Mission: Provide food and shelter
Programs: Blanchet house serves between 850-1100 free meals per day, six days a week, to the homeless, low income and working poor that call inner nw portland their home. Transitional housing is also provided for 48 men, who in addition to staying clean and sober while in the program, must also volunteer 6-7 hours per day six days a week helping prepare the meals in exchange for room and board. Many of the men are in early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol. Approximately $314,000 of donated food and clothing are received and distributed to the men with approximately 20,000 volunteers helping to serve the above mentioned meals during the year. The blanchet farm, located an hour away in carlton,or, is a 62 acre working farm that offers transitional housing to 22 men who must also remain clean and sober while in the program and must volunteer their time doing various chores in exchange for room and board. Aa and na meetings are held nightly.