Founded in 1965, William Temple House is a nonprofit social services agency in Northwest Portland.

We support individuals and families from throughout the Portland metropolitan area with a variety of resources, including affordable mental health counseling, spiritual care, and emergency assistance for healthy food, hygiene items, clothing, dental and vision care, rent, utilities, and more.

We also operate the William Temple House Thrift Store, a resale shop benefiting our programs and client services.


Our mental health counseling program emphasizes high-quality treatment, respect, and affordability. We help individuals, couples, and families make positive changes in their lives, and no one is turned away for inability to pay. LEARN MORE

Social Services

We believe it is critical for all people to have their basic physical needs met. By providing food, clothing, and other emergency assistance to clients from all walks of life, our social services team lends a helping hand up to people in need of extra support. LEARN MORE

Spiritual Care

William Temple House aims to support the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. To this end, we offer compassionate, nonjudgmental spiritual support to anyone who seeks it. LEARN MORE

Thrift Store

Just off NW 23rd Avenue and the Nob Hill shopping district, the William Temple House Thrift Store is a destination for bargains on high-quality used furniture, vintage clothing, housewares, and more. The proceeds from Thrift Store purchases and donations directly support our client services. LEARN MORE

Our Mission

William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere. With low- and no-cost mental health counseling, social services, and spiritual care, we lend a helping hand to Portland’s most vulnerable populations.

Recent Posts

A New Beginning: Hello 2018

A New Beginning: Hello 2018

It seems like only yesterday that we were greeting 2017 and then in movement so swift we couldn’t count the months, here we are at the beginning of another new year.

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Holiday Family Program Success!

Holiday Family Program Success!

Thanks to an outpouring of support from our wonderful volunteers, partner organizations, and donors, William Temple House distributed food boxes and toys to 110 families and 268 kids this December, making the 2017 event our most successful Holiday Family Program to date!

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William Temple House

2023 NW Hoyt Street

Portland, OR 97209


Federal Tax ID: 93-0559964