We know what folks in crisis need: A reliable network of support services. (Not sweeps or mass camps.)

The right resources to end homelessness look different for everyone – perhaps help paying a utility bill to keep the heat on, navigating complicated tenant application processes, getting information translated, or reducing barriers to employment. That’s why we don’t do this alone. We combine our expertise navigating housing systems with the lived experience of an active Resident Advisory Committee to build real programming that makes a difference.

We invest this well of knowledge in our beloved East Portland and wider East Multnomah County, a culturally rich and racially diverse area we’ve called home for nearly 35 years.

Of all the ways we could measure success, this one moves us: After people leave our programs, how many folks keep their housing? Last year, 98% of BIPOC participants and 97% of white participants who had moved from homelessness into housing had maintained their housing a year after our assistance ended.

This is what compassionate support looks like for people experiencing homelessness. If you can, please support our effective approach to housing and homelessness with a financial contribution today.

PS: Give $10 or more today and (if you’re 21 and older) you’ll be entered to win a shopping spree to a local bottle shop, John’s Marketplace!