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Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon


Host home providers offer a room in their home to an unaccompanied high school student who is struggling with housing instability. This is a longer-term commitment (a few months to 1 year, sometimes longer if desired) to investing in a youth striving to finish high school, GED, or community college, but facing personal and systemic barriers. There are no parenting expectations of the home provider. This is a landlord-tenant arrangement at the most basic level. We ask home providers to offer housing, food, and a caring adult presence. Students cannot pay cash rent, but they can help with some household responsibilities.

Second Home students commit to staying on track in school, remaining drug- and alcohol-free, and meeting mutually agreed upon household expectations laid out in a rental agreement. Local mediation programs provide services to build the rental agreement with both the home provider and the student. When a student moves on from the program they then have a rental history that a future landlord can reference.

Home providers are always needed in the school districts of Washington, Clackamas, East Multnomah, and Lincoln Counties.

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About Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon


0245 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97201, US

Mission Statement

To discern and respond to the Divine call for the unity of all peoples under God.To build a just and loving human community in Oregon and in the world.To explore and respect the various faith traditions.To challenge the people of God to be effective stewards of the resources entrusted to their care.


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an association of 17 Christian denominations including Protestant, Orthodox and Roman Catholic religious bodies that work together to respond as a people of faith to the needs of Oregonians. Our response comes to life through a commitment to three streams of ministry: Community Ministry, Public Policy Advocacy, and Theological Education and Dialogue.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Washington CountyClackamas CountyEast Multnomah CountyBeaverton, OR 97005



  • Youth Services
  • Hospitality
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • a few months to a year or more

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