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Who We Are

William Temple House gives the immediate support of emergency social services, but also provides long-term solutions through mental health counseling and 1:1 dialogue case management services. Funded by generous individuals, grantors, and the proceeds of the William Temple House Thrift Store, we’ve been operating in Portland for over 50 years.

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 and emergency social services, we lend a helping hand to one of Portland’s most vulnerable populations.


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



Social Services

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


Thrift Store

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


Pastoral Care

As a faith-based agency, William Temple House aims to support the whole person: physical, psychological and spiritual. To those who seek it, pastoral care and spiritual counseling are provided, and people of all beliefs and backgrounds are welcome to receive spiritual support and counseling at William Temple House.

William Temple House also provides training in pastoral care to religious professionals, teaching practical strategies for recognizing and responding to people in crisis. Those serving as ministers often find themselves approached by people who may be in economic, mental or emotional distress. LEARN MORE

William Temple House

2023 NW Hoyt Street

Portland, OR 97209