The SON (Sheltering Our Neighbors) Network is a joint ministry of churches in Clackamas County, called by God to provide emergency shelter for homeless families in our county. The SON Network provides evening shelter and three meals for families with children.
Families will be referred by several social service agencies and connected immediately, if they are not already in contact, with Northwest Housing Alternatives for case management Annie Ross House.
Host churches provide drug and alcohol free overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality for two weeks at a time from October through April. Families rotate to the next church on the rotation schedule until space is available at the Annie Ross House. The evening lodging begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 a.m. the following morning. Guests are asked to leave church facilities by 8:00 a.m., and return after 5:30 p.m. School age children attend school, with transportation provided by their home district, and some of the adults go to work. Once a week, the families will receive next-step support from the staff of the Annie Ross House.