over a decade ago my husband and I were in the midst of our addiction and thanks to the hand up from TPI we were able to get off the street, start to feel human again and find our way into treatment centers that have allowed us to now have over 13 years clean and sober. I thank the Lord every day for the services that have been offered to so many by TPI
Transition Projects helps people experiencing homelessness transition successfully into housing. At almost 50 years old, they provide shelter, housing, and the supportive services needed for the most vulnerable in our community. They are recognized for their tremendous work with veterans, women, people with disabilities, and other highly vulnerable groups. I am truly proud to be a donor to this organization.
Two years ago they grew from operating and managing four shelters to eight and doubled their staff to help our most vulnerable citizens throughout the Metro-area. Their locations enable them to assist more than 10,000 people each year through programs and services designed to help people experiencing homelessness survive the streets, find housing, and then retain their housing. Over the past year, more than 1,000 formerly homeless people found safe, affordable housing in the four-county area with their support.
Transition Projects provides people living in affordable housing with essential support services including case management, life and employment skills, support groups, and services designed for veterans and survivors of sexual assault.
Transition Projects is the largest provider of publicly-funded shelter services in the state of Oregon. They host over 800 people experiencing homelessness, including men, women, and couples every night. Most impressive is the Day Center, where roughly 500 people - every day - 365 days-a-year arrive for services ranging from hygiene and medical support to shelter and housing assistance. Transition Projects is a life-saving and life-changing organization that truly makes a difference in our community!
I have never worked at a place that cared more about every single person that it served, than Transition Projects does. Our organization does amazing work, and centers the work we do on a beautiful foundation of equity. Sure, we have areas for improvement, but I am so proud of what we have accomplished and what we continue to do for our community.
Hello my name is danyelle wright i was staying in the willamette shelter up until aug 22nd i have personally experienced alog of traumatic situations the last few months well in july actually july 19th 2017 my house caught fire while i was asleep one night and it was a total lose for me losing everything i owned and for the first time forcing me to be homeless on the streets well i had found out about the shelter and moved in maybe 2 weeks before aug 22 for the first time i had hope my situation was going to change for the better unfortunately it was short lived cause another pirticipate of the program had stole from me and my husband and the guy had an altercation that ended up my husband having to leave and the other guy staying with all of that the guy started sayinv things too me and intimiadating me and made me feel very uncomfortable so i left to be back on the streets with my husband when i left i had everything i owned their including all my clothes shoes pictures of my kids and a few suitecases i mean alot of clothing personal hygiene alot of nice things duffle bags that were expensive well i was told by staff that they would lock my stuff uo for me and i told them when i got a place for it to go i would be back well i called 3 times up until yesterday when i went to get my items and not in my wildest dream i would imagine everything i owned had been shuffled throught everything on my bed was gone except for 2 bags someone had put some stuff in those bags that werent their so that tells me they seperated what they wanted and left me with basically nothing all my husbands clothes are gone like im totally in shock everything in my lockers gone my shoes my kids pictures nice brand new shoes i mean you name it i had leaving it with staff made me secure it was ok well no now i feel like i have been robbed and to think i put my trust into people that i should never have to question their integrity cause they are suppose to help but no i dont feel so good i am so depressed about it all and at this point i know im not the only one this has happened to and im here today to say im going to put a stop to it all just cause im homeless doesnt mean people have the righg to take my only worldly posessions and im suppose to except it no im not i am looking for someone from the agency to compensate me for my total lose so my trust in agencies like TPI is no longer felt as a set up for failure i would like to talk to whoever i have to at this point im willing to take this as far as i have to not cause of my items but restore my faith in other humans who do i need to speak to if im not talking to the correct person by all means forward my email to who it should go to but i figure this is a start thank you in advance
The services TPI provides to the homeless community are so necessary. By providing those in need with the ability to shower, do laundry, get a hair cut, collect mail, and connect to social services - typical things that most of us take for granted - shows how much TPI recognizes the humanity of the homeless. The staff at TPI have a tough job, and those I have had the chance to interact with have done so with the best interest of those they serve in mind -- honorably and compassionately in a non-judgmental manner (my experience with TPI is from a friend who became homeless and uses TPI's services). Very thankful that there are at least some caring, competent staff members at TPI.
Grateful for everything Transition Projects does for our community to bring people from homelessness to housing.
I am a former participant, and now I work for Transition Projects. I am truly grateful for the services and the kindness of the staff. I am so happy to be on the other side now providing services to people in need!
