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Review for JOIN, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer with JOIN for over four years. I always look forward to being there because, even on difficult days, I'm inspired by the dedicated staff, volunteers and "folks" JOIN serves. JOIN has cultivated a strong sense of community and it works.
I've watched this small non-profit struggle to meet growing challenges but not lose their integrity and quality of service .
Their mission is different from many organizations helping the homeless. Instead of providing temporary services, they focus on long lasting solutions. They believe in "housing first" and then work with individuals and families to gain stability and self-sufficiency.
In spite of the challenges, JOIN's statistics are commendable. They spend 87% of their budget on program expenses and less than 7% on administration. Last year they housed almost 500 individuals, including families, and they show an excellent retention rate. I'm proud to be part of the JOIN community.

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

Working and talking with the people who are served.

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

like to see more funding

Role:  Volunteer & I am a weekly volunteer providing assistance with services such as mail, lockers, snacks, etc.