What’s Happening at OJF? Read our Fall Newsletter!

Our Fall Newsletter is here! We are excited to share with you what our team has been up to lately. There is so much to do.

In this issue:

  • Learn about our newest affordable housing community that opened to residents
    this summer!
  • See how you can get involved as we enter the Holidays.
  • Find resources that further our understanding of justice, and how we can take
    action in our daily lives.

And more!

Read our newsletter here!

P.S. We also mailed out our newsletter – be on the lookout in your mailbox! If you aren’t on our mailing list, you can join here.

Cheers! 🎉 It’s Give!Guide Season

Help OJF raise $20,000 for housing solutions!

Today is the first day of the Willamette Week’s 2023 giving season – yahoo!
Our Just Future is thrilled to be part of the Give!Guide again this year, our region’s most popular giving campaign, along with 250 other terrific non-profits that make our region a better place.
You’ll find Our Just Future (formerly Human Solutions) in the “Home” category again this year, because access to affordable housing for everyone is our top goal! When you make a gift to Our Just Future, you help us support people seeking affordable housing and economic security so they can have the housing security that everyone in our community should have.

BONUS! Today is one of the Give!Guide’s BIG GIVE DAYS, meaning that when you donate $10 or more, you could win an overnight stay at a beautiful SCP Hotel in Oregon (SCP hotels have a unique focus on personal wellness, social good, and the environment). One donation means three chances to win at three beautiful destinations!
Thank you for considering a donation today – we so appreciate your support!

PS: Exciting announcements in our fall newsletter, including our new affordable housing community and a terrific book we think you’ll love!

Criminalizing Homelessness Doesn’t Work

Last week, Portland City Council voted to criminalize homelessness. A senseless, harmful ban like this – rushed through during election season – couldn’t come at a worse time.

Ways to Get Involved in November

Bring a dish to an emergency shelter, donate items that shelter and affordable housing residents need, pick up and deliver donations in your car, and more. We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community.

We Endorse Portland Charter Reform

Our Just Future enthusiastically endorses Portland city charter reform as part of the coalition Portland United for Change. Vote YES on Ballot Measure 26-228.

Winter Coat Drive is On!

More than 200 people call our shelters home, and they all need coats! Can you help us by donating new and like-new coats?

Ways to Get Involved in October!

We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. Bring a dish to an emergency shelter, pick up and deliver donations in your car, and more.

We Changed Our Name!

Welcome to Our Just Future — our bold new name and vision for the future.

This month's volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Volunteer + In-Kind Donation Needs in July

Summer’s on! This month our shelters need flip-flops and folks to cook, and people newly moving into affordable housing are looking for supplies!

The new Gateway office atrium, with an open floor plan, large windows, and warm-toned wood paneling.

Sneak Peek: Our Gateway Service Center

Hello from our new home base in East Portland! It will be both the hub for our core business and a place for services like career coaching and family advocacy.