For low-income individuals or families in the Portland area, there is no better place to receive professional counseling than William Temple House. The emphasis is on high-quality treatment, respect and open access.
William Temple House counselors work with individuals, couples and families.
We help clients make positive changes in whatever area they need the most help. LEARN MORE
William Temple House heals the whole person by providing food, clothing and emergency material assistance in addition to counseling and pastoral care services.
We believe it is critical for families to have their basic physical needs met. Focusing on long-term planning and solutions is difficult for people who are under clothed or underfed. We lend a hand up, not a hand out, so that families and individuals may maintain self-sufficiency while they get back on their feet. LEARN MORE
Looking for bargains on high quality used furniture, vintage clothing and housewares? Prefer to recycle and reuse rather than buy? The William Temple House Thrift Store is the place to shop.
Located just off NW 23rd Avenue in trendy northwest Portland, the William Temple House is a destination for discerning thrift store shoppers. Our bright, well-organized sales floor means shopping is a breeze and our prices are great on any budget. LEARN MORE
William Temple House opened its doors for the first time on May 3, 1965 and began providing services to 100 people per month. Word spread, and that number increased quickly. Now, after nearly 50 years and over 100,000 people served, we continue to welcome over 200 people each week, treating them with dignity and respect.
Our work is made possible by a dedicated and caring staff, and hundreds of generous donors and volunteers who graciously give their time and resources to help William Temple House fulfill its mission of lifting spirits and restoring hope.