December 22, 2011
By David Nguyen
It is hard to believe, but downtown's Blanchet House has been serving our community for 60 years!
Blanchet House was established in 1952, and is located at 3rd and Glisan in the Old Town/Chinatown area of downtown Portland. The organization offers free meals, job aid, and transitional housing to folks in need.
In September of this year, Nick was honored to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new 36,500 square foot, four-story building which will triple Blanchet's space, increasing the number of beds for those in need from 28 to 60.
The Portland Housing Bureau committed $4 million in grants and additional support for the project. The current Blanchet House is open while the new office is under construction.
Congratulations to the Blanchet House for 60 years!