Making accessing homeless and housing services simple

Serving as the central point of contact for homeless and housing services in the community, Waypoint's Coordinated Entry Service makes it easy for individuals in crisis to access the appropriate resources they need to attain permanent housing. If an individual is homeless, all he or she has to do is walk to or call Waypoint and our staff will determine his or her housing need and find the right openings at emergency shelters and/or send referrals for openings via a common database for local shelters.

Waypoint Services collaborates with the following shelters: Willis Dady Emergency Shelter, Madge Phillips Center Shelter, Family Promise of Linn County, The Safe Place Foundation, St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House, and Mission of Hope. Each of these shelters supports a different demographic of households impacted by homelessness.

Last fiscal year, Waypoint served 2,817 individuals with Coordinated Entry Services to find an open shelter bed.

Be a part of helping individuals navigate housing resources

Play an important role in connecting individuals with services tailored to their unique housing crises by volunteering for the Daytime Resource Program. Duties include:

  • Greeting/welcoming individuals
  • Signing them into program for services or to meet with staff
  • Filling hygiene supply requests
  • Restocking supply areas
  • Supporting individuals in connecting them to community resources and phone management

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. shifts any weekday (M-F). Training is provided. See our volunteer opportunities for more information. 

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