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Village Support Network is expanding

The Village Support Network is a group of individuals who have experienced homelessness and have found stability in their new homes and communities. 

The event is sponsored by New City Initiative, which will hold an orientation for the Village Support Network program on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at New City's office, 1435 NE 81st Ave., Portland. 

No ongoing commitment is required to attend the orientation--it's just an opportunity to come and learn more. Attendees are asked to register to ensure that appropriate accommodations are available at the meeting. 

If you know someone who has been interested in getting involved or if you know of a faith community that would be interested, please contact Susanna at 503-941-8648 or

Posted on May 14, 2016 and filed under basic resources.

New Shelter opens in Multnomah County

The Human Solutions Family Center, which opened Monday, will provide year-round, all-hours shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County.

Families will be warm and safe during their shelter stay, and they will have access to a full kitchen, showers and a dedicated space for mothers with infants. Families will also have access to help finding jobs and permanent housing.

The Human Solutions Family Center is designed to hold 150 people. 

Posted on February 3, 2016 and filed under basic resources, housing.

Portland's Potluck in the Park offers OHSU health services April 26

Portland’s Potluck in the Park volunteers respond to the vital need of Portland’s hungry and homeless week in and week out. Guests come for a delicious, warm meal and the community that is created when a meal is shared between others who know the same struggles and those who care deeply for them. The next event will take place in the O’Bryant Square underground parking lot on April 26, offering a lot more than usual.

Low cost Eugene ESL classes begin March 30

Communicating a dream is the first step in achieving it, and “achieving dreams” is after all, Lane Community College’s motto. College faculty can help you in all aspects from start to finish, including improving the language ability to do it. Take advantage of low cost English as a second language courses beginning this Spring. 

Posted on March 11, 2015 and filed under basic resources.

Get counted, get resources at Homeless PIT Count

Individuals and families  who face housing instability find shelter and a safe place to sleep wherever they can. This can mean sleeping on the streets, in their vehicles, or in parks, camps, and other places not meant for human habitation, often at the risk of being caught and told to move. It is precisely this instability that makes an accurate estimate of Oregon’s homeless population on a given day or night so elusive. Yet, knowing this is indeed important.

Posted on January 21, 2015 and filed under basic resources.