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! Six guests (plus watchdog Coco and kitten Luna) have currently moved in, with 1-2 guests […]

Letter to Willamette Week Editor from WeShine, July 18, 2022

Letter to Willamette Week Editor from WeShine, July 18, 2022 July 18, 2022 To the Willamette Week Editor: As chair of the WeShine Board of Directors I’d like to offer a bit of clarification for the two recent WW articles (6/22 & 7/15/22) describing WeShine’s development of “Tiny House Villages”. “Young” Nonprofit.  Although WeShine was […]

Our Village is Going Up, and We Want You to be A Part of It!

Through the rainy weather, our crew of volunteers was able to build 4 sleeping pods this past weekend! We have 7 pods to go, plus painting the interior and installing the floor and doors. We hope you can join us for one or more of the following work parties: Saturday, June 25, 9-Noon and 1-4Sundays, […]

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 their incredible support. We also want to give a shoutout to all our amazing volunteer […]

Our donors put us over the finish line!

Our GoFundMe and other fundraising efforts netted $38,516. Those funds enabled us to purchase everything needed to build the sleeping pods, to buy insurance for volunteers, and to contract with a fabulous accounting firm. Importantly, having completed the off-site building, and having a solid foundation as a non-profit, made it quite clear to JOHS that we are […]

It takes a village; that’s why we’re building one!

It takes a village; that’s why we’re building one! We’re raising money to benefit the non-profit WeShine (Welcoming, Empowering, Safe Habitation Initiative with Neighborhood Engagement). Our first village will be built and operated in partnership with the Parkrose Community United Church of Christ (PCUCC). The donation you make today will not only help WeShine reach its goal to […]

WeShine Open House

Join us at our open house, April 11, 10 am to 2 p.m. Cascadia Clusters, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy (across from Congregation Kesser Israel) SEE THE FLYER WeShine is a program of Cascadia Clusters, a non-profit organization that that both builds the structures needed for transitional village communities and provides training opportunities and jobs for […]