Monday, January 4, 2016

Health Care Event!

The Wallace Medical Concern will be holding a health event at the Human Solutions Family Homeless Shelter on 162nd/Burnside on Tuesday, January 19th from 1 to 5 p.m.

This event is open to all who need assistance and we will have doctors, dental hygienists, dental emergency services on hand.

Beyond medical care, we will be bringing many additional services for the day, such as showers, haircuts, food, necessary items, warming items, family photo options, etc.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shelters In Portland and Gresham

Here is a list of the warming shelters in Portland and Gresham.  Info from 211

The following warming center facilities are available:
Bud Clark Commons - TPI
650 NW Irving Street, Portland 97209
Walk in, check in anytime after 8:30pm
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th, 2015
Hours: 8:30pm - 7am
Serves: Adults 18 and older
Imago Dei Emergency Shelter - TPI
1302 SE Ankeny Street, Portland 97214
Walk in, check in anytime after 8:30pm
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th, 2015
Hours: 8:30pm - 7am
Serves: Adults 18 and older

St. Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland 97214

Dates: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Hours: 7pm - 6am
Serves: Individuals and couples

St. Johns Warming Shelter 
University Park United Methodist Church
4775 N Lombard Street, Portland 97203
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th - Sunday, November 29th, 2015
Hours: 8pm - 8am 
Serves: Adults
As a reminder, the following winter shelters are open:

Jerome Sears Emergency Shelter - TPI
2730 SW Multnomah Boulevard, 97219
To reserve a spot starting Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 call 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm OR come to Day Center at 650 Irving Street, Portland
Dates: Thursday November 26th - Monday December 14th, 2015
Hours:  7pm-7am
Female-identified adults

Safety Off the Streets Shelter (SOS)
435 NW Glisan Street, Portland 97209
To reserve your spot call 503-280-4700 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
OR come to Day Center at 650 Irving Street, Portland
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 5pm - 8am
Serves: Female-identified adults

Human Solutions Family Shelter
16141 E Burnside Street, Portland (near 162nd Avenue) 97233
This is a walk-in facility. It is not necessary to call beforehand. No one will be turned away.
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 3:30pm - 7:30am
Serves: Families with children under 18 and women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W. Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Additional beds available for winter shelter
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: Entry to year-round beds 5:45pm, winter beds 8pm
Serves: Male-identified adults

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland 97204
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 6pm - 8am
Serves: Female-identified adults

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
$5 fee waived during severe weather
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 5:45pm - 7am
Serves: Male-identified adults

Porchlight Crisis Shelter
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland 
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 9pm – 9am
Serves: Youth ages 15-23

Harry’s Mother Runaway Shelter
738 NE Davis Street, Portland 97232
Dates: Seven nights a week throughout winter season
Hours: 24 hours a day
Serves: Youth ages 9-17

The following day center service is available throughout the winter season:

Dignity Village Warming Shelter
9401 NE Sunderland Avenue, Portland 97211
Dates: Wednesday - Friday
Hours: 8am-10pm
Serves: Adults

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW Third Avenue, Portland
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th, 2015
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Serves: Individuals and families

Blanchet House
310 NW Glisan Street, Portland
Dates: Monday - Saturday. CLOSED Thursday, November 26th, 2015.
Hours: Breakfast 6:30am, Lunch 11:30am, Dinner 5pm
Serves: Individuals and families

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland
Dates: Seven days a week throughout winter season
Hours: 7am - 11pm 
Serves: Female-identified adults

Transition Projects
650 NW Irving Street, Portland
Dates: Seven days a week
Hours: 7am - 6:45pm (M-F), 8am - 3:45pm (Sat/Sun/Holidays)
Serves: Adults

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015CLOSED Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 2015. 
Hours:  8:30am - 4:00pm
Serves: Female-identified adults and women with children

