In a city of about 650,000, Portland has well over 2,000 unsheltered residents.
Currently, Portland has just three organizations offering 32 hours total of shower time to those people, and no place for unsheltered residents to legally dump their trash.
Recognizing this failure, unsheltered and housed community members joined together to turn a patch of city and county owned pavement under the Morrison Bridge into a place of warmth, welcome, and vital services.
At the corner of SE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and SE Belmont Street, we offer two bathrooms, one ADA-accessible shower, a trash drop-off center, and a clothing and bedding exchange. We also offer foot and wound care, a lending library, gardens, and a warmed outdoor patio area for people to gather.
We are a haven for the houseless.
On December 15th, Hygiene4all will be open from 6p.m. to 12 a. m. five nights a week, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
All our services are free.
Our houseless friends made it all happen.
They designed the hub.
They helped build the hub.
And they staff the hub with support from community volunteers.
We are by the houseless, for the houseless.
We’re bringing health, safety, dignity, and community connection to the streets of Portland.