Community of Hope (CoH), North Portland’s only shelter for homeless families, exists to empower Portland’s homeless single-parent families to seek hope, healing, and stability while living in a safe, supportive environment. Residents can stay for up to six months and many use that time to regain strength, clarity, and the practical skills needed to make the next move toward successful housing.
CoH depends on financial support from a range of sources, but since 2014 it has been generous individual donors, giving almost $250,000, who have made the program what it is today. In early June, we will be hosting our major 2017 fundraising event: the 2nd Annual Raise Hope Gala. We ask that you consider becoming a sponsor for this life-giving event.
For this year’s event, we are anticipating a sellout crowd of 200 attendees. The diverse audience will include multi-generational leaders from North Portland’s faith community, business owners and neighbors, and many others active in addressing the plight of homelessness in our city.
The homelessness epidemic in Portland is not slowing down and for an increasing number of single-parent families with nowhere to turn, Community of Hope is a vital and transformative link in the safety net. Allowing children to remain at their neighborhood school, despite other transitions in their life, is a powerful way to interrupt the cycle of trauma that a lack of stability produces. Check out the three levels of sponsorship available to help our effort to raise hope!