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.

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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WeShine Builds Small Pod-Villages as an Alternative Approach to Homelessness Solutions

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2022/12/light-a-fire-portland-nonprofit-awards-weshine-homelessness-villages Microvillages, housing around a dozen people and small enough to fit into most any neighborhood, build community and give residents agency over their housing. By Matthew Trueherz  December 30, 2022 IMAGE: KAITLIN BRITO While some of her neighbors may have thrown up

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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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Profiles of people in the WeShine community

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