Make Sheila's Dream Come True.

Help us build 6 more units on our campus and allow us to say "yes" to more vulnerable families. We see every day that the need for our services exceeds our capacity. Families need a safe and stable place to call home to heal from the trauma of homelessness and learn critical life-skills to help strengthen their lives. Please join us in meeting our goal to make Sheila’s Dream a reality.

Helping homeless families return to self-sufficiency

Learn More About Us

St. Francis Family Housing provides several programs designed to help families who need housing help including low-barrier shelter, transitional housing, and rental assistance. We serve families with children under age 18 living in Marion or Polk counties in Oregon.

A Safe Place for Families

For over 30 years, St. Francis Shelter has provided safe housing for homeless families with children in Marion and Polk Counties.

Part of the Neighborhood

St. Francis is a bit different. We don’t have any signs or displays. We’re just a part of our neighborhood.

All Are Welcome

St. Francis serves families of all shapes and sizes. We maintain a warm, welcoming, inclusive and open environment.


Helping homeless families return to self-sufficiency

Housing Help

We use a multistage process to make sure that families are ready for our transitional housing program, a good fit for our campus, and ready to transition into permanent housing.

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Rental Assistance

To help families find and sustain safe, permanent housing – St. Francis Shelter can offer rental assistance.  For more information or to see if you qualify, click the button below.

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