HomePlate has a free weekly dinner for youth, especially reaching out to youth who do not have a stable place to live or are living with friends. It is held on Thursday nights from 6-8pm. While the program is held in a church, it is not a religious program. There are no strings, no judging, no preaching, no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, and no drama. Dinner is provided by various groups, often church groups.
|The eating place on Monday nights|
|Getting to know each other.
Eryn is in the back pulling chicken.
She is the best chicken puller I’ve ever met.
|Volunteers take turns eating with the kids|
|The “Arts & Crafts” volunteer.
She is cool because she has a San Diego Chargers cup.
Everyone knows that people who like the SD Chargers are cool.
It’s a fact.
On October 17th, 2012 HomePlate will be opening a third drop-in location, which will take place on Wednesday nights at Merlo High School in Beaverton.
In the 2011-12 school year, Beaverton School District served over 1800 homeless students. As Washington County’s only drop-in center, we are looking forward to providing more accessible services to youth in Beaverton beginning this fall.
With these expansions, comes a greater need for sustainable support. Currently, we are seeking groups to serve dinner, both Monday and Thursday nights through the end of this summer – we will begin taking dinner-group reservations for Wednesday nights in Beaverton in September. If you are able to provide a dinner on a Monday or Thursday night in August or September, please contact us: 971.238.3055 or email@example.com. Additionally, if are not able to provide a dinner, but would like to contribute, please consider becoming a monthly supporter of our services; contact Terra Neilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The garden outside of HomePlate.|