Entries by Sydney Linden

Job Opening: Outreach Worker

Position Description: Outreach Worker JOIN (joinpdx.org) is a non-profit organization that exists to support the efforts individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition off the streets and into permanent housing. We are inspired by the vision of a community where everyone has a place to call home. JOIN has an organizational commitment to equity and […]

The Importance of Donating Pet Food & Supplies

Throughout history, humans have kept pets for a variety of reasons. Pets are loyal and non-judgemental. They can also provide a deep level of comfort, companionship and protection. For these reasons, it is not uncommon for individuals experiencing homelessness to also have pets, like dogs or cats. The National Law center on Homelessness & Poverty […]

Job Opening: Executive Assistant

Position Description: Executive Assistant JOIN (joinpdx.org) is a non-profit organization that exists to support the efforts individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition off the streets and into permanent housing. We are inspired by the vision of a community where everyone has a place to call home. JOIN has an organizational commitment to equity and […]

The Effects of Hunger and Food Insecurity on Housing Stability

In the United States, 12% of households (15.6 million households) are estimated to be food insecure. Food insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Here in Portland, where JOIN proudly serves, this condition occurs in just over […]

Fighting to End Homelessness Among Veterans

Currently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that in 2017, 40,056 veterans experienced homelessness on any given night throughout the country. This makes up just over 9% of the entire population of homeless adults. These statistics represent a slight, but noticeable increase in homeless veterans from the year before. According to HUD’s […]

An Interview with Our Student Designers

JOIN was fortunate to be able to partner with an amazing program at the PSU School of Graphic Design called Studio 5.  Studio 5 pairs graphic design students with local businesses and non-profits to provide high-quality and beautiful design at no cost to the client.  It helps the students gain experience and hone their skills.  […]

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity for Students

Paid Summer 2018 Internship at JOIN WHAT: JOIN is offering a paid internship opportunity in the Day Space. Interns will gain experience working in a drop-in center by building relationships with the folks who visit JOIN, helping people access mail, showers, laundry vouchers and clothing, and connecting folks to other services. Interns will also have […]

Action Alert: City Council’s Proposed Budget

Action Alert: City Council’s Proposed Budget Not only does JOIN address individuals’ immediate housing needs, but we also play a powerful advocacy role at the systems and policy level. We are passionate about making an impact today, while also thinking strategically about tomorrow. This is why JOIN is the fiscal sponsor of the Welcome Home […]

Donate Gently-Used Books And Magazines Today

Donate Gently-Used Books And Magazines Today It goes without saying that there are many benefits to reading on a regular basis. From a young age, books teach us about language and communication, while also stimulating the imagination. As we get older, books help us reduce stress, learn new subjects, enhance vocabulary, and improve memory and […]