St. Francis Dining Hall
330 SE 11th Avenue, Portland
Dates: Sunday - Friday 
Hours: 10am - 7pm (M-F), Noon - 5pm (Sun)
Serves: Individuals and families

St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church Hospitality Center
601 W Burnside Street, Portland
Dates: Monday - Saturday
Hours: 9:30am - 11:30am (M-F), 9am - 11am (Sat)
Serves: Individuals and families

1435 NE 81st, Portland
Dates: Monday - Friday (closed the 2nd Friday of the month). CLOSED Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November, 27th, 2015.
Hours:  10am - 3pm
Serves: Individuals and families

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland
Dates: Monday - Saturday
Hours: 7am - 6:30pm
Serves: Individuals and families

Janus Youth Access Center
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland
Dates: Seven days a week
Hours: 9am - 9pm
Serves: Screening and referral for youth ages 15-23

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Boulevard, Portland
Dates: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. CLOSED Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 2015.
Hours: 3pm-5pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

New Avenues for Youth (NAFY)
820 SW Oak Avenue
Dates: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday
Hours: 2pm - 5pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

Sanctuary Church
19626 NE Glisan Street, 97230
Dates: Wednesday November 25th - Thursday November 26th, 2015
Hours: Wednesday 11am-8pm, Thursday 11am - 5pm.
Serves: Those experiencing homelessness; Regular hours open on Wed; 1-8pm; Friday 10-5pm; Saturday 1-8pm.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Free Dental Care! Two days only!

Oregon Mission of Mercy (OrMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot access and/or afford dental care.  This event is completely volunteer driven and is possible because of the generous support of OrMOM partners.
Who Should Come
  • Adults and children
  • If you do not have enough money to pay for dental care
  • If you do not have a regular dentist

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Come early!  We'll open the clinic doors at 4:00 am.
Treatment will be performed starting at 6 am both days.
No appointments will be taken or are necessary.
Patients are seen on a first come - first serve basis.
The number of patients seen will be limited by clinic capacity.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Friday, November 6, 2015

Free Meals for Vets (not veterinarians, sorry)

Here is a link for over a HUNDRED restaurants that are serving free food for veterans on Veterans Day!

Olive Garden, Chili's, Red Robin, Starbucks, Applebees, Denny's, and MORE are offering free meals or other kinds of food.

I wonder how someone can hit all of them in one day....

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Help Formerly Homeless Families Stay Housed

The Village Support Network is a
proven strategy to help families exiting homelessness move toward stability  and self-sufficiency.  Through this program, support teams of trained volunteers work with families to help them achieve their goals.  You can make a difference in a family's life.  It's a six-month commitment, about 5-6 hours a month.  It's not something to take lightly.  But it can make all the difference for a child and her family as they make the difficult transition from shelter to

We have an orientation for the program on November 17 from
7:00-8:30.  No commitment is required to attend, we just want you to come and learn more.  You can find more information about Village Support Network at our website:  Or just sign up for the
orientation and we'll send you the details:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Human Solutions Family Shelter

The family shelter in East Multnomah County is open NOW!  They are taking any families with children every night at 7pm at 16141 E Burnside, Portland. 

It will be open every night at least through April.

If you know anyone with children on the street, or just becoming homeless, please lead them to the family shelter for immediate help. 

If you want more information, would like to volunteer or would like to bring food or supplies, please call 503-502-0128.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Using Empty Land to Feed our Food Desert

On as little as three acres of land, ten thousand people can be fed!

"Will Allen is proving that city farms work -- big time. He’s not conjuring up theories; everything that he is teaching in cities across the country he learned over the course of 20 years with his hands in the dirt, a little money in his pocket and a survivalist’s smarts for innovating.
He grows food in ways that few have seen before -- and he grows it sustainably. Allen’s 3-acre farm sits in the poorest part of Milwaukee and now feeds 10,000 people a year. It brought him a MacArthur grant and his neighbors good, healthy eating. The story is in Allen’s book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities."