Stability & Opportunity Services (SOS)

Resource Center

Child We all deserve food, warmth, and a safe place to live.
The SOS program helps low-income and homeless families find resources to meet their immediate, basic needs as they work toward long-term self-sufficiency. This includes help with connecting to the following resources:
  • Transitional housing for homeless families
  • Education
  • Food stamps and other food resources
  • Health plans
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Furniture 
  • Social Security online
  • Telephone assistance programs
  • Information and referral to other needed services

Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity provider.

(Please note that you will need to present proof of address: a driver's license or a piece of mail with your name matching a photo ID is acceptable.)

In addition to serving homeless families, we serve low-income people living in Southwest and North Portland, in the following zip codes:


Meet a Neighbor

Jennifer and EmmaMartina left an abusive marriage to raise her two children as a single mom. She had a job and an apartment, and her children were doing well in school. Then, she was in a severe car accident that left her unable to work and needing extensive physical therapy. Soon after, she and her children found themselves homeless.

The family finally found shelter at Turning Point. Staff there referred her to our Emergency Food Box Program, which provided her with desperately needed food assistance. Having a place to stay and enough food allowed Martina to concentrate on her recovery. Despite the many challenges she was facing, Martina stayed dedicated to her children and was determined to overcome her disabilities.

After receiving services from Neighborhood House for seven months, Martina was strong enough to return to work. Before long, she was able to move her family into a new apartment. Upon leaving the program, Martina was still on a tight budget, but found the means to donate a box of food back to the program that helped her family when they needed it most.