Entries by Sophie Jaggi

Job Opening: Day Space Worker

Position Description: Day Space 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 […]

Job Opening: Retention Worker

Position Description: Retention Worker JOIN 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 inclusion, […]

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Position Description: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist 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 […]

JOIN Provides Permanent Supportive Housing Services

JOIN Provides Permanent Supportive Housing Services When it comes to the thousands of individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness, typical strategies do not always result in long-term housing success. For these individuals, a solution known as ‘Permanent Supportive Housing’ is often used in order to build the skill sets required for tenancy, and connect […]

Sleep Deprivation Impacts Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Sleep Deprivation Impacts Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Individuals experiencing homelessness face a multitude of daily challenges. Getting enough sleep is among these challenges, and it impacts their quality of life on a daily basis. When individuals are experiencing homelessness, the simple act of sleeping can be extremely difficult. With no way to secure personal belongings or […]

SB 608: What You Should Know

As rent prices have soared throughout Oregon in recent years, many individuals and families have been forced out of their homes, often with short notice. To alleviate some of these problems, Oregon senators recently approved a bill to make Oregon the first state to enact statewide rent control. This bill is intended to protect renters […]

Oregon Housing Statistics Compared With National Data

Every other year in the United States, Point-In-Time estimates are released that provide a detailed snapshot of homelessness nationwide. Creating this snapshot involves the participation of staff from homeless assistance agencies, county and city employees, as well as hundreds of volunteers across the country. We will be using this data to compare Oregon’s specific rates […]

Community is Everything

Community-Based Solutions to Homelessness Combating homelessness is a constantly evolving process and often does not include a clear path forward. There are many causes of, and factors contributing to homelessness that vary based on city and state. Due to these complexities, there cannot be one blanket solution that will work over time and in every […]

Poverty in America

40% Of Americans Can’t Cover $400 In An Emergency  The most fundamental aspect to achieving financial stability is a healthy savings account. The basic act of saving money over time so that funds can be drawn upon in case of an emergency is necessary when it comes to being financially secure. But according to recent […]

The Many Forms of Homelessness

When most people think about homelessness, their minds often jump to the image of someone sleeping and living on the streets. But in reality, homelessness takes many forms and isn’t always obvious, even from up close. Homelessness can essentially be broken down into four categories: chronic, episodic, transitional, and hidden. We’ll go into detail about […]