Helping people make their lives work. Julia West House is a place where residents of downtown Portland become part of a community. At the Julia West House, each person is accorded dignity and every individual is recognized for being unique.
“When I’m here I feel like I can be a better person,” is how one of our guests put it.
Julia West House offers guests opportunities to learn, become self-sufficient, improve their futures, and restore their tomorrows by gaining new skills and increased confidence.
We don’t offer meals or beds. Others do those things well. What we do best is engage our guests and build trusting relationships. We help our guests make their lives work.
As another guest said, “At the Julia West House they don’t point fingers, they extend a hand.”
We welcome everyone who is seeking positive change for their life. We ask only that guests be civil and sober. Our goal is to provide a civil, safe, supportive environment for our guests. We have expectations of mutual respect and appropriate behavior. We do not tolerate language or behavior that is racist, sexist, misogynistic, abusive or violent.