Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Housing Search Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Transition Projects is working to end homelessness in Portland one person at a time.

Programs: Housing - the housing program operates in the day center, doreen's place, clark center, clark center annex, and jean's place. Housing assistance provides rent and deposit assistance to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless. Clients are assessed and provided case management support to ensure they will be able to remain in housing.

jean's place and men's residential programs - the agency operates three short-term residential programs for homeless adults in the city of portland. The programs provide basic shelter for up to 60 women and 180 men. Residents in the programs are provided with a variety of direct assistance and support, including clothing, an evening meal, and laundry facilities. All residents are in case management and are required to show progress toward independence as a requirement of their continued stay in the programs. The programs are alcohol and drug free. Funding for the programs comes from public support, the city of portland (portland housing bureau), and federal funds. Jean's place opened in 1997 and shelters 60 women. For the men's programs, doreen's place houses 90 men and has been in operation at the bud clark commons since june of 2011; it operated as the glisan street shelter from approximately 1988 to june of 2011. Additionally, the clark center opened in 1998 and shelters 90 men. Doreen's place, jean's place, and clark center offer specialized services to veterans through a grant from the veterans administration. Services include housing assistance dollars, specialized case management, information and referral, and trainings for staff on veterans' issues.

day center - the day center provides a variety of emergency services to homeless and low-income persons. These services include access to shelter waiting lists, housing assistance, eviction prevention, information and referral, showers, transportation assistance, identification and birth certificate assistance, and local and long distance telephone use. The day center serves as a mailing address for persons who are homeless or do not have a stable address. The day center also provides access to a variety of services provided through partner agencies, which has included cascadia, central city concern, and the veterans administration. Funding for the day center is provided by the city of portland and other public support.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has volunteered serving meals for several years. We are always impressed with the quality of critically needed services they provide and the professionalism and commitment of the staff.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been volunteering providing meals to the residents of the Clark Center for the past several years. Transition Projects has done an outstanding job providing housing and transition services to the homeless men at the center.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Transition Projects is an oasis in the lives of those who care just enough about themselves to make their lives better. The staff is a community of caring, hard working individuals. They pull together strong toward a steady force for change, in every aspect (emotional, physical, job sets) of the transition from homelessness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The commitment and dedication of the Transition Projects staff is an evolving force in the city of Portland. They continually find ways to reach people, exploring ways to help their lives move in a positive direction. This is a great organization providing support and connection.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer preparing and serving food in the men's shelter several times a year for 20 years. The great work these folks do to help people who are victims of homelessness is truly remarkable. The respect, dignity and compassion of the staff and their commitment to help others is evident every day at TPI. They work with thousands of people every year to help lift them up. They also work on advocacy at the State and City level to improve services and expand reach.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through Hillsdale Community Church we have donated supper monthly, for 90 homeless men for 30 years. I help with the cooking and sometimes with the shopping. This is a fulfilling effort to help those who are in need and hungry. Many times we get a standing ovations for an excellent delicious meal!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The lengths that the staff and volunteers go to in order to help our homeless community members is amazing. Transition Projects engages the individuals that utilize their resources in a variety of ways. I was really impressed to see that they had client art work up for First Thursday(S) and invited the public to come in and take a look. I really enjoy the variety of volunteer opportunities they have as well, from coat drives, to sorting donations and cooking meals. I am very proud that my Partner works for such a great organization and comes home fulfilled each day. Keep up the good work everyone! PS: I just got back from volunteering today! :0)

Victoria K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Transition Projects through a school club and it was honestly one of the best volunteer experiences I've ever had. As a club, we've volunteered a lot for other food service charity organizations, but with the Transition Projects, having the ability to also cook and plan the meals we served added a whole new dimension. The Transition Projects provided me with a truly valuable experience!

Misha4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization! I am president of a club at our school and we will have volunteered at Transition Projects 4 times by the end of this month. Everyone has a great experience every time they volunteer with Transition Projects. It encourages more volunteering and club activity and has been labeled as the most rewarding experience we provide by almost all of our members that have participated in this event.

Phil S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Transition Projects is the best chance a homeless person has to getting their life back on track. These guys give housing, food, clothing and inspiration to homeless men so they may get back in the work force and make it on their own. They a responsible for many men who can say they were once homeless but found a way out. God Bless these guys.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Transition Projects povides help for those that normally would not get help and are often ignored and looked down upon. Their new facility The Bud Clark Commons is a clean and beautiful building. Unlike other shelters I have visited that are dark and depressing, the Bud Clark Commons is so nice it looks like a new hotel. Their positive friendly staff is great and provides an uplifting environment for people who need to feel better about themselves. I volunteer for their annual Coat and Blanket Drive. Every year many companies around the Portland Metro area take donations of Coats and Blankets, so that men, women, and children stay warm with coats and blankets throughout the winter months. They also have other drives throughout the year the supply hygene products and other supplies to people in need. Their services include shelter, clothing, food, and job skills to people who could not get help otherwise. I cannot say enough about the Transition Projects and their help to the homeless. They are the Best!!! Cathy B