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)


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
houseless individuals. In partnership Cascadia Clusters and WeShine work with neighborhoods and
faith communities to provide hospitality rather than hostility to unsheltered people.
Each WeShine micro-village will include a cluster of six tents, tiny houses, or parked RVs and cars in
a clean, safe, managed camp that will have:
• Fencing for privacy and
• Community structures for
cooking, community meals
and meetings
• Solar-powered electricity and
heat for each tent or tiny
• Toilet facilities
• Garbage and recycling service
• Regular access to showers
and laundry
• A Village Life Coordinator with lived experience of homelessness
WeShine will contract with local service agencies to provide mental health, addiction, and housing
transition services at each site. Neighborhood and faith community volunteers will provide additional
support, such as community meals and social, recreational and community engagement activities.
Together, we can reduce the number of people living on the street in dirty, dangerous
situations and help campers achieve hope, dignity and safety while they wait for permanent
affordable housing.
Contact: Janet McManus. WeShine, 503-970-2984
Andy Olshin, Cascadia Clusters, 503-407-8494
Dave Brook, Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Assoc. 503-313-1320
Dave Weaver, Kerns Neighborhood Assoc. 503-522-7409