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
We give to Transition Projects every year because we believe they use our small donations wisely, and because of their excellent, long record of serving people in need and on the streets. They deliver quality services based on their experience in the field and on the current research-based best practice. They also play well with others, coordinating services with other agencies, and are at the table whenever local and regional leaders convene to work on these complex problems.
Thank you for your kind words! Your support means a great deal to us.
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Transition Projects is an expert in this field, always ahead of the game in planning how they can combat homelessness and building long term solutions to systemic problems. They have services helping folks at every level. I'm proud to donate to them.
They really DO help people ! EXCELLENT ! Just be patient, though. That´s all !
TPI compassionately provides much needed services for the Portland community. Proud to work for them and further their mission of ending homelessness one person at a time.
I have found that staff at TPI are deeply committed to the use of the equity lens when it comes to offering support and services to those in need. This includes the staff as well. Training courses and even financial support is also available to staff. This provides true connection between the staff and People participating in services. Thank You Transition Projects and congratulations!
I came back to social services after a 16 year break and had the opportunity to work at Transition Projects. What an amazing experience! For me, the commitment of the staff and the amount of services provided to people in dire situation is unbelievable. It is hard to believe how much this agency does in a short amount of time. I don't think you will experience a group of people more dedicated to helping people to make change and rebuild their lives. This year I have witnessed people coming from living on the street, coming into shelter and with staff support, gain good jobs and housing. It's extremely hard work and TPI does is extremely well.
I was looking to gain experience in the social services field, so I found out about Transition Projects and applied for a position. I went in for the interview, and at some point in the interview process, the managers of the shelter I applied for believed that I wouldn't be a good fit for this shelter, but they knew of an open position at another shelter that they believed that I would be a better fit for. They asked me if I would be okay with allowing them to pass on my information to the manager of another shelter within the company and I said "yes." The other manager got in contact with me, interviewed me, and called me back the next day to officially hire me on as a Residential Advocate, even after I had believed that I had bombed the interview.
Nine months later, I am still so appreciative of how much the managers care about you and are willing to give you a shot.
So there I was, after spending 20 years in the Military, able to manage 100s of men and women and millions of dollars of assets, and do it well, both at peacetime, and in combat zones, homeless.. A combination of many things led me to this, poor decisions, stupid mistakes, medical conditions, bad luck and a couple of wrong place wrong time kinda scenerios. Already hit bottom, or lower, I went to a veteran outreach, and I was refered to Transition Projects to see if there was anything they could do to help me pull myself up and get back on my feet. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I know it was not even close to the help I actually received.
They didnt just help me up to my feet, they held me there until I could stand on my own. Even after, they assured me they would be with me if i waivered.
This was not easy for me, asking for help, every individual i came across, treated me not only with compassion, but with dignity and respect. I cannot express the gratitude i feel, or the respect I have for her (and the whole transition projects team.
When I first started working with Transition Projects, I was living in a spare family member's room, 6 months pregnant and facing homelessness as my family member's home was being torn down and turned into a strip mall. They couldn't afford to let me live when them after they moved. Transition Projects, gave me the opportunity I needed to get back on my feet. I worked on-call, and made enough to find housing just 8 days before my son was born. Working for Transition Projects is the highlight of my working life. Its the best job I've ever had!
As a volunteer art teacher at the Willamette Center, I am grateful for the opportunity to bring a few hours a month of fun and self-expression to residents who enroll for my workshops. It is clear that the center is a great resource for our community, helping those
experiencing homelessness to have a safe and welcoming place to be while awaiting placement in housing. Southeast Uplift awarded me a grant to provide art supplies for classes and these funds have enabled me and my co-teachers to continue this experience for the shelter residents. I am happy to be able to give back to my community in this way.
Thank you! Your art groups are something our clients look forward to each month. Your time and hard work running the groups is very appreciated! (:
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.
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.
Our family has been volunteering at the Clark Center since my daughter was in kindergarten. Most of the time it is meal preparation and serving. BUT, my son did his Eagle Scout project for the Clark Center. And my daughter belongs to NCL, which works with Transition Projects. Of all the places we have ever volunteered, the Clark Center is by for the most satisfying. When you are done, it really feels like you have helped. My children (now teenagers) actually get excited when we are going to serve a meal there! How is that for a recommendation.
I volunteered at TPI each week for about a year in their housing facility at the Bud Clark Commons. Their organization is outstanding. Each week the amount of people that are helped through their efforts is truly amazing. In the Portland area from housing to winter coats, TPI makes a BIG difference. I'm constantly amazed by the wonderful services they provide and will continue to volunteer in the years ahead. God Bless.
I've volunteered at Transitions Projects several times to assist them with some specific areas of need. I always get a joy of helping those in need and the folks that use their services are so appreciative. I've helped individuals write resumes so they can have a good chance of entering the workforce. I've always had a positive experience with this nonprofit!
I have been serving dinner at Transition Projects since 1992. I have brought my daughters campfire group and my son's cub scout troupe to serve as well. This is one of the best volunteer experiences you can have. You cook and serve a dinner to men (or woman if you are at the woman's shelter) and are able to see the impact your work has immediately. The shelters are always very organized and well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. The mission of this organization, to help individuals transition from homeless to housing means you are part of a positive change in many lives. I recommend volunteering at Transition Projects for adults, families or groups seeking a positive, impactful experience.