Parkrose Community Village Updates
Overview of WeShine’s Parkrose Community Village 6/30/2022
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. WeShine guests are found by referral, complete an application process, set personal goals and success measures, and must sign a Good Guest Agreement that addresses behavior expectations. WeShine has also developed a Good Neighbor Agreement with input from with local business owners, neighborhood associations and watch groups, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, the Parkrose Community United
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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
One solution to homelessness? WeShine’s shelter of tiny homes
https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/560880-449132-one-solution-to-homelessness-weshines-shelter-of-tiny-homes Joseph Gallivan October 20 2022 A look inside Portland’s tiny home villages, where the unhoused try to get back on
“Scrappy Flock of Sheep, The Cost of Loving Your Neighbor.”
On the days I make my way to Parkrose Community UCC – where I’m the intentional interim pastor, I pass the Parkrose micro-village on our
New tiny-home village in NE Portland offers low-barrier housing for homeless people
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/parkrose-tiny-home-homeless-shelter-northeast-portland/283-45c0a1df-756e-42c3-ae63-b89031cac7a1 The micro-village is on private church property which the nonprofit WeShine leases for $1,200 a month. PORTLAND, Ore. — Construction crews recently put the
WeShine nonprofit opens its first micro-village in Portland
Broadcast: Friday, Aug. 26 https://www.opb.org/article/2022/08/26/weshine-nonprofit-opens-its-first-micro-village-in-portland/ If you want to know about the nonprofit behind the city’s newest micro-village, you just need to look at the
A New Tiny-Home Village for the Houseless Is Opening Soon in Portland
But it’s not run by the city. https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2022/08/tiny-home-village-houseless-homeless-portland By Julia Silverman August 15, 2022 Jan McManus and a staff member talk at the new WeShine Village, a
Some of Portland’s homeless villages struggle to reach full capacity. Here’s why
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/portlands-homeless-shelters-arent-always-at-capacity/283-1b3dcb88-6742-45ba-9111-98eb2f76b17d The number of people living on the streets far exceeds shelter bed capacity, yet some homeless villages consistently have empty beds. Author: Blair BestPublished: 6:59 PM
Tiny House Village by Nonprofit in Southeast Portland Receives Familiar Pushback: Anywhere but Here; Willamette Week July 15, 2022
https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2022/07/15/tiny-house-village-by-nonprofit-in-southeast-portland-receives-familiar-pushback-anywhere-but-here/ Nearly 1,000 neighbors sent a letter to Commissioner Dan Ryan, asking that he have “direct involvement” in negotiating with the nonprofit that’s building the
‘Micro-village’ opening in Northeast Portland draws backlash from business owners
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/homeless/new-approach-housing-homeless-faces-backlash/283-555c6fc6-b3b4-43f5-b07d-0d561c579213 A Portland nonprofit is looking to private landowners for spaces to build small homeless villages. Its first one is expected to open next month.
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