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Portland Observes Day of Homelessness Awareness

November 16th is Portland’s first Day of Homelessness Awareness. Organized by JOIN and focused on what faith-based organizations are going to end homelessness, the day is meant to provoke action to help Portland’s homeless population. Event organizers are asking participants to forgo a “splurge” (i.e. a coffee…

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Genoa Dinner Brings in $10,000!

We had a busy, busy week: the lovely Genoa dinner, the Willamette Week 2010 Give!Guide launch, and the Rejuvenation housewarming party. Time for the p:ear-ettes to rest and recover before the holiday season hits full speed. A great thanks to all who turned out for the elegant…

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The New (Young) Face of Homelessness

In a recently published article, Carol West discusses the growing percentage of homeless youth (ages 18-24). Alongside Seattle and other cities, Portland makes a troubling appearance. Check out these statistics: In Portland, Ore., another magnet for the young and homeless, the young adult segment increased…

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