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Review for JOIN, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

JOIN is a wonderful organization that focuses on building relationships with its folks (they don't refer to them as clients). They understand each person has their own story and that each person's situation is different. They work with people on an individual basis, finding what help and resources suit that person best, unlike other housing organizations that place people in categories and help them on the basis of that.

Their housing-first approach allows for people to get off the streets first before attempting to kick bad habits and addictions, providing them with the security and support that is needed.

JOIN maintains a consistent presence on the streets, building trust and relationships amongst those outside while reaching out to individuals in need of help (physically going out and finding them) that may not know where to find it.

JOIN really is a remarkable organization and I have never seen a more dedicated staff.

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

I know so many individuals that have greatly benefited from JOIN's help, giving them the tools and support to actively live their lives (in housing). JOIN brightens peoples' days.

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

provide them with more funding to continue doing what they do.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer & I worked at the hospitality center, visited their recently housed folks, outreach, organized a drive, and other things.