Who We Are

Residents are supported by a staff of individuals who care for everything from buying household supplies to connecting residents with counseling and mentorship. While each member of the Inn staff plays a specific role and is responsible for a different job within the community, the first job of every staff member is to rest, heal and grow. Innkeepers play the vital role of living with residents and managing the Inn’s essential needs. This includes the everyday rituals of meals, chores, and paying bills.

The Inn Care Manager acts as an advocate and ally for residents, connecting them with the resources they need to meet their goals during their time at the Inn. The Care Manager is an advocate of each resident’s unique needs and goals. The Care Manager meets regularly with all residents, and partners with each to develop and implement an individual care plan that will help him or her take steps toward personal growth and flourishing.

The Inn Director oversees the larger picture of the Inn, provides support and leadership for the Inn staff, and offers spiritual direction for residents. The Inn Director helps sustain the vision of the Inn, working as a central point of leadership and accountability for all members of the Inn community.

Supporting both the Inn Staff and residents of the Inn are a growing number of helpers, mentors and “Friends of the Inn.” These men and women are individuals who are dedicated to advocating for residents. Whether sharing knowledge and life skills or simply spending time with residents, Friends of the Inn are "in the corner" of the residents they interact with.

Photos by Clare Sunderland

Where We Came From

The dream of the Inn began in 2006, when Zach and Cammie Elliott opened up guest rooms in their home in Aurora, Oregon, to young people in need of refuge. These young adults lived, worked, and ate together, under the mentorship and care of the Elliotts. The hope was that individuals could find a place to flourish and find healing, and that the young people who lived at the Inn would know they had someone supporting them.

As founding pastors of Hillside Fellowship Church, the Elliotts kept the Inn at the center of the church’s vision. As Hillside Fellowship grew, so did the vision for the Inn. In 2014, through the hard work and generous financial support of Hillside Fellowship, the Inn moved into its current location on North Main Street in Newberg.

The Inn continues to be sustained through the visionary giving and support of Hillside Fellowship Church.