WeShine designs, builds, and operates neighborhood-based micro-villages that provide safe transitional shelter and services, where Portland’s vulnerable unsheltered adults can live as they prepare to become successful tenants in permanent affordable housing.

We seek to establish partnerships with property owners and neighborhoods, faith-based communities, local non-profits and businesses to create supportive temporary micro-villages that can be replicated throughout the metro area.

Overview of WeShine’s Parkrose Community Village 6/30/2022

Parkrose Community Village (PCV) is WeShine’s first micro-village. Micro-villages are “transitional shelters”, designed to provide safety, privacy, hygiene, and community to people seeking permanent housing. PCV will include paid staff, lockable sleeping pods, laundry, showers, toilets, fencing, and a community building. Volunteers will help with art, gardening, financial literacy, food, pet care, and medical/nursing needs.

Help Us Reduce Homelessness

There are a number of ways to help WeShine with our mission to create micro-villages to alleviate homelessness. Click on any of the links below to help. Thank you!!! Together we will make a difference.

  • Volunteer and Subscribe to our Newsletter HERE
  • Donate
    (tax deductible) HERE
  • Be a monthly sustainer HERE
  • Provide Land, a Site or resources HERE
  • Message us HERE

Willamette Week: In Search of Land to Place Tiny House Villages, a Nonprofit Is Taking a Different Tack Than the City of Portland: It’s Looking to Private Land

https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/06/22/in-search-of-land-to-place-tiny-house-villages-a-nonprofit-is-taking-a-different-tack-than-the-city-of-portland-its-looking-to-private-land/ Its goal: Build 10 tiny villages in 10 different neighborhoods. By Sophie Peel June 22, 2022 at 5:32 am PDT It’s been 13 months since City Commissioner Dan Ryan pledged to open six “safe rest villages” across the city as

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First Pod Goes up at Parkrose Village!

We are excited to announce that construction on the Parkrose Village is underway. Last Sunday, June 12th, we completed putting together our first pod! We are so grateful to Parkrose Community United Church of Christ and the surrounding neighborhoods for

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Profiles

Profiles of people in the WeShine community

Meet Jenn Coon, Peer Support Specialist, Blanchet House, WeShine board member