211info helps community members navigate the maze of health and community service offerings with specially trained information and referral specialists, who are skilled at locating and providing information about good resources to contact for help with a wide variety of problems and needs. Dial 2-1-1.
Bridges to Housing is a research effort in support of a change to the way we approach homelessness. Bridges to Housing allows housing and service providers across Multnomah, Washington Clackamas, and Clark counties to continue to work together to test and carefully document the human benefits and cost efficiencies of revamping the system and restructuring programs.
Central City Concern (CCC)
Central City Concern provides comprehensive solutions to end homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. They offer direct access to housing and integrated healthcare services, and provide a variety of services nurture and support personal transformation and recovery.
Their Housing Rapid Response (HRR) program both helps individuals transition from life on the streets to life in a supportive community and movement toward self sufficiency AND helps mitigate the use of Portland’s emergency services and provide a more appropriate, cost effective way to respond to the needs of the homeless. A collaborative effort among CCC, the Portland Police Bureau, Department of Community Justice, Multnomah County, Community Treatment Providers and other providers, the program offers case managers that respond to people in need, acting quickly to build trust and bring these people into the CCC community where they can find safe housing, medical and mental health care, addiction treatment and other vital support.
Through training and education, lending, consulting and policy reform, the Corporation for supportive housing works to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.
Home Forward is dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for individuals and families who are challenged by income, disability or special need.
Homeless Youth Continuum
The Homeless Youth Continuum provides services and supports to homeless youth ages 15-23 through four agencies: Janus Youth Programs, Native American Youth and Family Center, New Avenues for Youth and Outside In. Services are intended to be a late stage intervention and are available to those most affected by continued homelessness.
Housing Connections is a web-based housing locator that helps people find information about affordable, accessible and special needs housing.
JOIN is a non-profit organization that uses a "housing first" approach to achieve their goal of rapid re-housing. Their services include outreach and engagement, housing retention, immersion programs, and basic services such as showers, storage lockers, laundry vouchers, mail pick-up, telephone access, and a place to escape the weather.
Multnomah County's Housing and Homelessness office administers public resources to expand affordable housing and infrastructure in low- and moderate- income communities through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Affordable Housing Development Program (AHDP), and the home improvement loan program.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
Oregon Housing and Community Services is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.
SUN Service System (Multnomah County)
SUN is an integrated system of care, providing social and support services to youth, families and community members that lead to educational success and self-sufficiency. SUN aligns city, count, state, and federal resources and programs, and services are delivered through school-linked and school-based strategies. Services include: educational support, emergency services, rent assistance, extended-day activities, case management, parent education, early childhood programs, culturally-specific services, and alcohol and other drug services.
The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.
Volunteers of America (VOA)
VOA's Home Free program provides a broad range of transitional services to help ensure each survivor’s ability to transition to a full life not defined by domestic violence.Services include permanent housing support; long-term, one-on-one advocacy support; personal, financial, and educational goal planning; active help with moving through and understanding complex service systems; home visits; and accompaniment to court dates and appointments.