Our Just Future counters the forces that keep people and communities in poverty by building relationships and assets that create opportunity – today and for futuregenerations. East Portland and wider East Multnomah County, Oregon, is ourhome and the heart of our investments, advocacy and programs.

Our programs are effective thanks to the amazing people who staff them. If you are or know of someone who would be a strong fit in our trauma-informed and anti-racist culture, please apply and spread the word!




Current Openings

Accounts Payable Specialist

Affordable Housing Project Manager

Engagement Specialist(s) – Shelter Team

Family Advocate

Family Advocate – Rent Assistance 

Family Advocate – The Aurora (Permanent Supportive Housing)

Housing Specialist

HR Coordinator

Peer Support Specialist

Shelter Kitchen Specialist

Skill Development Specialist

Visit our recruiting web page today to find a role that inspires you!

Volunteering: Ways to Get Involved in March!

All opportunities to volunteer and donate things we need, in one convenient place!

Our monthly digest of all the ways to engage is here! Bring a dish to an emergency shelter, donate items that shelter and affordable housing residents need, and more. We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. It takes a village to house a city.


March 8: Women’s Day Potluck at Chestnut Tree Inn
Celebrate all who identify as women on International Women’s Day by delivering a home-made or store-bought dish for the 60 residents of this shelter for folks identifying as women, non-binary, and gender queer. 💖 Sign Up Here!

March 12: Daylight Savings Potluck at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Spring forward with a home-made or store-bought dish delivered to our drop-off potluck for the 140 residents of the largest family shelter in the metro region. Think: kid-friendly food! 💖 Sign Up Here!

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Potluck at Gresham Women’s Shelter
Honor St. Patrick by making a home-cooked or store-bought dish for this drop-off potluck for the 90 residents of this shelter for those identifying as women, non-binary, and gender queer. 💖 Sign Up Here!


Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 60, 75, or 140 people at once! 💖 Contact Us

Sponsor a Shelter Dinner
Cover the cost of a meal that’s cooked by a local restaurant of your choice and served to residents in any one (or combination) of our emergency shelters! 🧑🍳 Learn More

Cook in a Small Group at Our Shelter Kitchen
Friends, families, neighbors, and any groups who want to volunteer together can join us in our shelter kitchen to help make meals. We’d love to have you! 🍳Contact Us


Gresham Women’s Shelter
We need comfortable clothing and craft supplies at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 👕 Shop Wish List!

Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Bedding is on the top of the list this month at our shelter for families with children. 🛏️ Shop Wish List!

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
We’re looking for clothes and more for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. 👚 Shop Wish List!

We protect the locations of our shelters as a matter of privacy and safety for residents, and we count on our volunteers to maintain this confidentiality. If you sign up to cook for a potluck, we’ll email you specific delivery instructions. Please do not share the location of our shelters with anyone who is not an Our Just Future volunteer.

Want to donate items offline or chat with us about volunteering? Reply to this email and we’ll get started!

— Our Just Future’s volunteer and donations team

Pitch In! 200k Meals and Counting

This year, we’ll serve more than 200,000 meals in our three emergency shelters. It’s a huge endeavor, and your donations help fund important programs like this.

A group of four smiling, happy people walk down a clean Portland street.

Show Rose City Love by Midnight

The alarming rise in homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that demands our full compassion for one another to solve.

Calling for Swift Relief

Advocate with us and 190+ organizations for swifter, more effective solutions to end our region’s homelessness crisis.

Joyous holidays from everyone at Human Solutions. Thank you for all you do in our community. #StrongerTogether

Joyous Holidays from Human Solutions

As we move into a season filled with traditions and celebrations of all kinds, we wish you the very best.

Testimony Regarding Safe Rest Villages

Human Solutions supports new safe rest villages proposed by Portland City Council. Read or watch our testimony.