In community and collaboration we can make a deep impact in our neighborhoods.
Coming together to create open air fairs and free markets that bring resources like showers, haircuts, clothing, hygiene supplies, OHP/Snap assistance, vaccines and vaccine information, food boxes, hot meals, wound care, hop passes, HIV/Hep C testing, etc.
Partners Include: Portland Street Response, Cultivate Initiatives, Care Oregon, DeRose Community Wellness, Our Streets PDX, Oregon Health Authority, CAP Prevention, Quest Integrative Health, Cascadia BH, Great Circle Recovery, Bridges to Change, Cascadia Behavioral Health, MHAOO, Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, and more.
We provide support for individuals and families living chronically homeless, towards long term housing stability.
We partner in the Tri-County area to collaborate with organizations and counties to connect people to the services, as well as support and help to eliminate any barriers to housing.
Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists are here to support that process.
We can assist in communications, obtaining identifying information, letters of support, and referrals.
Point of entry is direct contact through outreach events.
Through contracts with affordable housing projects, we provide on-site resident services with our certified Community Health Workers.
These services provide low income residents with additional supports connected to their housing that include rent assistance navigation, connections to sustainable food access, providing a liaison between property management and resident, health resources, connections to their neighborhood resources, and community building projects like monthly gatherings.
These programs are vital to sustainability for health and housing. Community Health Workers are designed to be the bridge.
We have a beautiful staff of individuals who have come from homelessness, addiction, trauma, and poverty. Our goal is to build life long skills in community wellness work that affects generations of our community members.
Sponsoring staff members through vital trainings that include Mental Health First Aid, De-Escalation Training, Trauma Informed Care, and ultimately, CHW certification and PSS Certifications to expand their scope of work.
This positions begin as reduced barrier, supportive, and compassionate with an understanding of someone who needs more grace.
We hit the streets multiple times a week to set up an events in east Portland to care for neighbors. We serve hot food, supply clothing, blankets, wound care kits, haircuts, recovery resources and relationship.
We are focusing on East Portland community and neighbors experiencing housing, health, food, and resource insecurity. Mobilizing during weather and disaster emergencies.
If you'd like to support this effort, you can donate either in a monetary way, or visit our wish lists in the tab to find our biggest need for the season.
We provide mentorships to those desiring a chance out of substance use disorder and homelessness.
Our hopes are to link arms in those first steps, providing a mentor to walk through barriers like connecting to resources, housing, and employment.
Removing barriers like navigating access to birth certificates, ID, social security cards, housing deposits and application fees.
We believe when someone is in the Change cycle, they should be afforded an opportunity without many barriers.