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Marion County and Salem clothing closets.

The clothing closets in Marion County Oregon focus on fulfilling a few different needs. They include, but are not limited, to the following. The sites may have free work or school clothes, diapers for new or pregnant moms, winter attire, and items for the homeless, such as blankets or hygiene items. Each of the centers listed below offer their own resources.

In general, the clothes closets offer vouchers so the client can “shop” for what they need. However the person will of course only be able to select what is available. As the shops are stocked by donations from the community and the clothing available will change throughout the year.

If not qualified for a local clothes closet, there are some thrift stores in Marion County Oregon that sell low cost, gently used goods. This may be furniture, bedding, suits for job interviews, and similar goods. They are also noted below.

St. Germaine Pregnancy Center
3857 Wolverine Street NE Suite C2
Salem, OR 97305
Dial (503) 363-2525
This is a faith based, church affiliated charity. They help people facing unplanned pregnancies, including teenagers. There may be free diapers, infant or maternity clothes, baby supplies, formula, and more. Counseling and parent classes are also held.

Union Gospel Mission Of Salem – Thrift Mission Store
Address is 885 Commercial Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
For hours, dial (503) 375-2511
The non-profit sells gently used but quality second hand items. There may also be food, school supplies, and referrals to financial aid in Marion County.





Helping Hands
Address is 1755 13th Street SE
Location is Salem, OR 97302
Appointments are needed. Phone - (503) 364-9936
A couple items of work or job interview clothes may be offered for free. This may be work-boots, suits, rain gear, dresses for women, and more.

The Salvation Army School Supply program from Family Services Building
1977 Front St NE
Call (503) 585-6688
They offer back to school supplies in Salem. There is also shelter, free Christmas toys from Angel tree, and other material goods.

Canyon Crisis And Resource Center
825 NW Santiam Boulevard
Mill City, Oregon 97360
Telephone: (503) 897-2327
They only help victims of abuse, including domestic. Children, women, immigrants, and females may qualify for aid.

Hope Station Community Services, Inc
Address is 1337 Madison Street NE Suite 115
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 339-7710
The non-profit known as HS may have clothes, food, hygiene items, toiletries, and more for working poor families. They also help organize budget and job placement workshops.




Northwest Human Services Crisis Line of Marion County
Address: 694 Church Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 588-5827
Services include a laundry room, showers, free lunches, clothing, bedding, and more. Many of the clients are disabled and/or have a mental illness. Some people may qualify for free furniture programs.

Habitat For Humanity Of The Mid-Willamette Valley – Restore Store
1249 13th St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 485-4845 Main phone
The store may sell low cost furniture, cribs, beds, kitchen utensils, and other building materials at a discounted price.

St. Vincent De Paul Society Emergency Services And Food Bank
Location: 3745 Portland Road NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Main phone number is (503) 364-3210
The church has many assistance programs for the needy. It includes help in obtaining birth certificates, medications, clothes, Christmas gifts, warm winter jackets, free school supplies, and financial aid. Most of the clothing is for the homeless.




By Jon McNamara

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