Daily Food/Shelter for Portland's Poor & Homeless

by Portland Rescue Mission
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Summary

Being homeless is a brutal experience, and Oregon's homeless population grew by 37% last year. We are on the front lines, serving 700 meals daily, providing hope and stepping stones to a new life.
$24,755
total raised
46
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

On any given night, more than 17,000 people face homelessness in Oregon. Oregon currently has the highest percent of people experiencing homelessness of any state in the U.S. (U.S. HUD Report). While homelessness is hard on everyone, the worst affected are the children. Unfortunately, this is a real and growing problem: nearly 43% of people identified as homeless are in families with children (Oregon's 2009 one-night homeless count). Without help, these children fall behind developmentally.

Solution

We are Portland's largest provider of homeless services. Homeless men, women and children turn to us for their most basic needs: warm and safe shelter (up to 120 beds/night); hot, nutritious meals; and long-term programs to rebuild their lives.

Long-Term Impact

We help at least 700 people/day to meet their basic needs. Every year, at least 50 men and 50 women and their children participate in long-term recovery programs that teach addiction recovery, violence prevention, vocational skills, etc.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

https:/​/​www.PortlandRescueMission.org
Each week, watch a new video from one of our grads
Our recommendations for how to respond to a beggar
Volunteers see lives change - often themselves
Social media, annual report, newsletters, email

Organization Information

Portland Rescue Mission

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.PortlandRescueMission.org
Project Leader:
Bill Miller
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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