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 975 individuals transition from homelessness to permanent housing
This includes 122 families caring for 322 children under the age of 18
82% of the households we helped into housing retained their housing for at least 12 months
JOIN’s retention team made more than 7,500 friendly visits to people in their new homes
JOIN provided over 4,200 instances of landlord or system advocacy
JOIN delivered over 1,400 food boxes to people in their homes
JOIN serves an average of 200 individuals each week at our “House” or basic service center
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, Oregon Environmental CouncilKevin Kaufman, Treasurer, CBRE, Inc.Anna Plumb, Secretary, Multnomah CountyAngelette Hamilton, Kaiser Permanente Amanda Hess, NW Public Affairs, LLCRena Jimenez-Blount, Central City ConcernAaron Nawrocki, Capital M Lending