Transition Projects is the most amazing organization designed specifically to aid the homeless in whatever way possible. They are Portland's largest and best facility with a staff that puts itself on the line for those that they are serving. I highly recommend them for any homeless services.
TPI provides essential services to people experiencing homelessness, providing excellent services, advocating for their clients, and expanding services as needed with weather and other calamities. They are an invaluable member of the social service community in Portland.
I have been volunteering as a meal provider with TPI for about 5 years. This is an organization I am absolutely committed to as a volunteer because I believe in their mission to help people out of homelessness. I have watched many faces come in and go out of the transitional housing program, and the transformations are truly inspiring. Portland is very fortunate to have such a wonderful organization working for our community.
Transition Projects does a spectacular job helping people experiencing homelessness in the Portland community in a dignified, holistic way. Every staff member I've encountered there is extremely passionate about the work they do and works overtime to help the people they serve. With more funding and resources, I have no doubt they could end homelessness in Portland for good.
tpi is another fine example of goverment espending to much and doing to litle they serve the same 12 people every day and are always pushing for people to participate in nonsense like meditation classes!their laundry machine hasent been dispensing soap for months and they keep using it like that the worst is that the very few helpful people i've seen dont seem to last while the assholes are rigth at home
I'm a nurse working with the medicaid population, the homeless, and Oregonians who are in real poverty. When they need help, 211 info is my most trusted resource to provide folks. Also 211 saves all of my peers and I millions of hours of research because we know that 211 has the most current information of the available resources through out the state.
I have been involved with Transition Projects, mainly the Bud Clark Commons, for about a year. Mainly this has been working with a group that provides a dinner twice a month, but more recently collaborating to start an employment program as well. TPI has been very supportive and is in the process of hiring staff to strengthen their effort in job training and placement. The whole staff is dedicated and professional. I have very high expectations on the success of the employment program.
I have volunteered with TPI for over a year at both the Bud Clark Center and Jean's Place and have had nothing but positive experiences. I am constantly impressed at the how dedicated staff and and other volunteers are to assisting and helping clients succeed. TPI is a great organization that cares and gets results!
I have been a volunteer at TPI for over a year and have consistently been impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm TPI's employees and other volunteers have for assisting their clients. They go above and beyond to ensure client's success in transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing, and I am happy to be a part of their team.
Transition Projects has been a great organization to volunteer for. Providing meals at the Clark Center has been an amazing team building tool and a great opportunity to provide for those in need. I appreciate the communications Sam Haffey sends out to inform us of other ways to get involved.
I've been involved with Transition Projects as a volunteer for several years now, helping to feed the transient men staying at Bud Clarks Commons their evening meals each month; leading a clothing drive through my Pearl Rotary club to collect warm clothes for these homeless men, and meeting with some of these men to help them search for work. All these activities and more services are offered in a highly organized and effective way by the staff of Transition Project with the assistance of many volunteers such as myself. Transition Projects is a leader in addressing one of the more critical social problems in this community -- homelessness.
We have been BLESSED to help serve meals at Portland's Transition Projects. It is a work we do because WE KNOW it helps so many people! We are in the process of combining with other companies/churches to fast for 24 hours raising money for each hour we don't eat so others can eat on the weekend of Feb 21-22, 2014. We call it "The 1440 Project" in honor of the 1,440 minutes in a day... and trying to feed one homeless person every minute of one day. We are a small church and we could use some help with this. please contact us at 503-632-5554 and ask for Larry. TOGETHER we can reach the goal of feeding the less fortunate. I absolutely would never put so much into a non profit if I didn't see what it does to truly SAVE LIVES! I cannot express enough the importance of Transition Projects Inc. They are life savers.
Director of Youth and Education
Trinity Lutheran Church
Oregon City, Oregon
TPI is a fantastic organization. I have worked with several staff members on a variety of projects and am constantly impressed with the level of effort and commitment. They are professional, dedicated and hard working, which makes TPI one of the most effective agencies in this arena. I hope to always stay involved in some capacity.
I have served on the board, prepared and served meals, collected coats, donated, and painted walls with Transition Projects. In every capacity, it is an organization I have been proud to work with. The importance of the work done by this organization is evident in the changed lives of its clients. The hand-up Transition Projects is able to provide is invaluable to our society. I can't individually help all those who cross my path, but by partnering with Transition projects, I make a difference. It is a fiscally responsible organization too which makes me comfortable that my donations are used to help people transition from homelessness or avoid it altogether. Go and prep and serve a meal with your friends! It is a ton of fun and you will leave more full than any dinner out could leave you.