Services

This page was updated on 3/30/17

Please see our list of regular services below. For a list of special events and service times – including the warming shelter, dental van, expungement clinic, and more – read these sources:

Note: no account is required to view our Google Calendar and Twitter Account!

Regular Services

Food Services

Hot Lunch

Monday – Thursday from 11am – 12pm
Open to all.

Dinner

Monday – Thursday from 5-6pm; and Saturday at 6pm
Open to all.

Free Bread

Whenever we are open. Hours above.
We usually have free bread available for those in need. It is available at the back of CSC’s common space.

Food Boxes
Monday – Thursday from 1-3:30pm
Food Boxes are open to anyone in need who meets USDA income guidelines. Walk-in, check in at the front desk, no advanced registration. Bring a current piece of mail (if you have an address) and an ID (if you have one). You still can get a food box if you do not have access to these documents. We allow clients to select items they do and do not want.

Clackamas Service Center allows you to get the following boxes:

  • Regular Box: 25-40 pounds overall of produce, canned goods, dairy, and meat. Dog food, cat food, and hygiene products when available. Available every 30 days.
  • Fresh Box: 15-20 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables. Available every 14 days.
  • Emergency Box: Same as the regular box, but available 4 times a calendar year whenever you need it.

If you need additional food, please call the Oregon Food Bank at 503-282-0555 or visit their website to find food resources closer to you!

Pet Food

Comes with food boxes
Pet Food is sometimes available with food boxes upon request.

Community Basket
The 1st Friday of the month from 10am – 12pm
Additional fresh produce, meat, canned and dry food in CSC’s main common space. Does NOT count against your food box limit.

SNAP Outreach
Monday – Thursday from 1-3:30pm
Information about, and assistance applying for, SNAP (food stamps) is available. Assisters set up in CSC’s common space.

Health & Medical Services

Health and Housing Resource Fair
Last Tuesday of the Month, 1-4 p.m.
Housing, transitional support, and mental health resources available on site from 6 to 8 providers. Save yourself a trip to several agencies by visiting here. Past services have included ID services, mental health services, enrollment in housing waitlists in Clackamas and Multnomah County, Oregon Health Plan enrollment, employment support. Latest list of providers can be found in our bulletin. Open to anybody who needs services.

Dental Services
Periodic; please check our Google Calendar
Extractions only, and sometimes fillings. We start taking appointments roughly two weeks before the dental van date. Appointments are made in advance by calling 503-771-7914 or checking in at the front desk, but we talk walk-ins in the event of cancellations. For more information about Dental Services in the Portland Metro area, call 503.624.1026.

Outside in Medical Services

Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 4pm; closed mornings on 2nd Tuesday of the month
Full service primary care, walk-in, same-day visits. Closed mornings on 2nd Tuesdays. Any other cancellations will be posted on our Twitter.

Needle Exchange
Thursday from 1:45-4:45pm

Walk-in, needle exchange program.

Free HIV Testing
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2:3opm – 4:30pm
Free HIV testing, open to all through Cascade AIDS Project. Test takes roughly 20 minutes.

Showers
Monday 11 a.m. – 1p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-Noon, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m.- 1p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon, 1-4p.m.  Saturdays during Operation Nightwatch when volunteers available. 
Showers are walk-in, first come, first served, with a strict 15 minute time limit (including changing). Showers have hot water. Fresh clothing will be available for those who wish to change. Showers are not wheelchair accessible.

Other Services

Clothing Room
Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm – 3pm; latest entry 2:30pm
Clothing for those who need it. We stock clothing for all ages, genders, and types, but do not guarantee that we will have any one kind of clothing. Show up by 2:30 to get a pass. Clients must wait two weeks between visits.

Haircuts
Last 2 Mondays of the Month, 1-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Free haircuts, walk-in, first come first served. Haircuts currently available on the last two Mondays of the month from 1pm – 3:30pm; and Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Cancellations are posted on our Facebook and Twitter.

Bus Passes

During Food Box Hours.
Depending on availability, we offer one day pass or two 2-hour passes every 14 days. Must meet income & need guidelines, no verification required. Persons with verification of first week of employment can get more passes. Check in at the front desk to learn more.

Social Security/Disability Assistance
Tuesday from 9am – 11am
Central City Concern’s BEST program is on-site to help people in need apply for social security or disability. Stop by to learn more.

Expungement Clinics
Periodic; please check our Google Calendar
If you are unable to get a job or housing because of your criminal record, an expungement clinic can help. Advanced registration is required by calling Legal Aid, (503) 224-4086. No walk-ins. We do not take reservations on site.

See our Google Calendar for more information.

Operation Nightwatch
Saturday from 4pm – 8pm
Operation Nightwatch operates CSC as a drop-in space on Saturday nights. Dinner served at 6pm.

NA Meetings
Sunday from 6pm – 7pm
Narcotics Anonymous Meeting.

Computers with internet
Computers with internet. No printing. Available for 15-minute increments. Temporarily unavailable.

Coordinated Housing Access
Tuesday from 2:30-4:00 p.m., starting at 1 p.m. instead on the last Tuesday of the month.
Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access is a central point for households experiencing homelessness to seek shelter and housing. Stop by to get enrolled.

Warming Shelter
7pm – 7am, when the temperature is low (see below)
When the temperature is forecast to drop below 33 degrees, we open from 7pm – 7am as a warming shelter. Doors close at 10pm. Check out our Twitter to see if we are open or call 503-771-7914.

Diapers
Open during food box hours
We have diapers available through PDX diaper bank. Call to ask for availability at 503-771-7914, or stop by during food box hours.

Mail Room
An address to receive your mail at if you are homeless or living in unstable housing. You must sign an agreement with CSC to pick up your mail. You must pick up mail every 30 days or it will be returned.

Open to the Public Hours

NOTE: Not all services are available every hour we are open! Please consult the list below.

  • Monday and Wednesday from 11:00am – 12:00pm; from 1:00pm – 3:30pm; and from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm; and from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday from 5:30pm – 9:00pm (operated by Operation Nightwatch)