Trauma-Informed, Data-Driven Homeless Reentry

At Bybee Lakes Hope Center, clients will receive:

  • A thorough intake process that evaluates the obstacles a person faces to reenter society
  • Individual reentry plans to remove barriers and identify solutions
  • One-on-one case management services
  • Support to access necessary resources like mental health and addiction services, food stamps, health insurance, housing assistance, employment services, and more
  • Love, respect, and a safe place to heal

All members of the long-term reentry program:

  • Are clean and sober, with frequent, random drug and alcohol screenings
  • Give back with mandatory community service hours
  • Attend self-improvement and skill-building classes on site, and Anonymous meetings for members needing recovery support
  • Pay monthly membership dues to sustain their housing as soon as they are able, with opportunities for 30- and 60-day scholarships

Helping Hands is a referral-only agency. All individuals who participate in the program must be referred from a partner agency, like faith communities, business owners, fire, medical, police, corrections, and other social service agencies. Our current referring partners are: Union Gospel Mission, Portland Rescue Mission, Portland Fire & Rescue, Harbor of Hope, the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the NW, Portland Public Schools, Portland Police Bureau, Bridges to Change, Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Portland Street Response, and Dual Diagnosis Association of Oregon.

The vision of Bybee Lakes Hope Center is to partner with other local organizations to co-locate services and make access simple for the people we serve.

The Future Hope Center


Special thanks to Stuart Emmons for his time and expertise to create these renderings of the Bybee Lakes Hope Center.

Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers

Helping Hands CEO Alan Evans was stuck in the cycle of homeless for over 25 years. He wanted food stamps but needed ID. He wanted ID but needed a residence. He wanted a residence but didn’t have any money. Alan went to every door he could find asking for help and was turned away. The resources to help a person in his position weren’t there.

There was one place Alan knew he could go for three meals a day, a shower, and a bed—jail. Getting arrested had become getting rescued. His arresting officer in Seaside, Oregon asked Alan to tell him his story, and for the first time, someone listened. Alan started this organization to give our community members experiencing homelessness what he had so desperately needed—a helping hand to a sustainable life.

Helping Hands uses their own proprietary database, Tactical Demographics Systems, to track the needs of each individual who accesses services, identify gaps in services, and develop programs to fill those gaps. The database provides Helping Hands staff with real-time data about the people needing help and allows for services to be tailored to the unique circumstances that each individual faces. It also allows Helping Hands to make data-driven policy decisions and to develop community partnerships that address the current needs of clients.