JOIN is a Portland, Oregon non-profit that over the past ten years has moved an average of one person per day off the streets and into permanent housing, in addition to providing a drop-in center and an innovative experiential learning program. For more information, click on the JOIN Homepage link above.
As the temperature is dropping, activity at JOIN is increasing. On Wednesday we celebrated our “kitchen shower” to open our brand new kitchen space in the building. We’re excited to have the ability for Daniel, our immersion coordinator to cook family style meals for our immersion groups, as well as a place to prepare food boxes and have the opportunity to share and prepare food as a community. I also got to tag along with our Greek cooking class, Cuisina, generously hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. We’ve partnered with the Greeks for years to put on this class, and it’s been a successful and popular part of JOIN’s outreach efforts. I was floored by how positive and friendly the space was, and it was incredible to get to see some of our folks so proud of the meal they’d created. We made some really great lemon herb chicken, and Greek style green beans, potatoes and salad and then shared a family style dinner. Lots of fun! Here’s Annie with some friends.
We’re all excited for next Tuesday’s Day of Homelessness Awareness in downtown Portland and our annual Thanksgiving dinner next Friday! Busy weeks ahead and we’d love for everyone to get involved! Have a great weekend :)
JOIN's mission is to support homeless people in their efforts to return to permanent housing. You can reach us at 1435 NE 81st Ave, Ste 100 Portland, Oregon 97213, (tel) 503-232-7052, or email firstname.lastname@example.org