Entries by Njeri Parker

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 […]

The Impact of Homelessness on Children & Families

Becoming a new parent is full of unexpected challenges at every turn, regardless of economic status. Unfortunately, thousands of parents with young children across the nation and Multnomah county experience homelessness with their children. According to the latest data from Oregon Housing and Community Services, 16% of all individuals experiencing homelessness in Multnomah are part […]

Often Overlooked Donation Items Needed: African American Hair & Skin Care Products

The experience of homelessness is one of constant challenges. Individuals experiencing homelessness face daily obstacles when it comes to finding a safe place to sleep, eating nutritional food, taking care of children, maintaining healthy personal hygiene, and much more. JOIN tries to mitigate some of these very basic challenges by providing services at our day […]

Homelessness Statistics in the Portland Metro Area

Homelessness Statistics in The Portland Metro Area Every other January, Oregon Housing and Community Services release statewide data on Oregon’s homeless population that are unsheltered, and living in emergency shelters or transitional housing. This is part of a national effort to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the United States, and involves the participation of […]

Importance of Donating Feminine Hygiene Products

Importance of Donating Feminine Hygiene Products Transitioning out of homelessness is a challenge that people in our community struggle to overcome every day. With over 4,177 individuals experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County, individuals struggle daily to find food, shelter, and safety. But every 28 days, women experiencing homelessness (about 37% of the homeless population in […]

School Supply Drive

Help ensure the students of JOIN families have the tools they need to succeed! At our celebratory Back to School event, we’ll distribute backpacks and school supplies to youth from JOIN families who are homeless or recently homeless. Last year, we gave away 70 backpacks filled with supplies to 32 families and we hope to […]

Dining out for JOIN

              Chez Machin Wednesday, February 22nd 3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Chez Machin is a cozy and romantic French bistro and creperie in the heart of the Hawthorne district. From 11am-7pm, 20% of the proceeds from your meal will benefit JOIN’s important programs! Click here to RSVP (you must RSVP […]