Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Homelessness Solutions

What is the Homelessness Solutions Committee?

Deepen club members’ understanding of the lives of the children and families
experiencing homelessness in our community through educational programming
and service opportunities. This committee is open to vetting projects that our club
might choose to fund through an eventual capital campaign.

We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Rotary office

View our Voices of Homelessness page to get updates on interviews, quotes, and an insight to homeless life in Portland.

Resources

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Night Strike

New Avenues For Youth 

Upcoming/Ongoing Service Projects:

Night Strike

What: Committee members are teaming up with Night Strike under the Burnside Bridge, a "community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives." This event takes place every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30pm. If this event interests you, sign-up for a position with a fellow Rotarian, family member, or friend.

Educational Opportunities 

A Home for Everyone (AHFE): Community Advisory Forum

Interested in participating in a community forum  that is open to the public? The goals of this advisory forum are to: 

  1. Provide a solutions-driven forum for those with lived experience of homelessness and front-line service workers to listen and support each other.
  2. Bring consumers, providers and interested community members together to share information, and identify emerging issues and trends.
  3.  A formal space for front-line workers, consumers and community members to provide input and feedback to the AHFE Initiative regarding efforts to end homelessness in Multnomah County, and receive updates on the efforts.
  4.  Provide opportunity for networking, information sharing and training.

CAF meetings are open to the public and there is no formal membership. Participation ranges from 30-50, representing providers, government departments, service users, and other community members.

Meetings convene on the third Wednesday of every other month and are held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Bud Clark Commons, 1st Floor Multi-Purpose Room, located at 650 NW Irving Street, Portland OR. Metered parking available on streets or in parking lots near Union Station. 

Click here for more information. Click here to access the forum's web page.  

A Home for Everyone (AHFE): Housing Workgroup 

Interested in participating in a community workgroup that is open to the public?

The Housing Workgroup will work on developing and implementing system policy recommendations related to housing placement and retention, and shaping budget requests. There is currently no formal membership. Participation ranges from 20-30, representing providers and agencies, government departments, service users, and other community members. Meetings convene on the second Thursday of every month and are held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 
 

Click here for more information. Click here to access the workgroup's webpage.  Review the Housing Workgroup Action Plan