The goal of WeShine is to develop and operate welcoming, safe, and empowering transitional micro-villages in Portland neighborhoods for some of the most vulnerable individuals among our houseless population.

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.

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

New micro-village expected to open by early spring in NE Portland

See story here: PORTLAND, Ore. — A new micro-village to help house people experiencing homelessness is expected to open in Northeast Portland in March. We Shine PDX said the village is hoping to serve about 10 to 12 people

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Profiles of people in the WeShine community

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