
Network For Good
Richard L. Palmer
Vona D. Pease
Joseph P. Penner
Karl A. Polm - Fandre
Linda Richart & Carol Walker
Ruth & Emily Fitzgerald
David & Lori Yandell
WVP - The Doctors Clinic
C. Landon Daniel
Douglas, Conroyd, Gibb & Pacheco P.C.
Lynn Elder, c/o Donna Morris
First American Title Company
First Presbyterian Church
Leah C. Gaskins
Jack Paton Golf
Lola W. Hackett
Karen & Gloria Hunt
Ike Box - Shoe Room
Independent Opportunities c/o Donna Schuyler
Johnny Matthews Salon
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the NW
Little Caesar's Pizza
Macleay Grange No. 293
Hollace Dee Miles
Sharon E. Miller
Salem Alliance Church
Salem First Baptist Church
Salem First Christian Church
Salem Health Psychiatric Unit
Salem Sleeping Bag Project
Christy Koop Sander
Maren N. Sohn
St. Mark Lutheran Church
Team at 711
Tierra Rose - Senior Living
Traci & Sandy c/o Optum Rx
Union Gospel Mission Store
Veneeta Von Dohlen
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Together We Can (TWC) is a project of Northwest Human Services’ HOST Program.
TWC is uniquely designed to bring together community partners and at-risk young adults to provide on-going financial support and real world work experience.
Individuals enrolled in the HOST Transitional Living Program work in teams alongside our staff collecting redeemable cans and bottles from collection sites throughout the community. The cans are redeemed to provide sustained community based income to the HOST Program.
Donations to TWC are used for:
- Stipends and incentives for young adults that are working as part of the project
- Support for the expansion and maintenance of TWC