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You Look Familiar

  Standing in line at the store, one of our Outreach Staff thought he recognized the girl at the checkout counter. He couldn’t quite place how he knew her, but the cashier definitely remembered him. “You look familiar,” he said. And the she began to tell her story… Not long ago, she had been homeless…

3 January 31st, 2012 0
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Homeless Veteran Honored In Death

From OPB News: Not much is known about Stevenson Roy. He was born 60 years ago in Montgomery, Alabama. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. Dozens of people visited the Willamette National Cemetery on Wednesday to pay their respects to the homeless Portland veteran. Roy lived on the streets of Portland and died…

4 January 30th, 2012 0
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The New Wave of Veteran Homeless

We’re all glad to have so many soldiers coming back home from Iraq. But what kind of future do they face as they adjust to life stateside? A recent article by StreetRoots highlights: The Oregon National Guard has the highest rate of suicide among all U.S. National Guards. Thanks to medical advances, more veterans are…

6 January 19th, 2012 0
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Man With Golden Voice – 1 Year Later

One year ago, Ted Williams gained national attention as the homeless man with the “golden voice”. And where is Ted now? AdWeek and Entertainment Tonight review the ups and downs of Ted’s efforts to put his life back together.

7 January 19th, 2012 0
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Reports Shed Light On Portland Homeless

Several new reports reveal the latest trends in homelessness in Portland and across the United States. Oregon One-Night Homeless Count http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/RA_2011_Point_In_Time_Homeless_Counts.shtml 2011 Point-In-Time Count of Homelessness, Portland/Multnomah County http://www.portlandonline.com/phb/index.cfm?c=43985 U.S. Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness Report http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/2011-hhreport.pdf  

3 January 12th, 2012 0
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Nike Employees Donate 6000 Pounds of Clothing

Our special thanks go to Nike Golf employees who recently donated over 6,000 lbs. of clothing, shoes and blankets for Portland’s homeless men, women and children. The clothing drive, led by employee Judd Nelson, has been an annual tradition for 10 years, resulting in over 32,000 lbs. of much needed clothing. The gesture of goodwill…

5 January 11th, 2012 0
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POLL: How Many Sleep on Portland Streets?

Test your knowledge about homelessness. On an average night, how many people in Portland sleep on the streets or in emergency shelter? Answer in the embedded poll below, or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6HJDBQF Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

9 January 10th, 2012 0
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Weekend Meals Now Available

Portland’s hungry and homeless will now have access to free lunches on Saturday and Sunday, served by Portland Rescue Mission and funded by The Walmart Foundation as part of its nationwide hunger relief program. For years the Mission has served a hot, nutritious breakfast and dinner, seven days a week, year-round, to anyone who needed…

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