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Dignity Village

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews 925

Nonprofit Issues:

Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Economic Development

Address:

9325 B Ne Sunderland Rd. Portland OR 97211 USA

Mission:

Our mission is partly charitable, partly educational, to improve the quality of the lives of the poor in Portland and to create a model for other cities. We presently are negotiating our permasite in terms of purchasing land, our Web site http://dignityvillage.org will be capable of directing donations through the service you provide into out land acquisition and operational costs account.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Having lived there myself for 4 years, I found Dignity Village to be a blessing. I can't speak for everyone that lives there as people come and go as they better there lives, and move on with it. I can speak from my own words, and feeling , I could of lived on the streets, with no shelter, in the rain, cold , and been wet, dirty, hungry, or Have a roof over my head, been dry, warm, and was able to shower , and have clean closes to wear everyday, What would you do? giving these opportunity. Not everyone is perfect, some need help, which isn't all ways available to people on the streets. People at the village help each other, some do fall back wards , but all you can do is help them forward again . I know as a rule , Controlling interest in a human life is a had task. You give the best , in hopes that with guidance they will change. I personally seen many homeless people come to dignity village and better there own lives. Its not an easy road , as some have said, but without the village many of the people who have changed there lives , may of not gotten the chance, that Dignity Village offers the homeless that come in off from the streets. Yes these are people that have had no place to go for the help they need to turn there own lives around . I am blessed Dignity Village was there for me when I need a place to go to.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with all the volenteers that came out to help out.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

set up a few rules that expanes setting up a teaching program that teaches basic reading , skills , adlong with writing skills. Many of the tasks that are done at the village require these basic skills .

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

There is more drugs (meth), theft, prosatution there than any were else in the Nortneast Portland and the city is doing nothing about it. I would like to get it cleaned up , By removing the board also the admin with certafied persons. johneasom@msn.com thank you very much

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

serveral ways over the last ten (10) years

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Termate all board members and the councel by prosacuting all the meth users and thiefs and the prostutes then replace the board and councel with certified or ones that are in clases for those posations. Thank you vermuch johneasom@msn.com

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It helps the homeless

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The hole program is volunteer

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it would help the homeless with shelters

Ways to make it better...

If I took a stand and held that posation

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

To much drugs use

One thing I'd also say is that...

The organizion is great it's the way that it is ran

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I am a current member here at Dignity Village. I have lived here for almost 3 years now and if it weren't for the homeless encampment, I would have been on the streets here in Portland, Oregon. We are a self Goverened Community, membership ran, ran by the homeless community for the homeless citizens of our communities. I have held various positions during my stay here at the village. The following positions are: Office Manager, Secretary of the Board, Village Intake Committee (VIC): Secretary & current Chairman. The village houses 60 homeless individuals on a daily basis, we are self sufficient and self supporting. We give the homeless a safe place to call home and the ability to take the steps they need to become a productive citizen in our society. We have 3 micro business's currently operating to assist/support the village and the residents with job skills and experience, self confidence, etc. I could go on about how the vilage has inspired me, as a homeless citizen, to regain myself esteem within society I also have my own micro business at the Saturday Market, setting up about 12 venders there and I also employ a couple of the villagers. Without the villager's generosity,I wouldn't be where I am at now in life. Please feel fre to come and visit us at 9401 NE Sunderland Ave., Portland,Or. or www.dignityvillage.org

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The dreams of our for fathers are to have the capabities to purchase their own land to house the homeless, give them the sense of fellowship and belonging, to run a self supporting community with farm land, micro businesses and the ability to grow.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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