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.

In the two years after she lost everything, a convenience store was Tasha Garcia’s kitchen, a storage unit was her living room, and a tent pitched near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard was her bedroom.

So when the 30-year-old moved into the WeShine micro-village in Portland’s Parkrose neighborhood she was grateful — for the locking door and window, the electricity, the microwave and restroom accessible whenever she needed.

Help Us Meet Our Funding Goal

If you'd like to financially support WeShine's mission to provide shelter for our unhoused neighbors, click the button below to visit our GoFundMe page.

Interested in becoming a village resident? Click the button below to download the application or email your name and contact information to info@weshinepdx.org.

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.

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 to help HERE
  • Donate (tax deductible) HERE
  • Be a monthly sustainer HERE
  • Provide Land, a Site or resources HERE
  • Message us HERE

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Parkrose Community Village Has Officially Opened!

Parkrose Community Village Has Officially Opened! The volunteer team has completed all the sleeping pods, and a temporary community kitchen and gathering space have been set up. With the power turned on, Phase I of the village is now complete!

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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