Our homeless crisis is overwhelming, but not hopeless.
Oregon Harbor of Hope exists because of a strong and motivated coalition of support from local businesses, nonprofits and the faith-based community. Your cash donation will make a critical difference in helping our community’s most vulnerable. Thank you for your generosity. 100% of your contribution is tax deductible.
Our fundraising goals are ambitious because meeting the needs of our unhoused neighbors is so critical. We’re currently fundraising for the following resources and services:
- Mobile laundry and shower trucks
- Oregon Harbor of Hope is bringing showers, washers and dryers to the people who need them most. Two 28-foot-long box trailers will be retrofitted with 5 private showers, offering 120 – 160 showers a week; the laundry truck will be equipped with 12 washers and dryers. The trucks were generously donated by Thompson Equipment Corp, with plumbing and materials provided by Parr Lumber, George Moreland Supply and Kodiak Plumbing. Union Gospel Mission will operate the trucks 5 days a week with stops scheduled at schools, churches, and encampments.
- Lincoln High School’s CardsCook
- This entirely student-led program is working to fight hunger among young adults in Portland. Started by Lincoln High School Student Hank Sanders and 100 fellow Lincoln Cardinals in 2016, CardsCooks has partnered with Portland Public Schools, Oregon Food Bank and Clay Street Table to make and serve 25,000 meals in one year for disadvantaged youth. The students have a goal of expanding their program to other schools to expand their reach and impact.
- Portland Street Medicine
- Starting in early February, a team of local medics will begin rounds on the streets of Portland offering first-aid care and triage to the homeless, meeting them where they are. Led by former Legacy Hospital emergency room doctor William Toepper, MD, more than 70 doctors, nurses and social workers have signed on to participate in the pilot program. Modeled after similar programs in other cities, Portland Street Medicine represents the first coordinated street-level medical program in the city.
- Safe Harbor Shelter Network
- This fund supports OHOH’s vision to provide safe, temporary shelters and a continuum of care of services. (Click here to learn more.)