JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.
Values & Principles
JOIN is striving to become an anti-racist organization – because we are building toward a future that is inclusive and equitable.
JOIN is a partner – because we trust people to be the primary agents of change in their own lives. We reflect strengths and walk alongside people on their journey to stability.
JOIN is centered in relationships – because we believe in community.
JOIN is creative to conquer complexity – because the complex issues surrounding homelessness requires innovation and flexibility.
JOIN is ever-evolving, living and organic – because we are all continuously learning and growing.
JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:
Strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
Operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
Pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.
JOIN helped 1,377 individuals transition from homelessness to permanent housing, including 161 families with children.
82% of the households we helped into housing retained their housing for at least 12 months.
JOIN’s retention team made more than 10,525 friendly visits to people in their new homes.
JOIN provided over 6,018 instances of landlord or system advocacy.
JOIN delivered over 1,500 food boxes to people in their homes.
JOIN serves an average of 80-100 individuals each day in our Day Space.
The racial and ethnic breakdown reveals that of the total people housed, 47.4% are Black/African American, 40.6% are White, 7.6% are Latino/Hispanic, 6% are Native American, and 3.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Board of Directors
Chris Bonner, President, Hasson Company RealtorsAndrea Durbin, Vice President, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Kevin Kaufman, Treasurer, CBRE, Inc.Anna Plumb, Secretary, Multnomah CountyAngelette Hamilton, Kaiser Permanente Amanda Hess, NW Public Affairs, LLCRena Jimenez-Blount, Kantor TaylorAaron Nawrocki, Capital M LendingRich Rodgers, Community Development Partners