Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project
HOAP, the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project, operated since 1986 by Northwest Human Services, offers a wide range of services for mentally ill adults experiencing homelessness. Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and include:
Psychiatric medication management
Substance abuse assessment, education, and referral
HOAP’s drop-in center also offers:
Food, clothing, and shelter
Social outings and holiday activities
HOAP’s supported housing services include the operation of five independent units and one home with six private rooms, for a total of 11 beds, all supervised by HOAP staff. Living arrangements in this program are considered permanent and clients may remain indefinitely.
HOAP also operates the Safe Haven Program, a residential home sheltering up to five clients simultaneously. Clients in this program tend to be extremely mentally fragile, but continue to work toward independence under the close supervision and care of HOAP staff. The Safe Haven Program is a transitional living program designed to assist clients attain the skills needed to live independently.
HOAP operates the Healthcare for the Homeless van 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.
If you are interested in helping Northwest Human
Services and HOAP expand services to more of the mentally ill
who are experiencing homelessness, please see our "How
You Can Help" page.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of our HOAP services. We are handicapped accessible, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, or disability in accordance with Housing and Urban Development Title 24 (24 CFR 583.325).