How You Can Help 
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
  • Tents and Tarps
  • Jackets and coats (waterproof if possible)
  • Footwear (waterproof)
  • Socks (men and women - all sizes)
  • Underwear (men and women - all sizes) 
  • Gloves
  • Stocking caps
  • Backpacks
  • Travel size hygiene items - soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, conditioner
  • Flashlights
  • Bath towels
  • Sheets and bedspreads for single beds 
  • Camping items
  •  Books and games  
  •  Art supplies
  • 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
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. 
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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 
  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:
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. 

 Document Fund
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: 

  •   Beauty supplies
  •   Undergarments
  •   Women's Hygiene products
  •   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
  • Art & music supplies 
  •  Health & hygiene needs
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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 HOAP Women's Day
 We Care Kits by From Sullivan
 HOST Transitional Living Program (TLP)
  Other Ways to Give Back
  Volunteer at NWHS

The Alaska Community Foundation
American Legion Auxiliary
Ann Andrews
John Averi c/o Lile Moving
Moises Avila
Noe Baltazar
Ahmad Barikzi
Brenda Bateman
Lin Bauer
Marybeth Beall
Amanda Bertsch
Bill Bethel
Brian Bliss
Valerie Bradley
Judy Brunkel
Cheryl Butler
Cameron & Susan Buck
Capitol City Productions LLC
Kimberly Carey
Patricia Carreon
Lisa Carroll
Jeff Catterson
Karon Catterson
Center for Hope and Safety
Cherry City Chiropractic
Douglas Clark
Allison Colton
Comfort Socks
Venda Coombs
Shari Coon
Alexia Cozy Covers
Don Miner
Kathy Moore
Sharon L. Moore
Sergio Morales
Donna Morris
Judith Morris
Lawrence G. Nasset
Jill Naughton Lemhouse
Network For Good
Judy Norman
Sara Ogram
Richard L. Palmer
Papa Murphy's
Vona D. Pease
Michelle Pecora
Ruth Peet
Ellen Pelker
Joseph P. Penner
Karl A. Polm - Fandre
Annie Potter
Joytika Prasad
Jerry Purdy
Beth Quackenbush
Raincoast Books
Jamee Rauch
Rachel Reinhard
Linda Richart & Carol Walker
Alexandra Rizz
John Rizzo
Sarah Rockow
Star Rodriguez
Christine Rogerson
Alexandra Rosas
Denise Rubenstein
Destree Rudolph
Ruth & Emily Fitzgerald
Ron Williams
Mike Wise
Braden Wolf
Damon Wright
David & Lori Yandell
WVP - The Doctors Clinic

Margaret Crawford
Hollie Crist
C. Landon Daniel
Marilyn Daniel
Cheryl Darnell
Sherry Darrow
Kathie Dollartide
Douglas, Conroyd, Gibb & Pacheco P.C. 
Lynn Elder, c/o Donna Morris
Jack Elliot
David Ellis
Tyler Ertle
Kevin Ferguson
First American Title Company
First Presbyterian Church
Frederick Fischer
Aaron Flager
Terry Frazier
Erica Gandolfo
Leah C. Gaskins
Paul Gehlar
Mark Gharst
Jack Paton Golf
Devin Gonzales
Lola W. Hackett
Rachel Hall
Janice Hallman
Betty Hart
Stephanie Hazen
Debbie Hedges
Margaret Hill
Home Depot

Shanna Howald
Jennifer Humphreys
Karen & Gloria Hunt
Jeremy Huwe
Ike Box - Shoe Room
Independent Opportunities c/o Donna Schuyler
Robert Jeffers
Jeanette Johannson
Johnny Matthews Salon
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the NW
Alison Kaiser
Michael Katz
Melissa Kaufman
Elizabeth Kelley
Melanie Kemper
Meridith Kendal
Brenda Krebs
Ruth Lafferty
Wendy Laudette
Brittany Lawrence
Lenity Architecture
Little Caesar's Pizza
Robert Lucas
Macleay Grange No. 293
Marco Martinez
Sid McCollum
Eric McDowell
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
Karen Scapiro
Janet Schmidt
Maren N. Sohn
St. Mark Lutheran Church
Jennifer Starck
Santha Still
Sandi Taylor
Team at 711
Ray Temple
Tierra Rose - Senior Living
Traci & Sandy c/o Optum Rx
Trinity Lutheran
Union Gospel Mission Store
Dana Vermeer
Piet Vermeer
Veneeta Von Dohlen
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Teresa Weltz
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jean Whipple
Maleaha White
Willamette Koi
  Special Projects 
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 Together We Can 
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
  • Team Building activities
  • Support for the expansion and maintenance of TWC