About The Organization

Mission: HomePlate supports the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment. 

About:  HomePlate is a drop-in resource center for people through the age of 24.  It is a safe place for young people to hang out, access resources and get a free, hot meal on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8pm.  Further, HomePlate has a team of outreach workers on the streets, riding public transportation and meeting youth at common points of congregation throughout Washington County, meeting their basic needs, developing positive relationships and connecting them to useful resources. 

All youth through the age of 24 are welcome at HomePlate regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender or any other perceived difference.  While the program is housed in a church, it is not a religious program.  There are no strings, no questions, no judging, no preaching, no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, and no drama.  We accept youth wherever they are in their life journey. 

How You Can Help

There are several different ways to support HomePlate through volunteering and donations.  Check out how you can get involved on our website at www.homeplateyouth.org/get-involved

If you are interested in volunteering or donating, contact our Volunteer and Development Coordinator Terra Nielson at (971) 322-9381 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Info

  • Sean Fitzpatrick at (503) 867-4954 or Nathan Stepp at (503) 707-0268