Recent News and Events

What’s happening at William Temple House


Please join us for Lifting Spirits!

Our annual benefit dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Learn more.

Recent Publications

Welcome Carrie Hoops, Executive Director

Upcoming Events


October 4 – Blessing of the Animals

October 212017 Lifting Spirits Benefit Dinner & Auction





Facebook Posts

Our food pantry served 587 households (1,000+ people total) last month! As a result, we are running low on grocery bags for our clients. You can help us replenish our supply by bringing in your extra paper or reusable grocery bags to our reception desk. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Thrift Store returns to Winter Hours this Sunday, September 17. We'll be open from 11 to 7 Monday through Saturday and from 11 to 6 on Sundays. Your cold weather wardrobe awaits! ... See MoreSee Less

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Instead of studying and working, volunteers from George Fox University spent their Wednesday helping out in Social Services and the Thrift Store as part of George Fox Serve Day. Here they are packing containers of Holiday Turkey Spice 🦃 for our holiday food box program. Thanks so much! #ThankYouThursday ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a great time giving away socks and connecting with other social service agencies at the Day of Dignity event yesterday!

Thank you to Islamic Relief USA and ISOS for organizing this event, and to our fellow partners, including Portland JACL, Jewish Family & Child Service - Portland, Oregon, Living Hope International, Multnomah County Health Department, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, Outside In, Potluck in the Park, Relay Resources, Sesame Donuts, and Village Coalition.

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Need socks? 🧦 We are giving away 540 pairs to folks in need during the Day of Dignity event in the Park of the Elephant (NW 8th and Burnside) tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4. Other Day of Dignity offerings include food, supplies, hygiene kits, medical services, hair cuts, and resources. Spread the word! #dayofdignity ... See MoreSee Less

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2017 Lifting Spirits Benefit Dinner & Auction

The 2017 Lifting Spirits Benefit Dinner & Auction will be held at the Exchange Ballroom, 123 NE 3rd Ave, on Saturday, October 21st. Our signature event will feature silent and live auctions, live music, and great food! All proceeds from the event support mental health counseling, social services, and spiritual care at William Temple House. Check back soon for more information about auction items and other event highlights. See you there!

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On Saturday April 8th, in partnership with the Oregon Vision Coalition (OVC): Casey Eye Institute, Lion’s Club, and Pacific University, we provided 73 clients with no-cost eye exams and a new pair of glasses. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a huge success!

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Annual Report 2016

Our Annual Report is now online!   We can’t wait to share all the achievements, developments, and stories from 2016 – including expansion of the Case Management Dialogue Program, higher than ever sales in the Thrift Store, and much more! Click the reader below to expand our interactive Annual Report!   Make a Donation Download the Annual... read more