Safe Harbors, including the Navigation Center
OHOH is committed to developing “safe harbor” centers and resources. An example is the now-in-development Navigation Center. This temporary shelter provides short-term residency with the goal of helping people transition to the next step in care, capability and self-help.
The Navigation Center was made possible by a generous gift from Portland philanthropists and business leaders Tim and Mary Boyle. It will be operated in partnership with Transitions Projects, Inc., the city, county, state agencies, and many nonprofit and faith-based groups.
Mobile Shower & Laundry Trucks
Think about how great warm shower and clean clothes makes you feel. Oregon Harbor of Hope is bringing showers, washers and dryers to the people who need them most with two 28-foot-long box trailers retrofitted with five private showers and 12 washers and dryers. Our partner Union Gospel Mission will operate the trucks five days a week with stops scheduled at schools, churches and encampments.
Portland Street Medicine
Today, local medics are offering first-aid care and triage to the homeless, meeting them on the streets and in camps. More than 70 doctors, nurses and social workers have developed Portland Street Medicine, the first coordinated street-level medical program in the city. They need your help.
Lincoln High School’s CardsCook
This entirely student-led program is working to fight hunger among young adults in Portland. Founded in 2016, CardsCooks partners with Portland Public Schools, Oregon Food Bank and Clay Street Table to prep, cook and serve meals to disadvantaged youth. The students have served over 25,000 meals to-date and are ready to expand their reach and impact.