Entries by Sydney Linden

Shannon Singleton to Serve as JOIN’s New Executive Director

JOIN is pleased to announce that Shannon Singleton has been hired to serve as Executive Director, effective April 6, 2015. JOIN’s Board President, Chris Bonner, stated: “I could not be more pleased that our extensive and intensive hiring process resulted in us identifying Shannon Singleton as the best candidate for the job of Executive Director […]

Job Announcement: Retention Worker Position

Retention Worker Position at JOIN JOIN is a non-profit social service agency that houses people experiencing homelessness who are actively sleeping on the street in Multnomah County.  The vast majority of our work takes place out on the street in people’s camps and, once housed, in their apartments.  But JOIN also operates a basic service […]

A Personal Message from JOIN’s Executive Director

Dear JOIN Friends and Supporters, JOIN has been my professional home for many years, first as an organizer, then a lawyer working with JOIN’s community, then as a board member, and, finally, for the past eight years, as Executive Director.  To say it has been an honor to be a part of this organization doesn’t […]

City of Portland declares severe weather: donate blankets & other gear!

The City of Portland just declared severe weather, which means that our homeless neighbors need your help staying warm and dry. Drop off donations of blankets, sleeping bags, socks, hats, gloves, and other cold weather items to JOIN, 1435 NE 81st Avenue, anytime between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. Contact Sydney at slinden@joinpdx.org or […]

December 18th: Help with Holiday Food Boxes

JOIN’s Holiday Food Box Program is a great way to get your whole family, workplace, or faith group involved in bringing holiday cheer to formerly homeless households. We ask volunteers to: 1) Assemble holiday food box(es) and bring them to JOIN, located at 1435 NE 81st Avenue, on Thursday, December 18th anytime between 5 and […]

JOIN to March in the Veteran’s Day Parade

JOIN is honored to once again show support for homeless Veterans next Tuesday, November 11th by marching in the annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veteran’s Day Parade.  We are proud to march with Street Roots and the Returning Veterans Project. More info about the parade route can be found here.  We hope to see you there! […]

Complicated Stories of Success

by Colleen Sinsky This morning, like every Friday morning, Jerry woke up at 6am to take the MAX from his Gresham apartment into town to help with JOIN’s weekly pickup from the Oregon Food Bank.  It’s an unglamorous task that has to take place once a week to keep our kitchen stocked with the food that gets […]