Hi Folks, I hope this message finds you and yours healthy - and that you are finding hope for the future we are building together. This moment is a stark reminder that our current economic and housing systems are failing too many of us. At the same time we are more inspired than ever to […]
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Hi Everyone -- This isn’t just any July 4th holiday, is it? This year, this traditional holiday is an opportunity to reflect on the very meaning of our nation – and its promise. At Human Solutions, we know that building a better future depends on understanding and acknowledging our past. We are both realistic about […]
A new partnership between two East Portland nonprofits, local restaurants and the City of Portland is using a strategic approach to feed people in shelters and support struggling businesses during the economic crisis created by the coronavirus. The City is providing program funding through Prosper Portland, The Rosewood Initiative is channeling funds to struggling local […]
Hi Friends, Once upon a time, a long, long few weeks ago (or was it a decade?), we were putting the finishing touches on an exciting gala and auction for our strong community to come together and support Human Solutions by raising their paddles and purchasing auction packages, mostly donated by generous local business partners […]
I hope this message finds you well – physically and mentally - in this unprecedented moment. I am writing to share with you some impacts we are feeling from COVID-19 and how we are handling them. We have been working very closely with Multnomah County’s public health and homeless services teams and other local service […]
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we have rescheduled our May 2, 2020 gala to May 8, 2021. We hope to see you then & there! In the meantime, please consider a gift today to help us recover the lost revenue from postponing our biggest fundraiser of the year. At Human Solutions, we believe that every family […]
Mid-winter greetings from Human Solutions! It is dark, wet and cold out there, so we are finding joy looking back to our annual holiday toy drive, which reached more families than ever this year (some fun stats and photos on that, below). BIG thanks to everyone who contributed to our year-end fundraising campaign this year […]
This fall I was able to pay it forward to Human Solutions - after 25 years! Back then, I was in no position to write $500 checks to support their work with others in need, but I knew I wanted to and now I am. Here’s my story: As a young mother with two young […]
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. To which I’d add: stories are how we make sense of the world. Here at Human Solutions, we have the honor of being a partner to many people's stories as they seek our help along their way. When I recently met Jesse and Tanya and their three […]
What an amazing streak of gorgeous fall weather we are fortunate to have. Makes raking all those leaves more enjoyable! That said, we are on the cusp of chillier nights when sleeping outside will be even harder than usual. We appreciate and are glad to share advice for all of us during the cold weather […]
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