Forest Grove Temporary Emergency Shelter (TES)
Through a partnership between two churches and Pacific University we provide temporary emergency shelter from mid-November until the beginning of March, averaging 16 weeks of the coldest in the year. Bringing more compassion, more justice, and more joy to each individual is at the heart of our shelter work. The United Church of Christ opens their doors Mon and Tues nights, SonRise Forest Grove opening theirs on Wednesday nights; guaranteeing three nights of shelter per week during our season. We provide dinner and breakfast to up to 15 individuals and 2 families, potentially having slightly more individuals at the SonRise location due to it being a larger space. We also provide bus tickets, hygiene supplies, and warm clothing as available.