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Chris B.

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Review for JOIN, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of JOIN through Marc Jolin, the executive director. He invited me to take a look at their work. That was 3 years ago. I was then, and continue to be, in awe of the work that gets accomplished there. I think because the staff and board focuses on personal relationships rather than broad policy, they are able to effectively identify what will really help folks in the moment, and get them to that place. I have never worked with another organization that has as much spirit and dedication. I am currently on the Board Of Directors, and am also very impressed with the low overhead and the focus on getting resources to the folks they serve versus the organization itself.

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

I have seen first hand how someone's life can be changed just by someone taking a chance on them and their success. I have heard many stories from folks that they have helped outlining how other organizations put barriers up, and how JOIN did not.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I always have fun when I interact with the staff. They have a great way of doing their jobs with humor and dedication.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create and manage housing so that they could immediately offer permanent housing to folks, and not have to rely only on subsidized housing or private market landlords.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have volunteeered delivering holiday baskets, painting the new building, taking formerly homeless folks to the coast, delivering food to the Thanksgiving Party and generally helping out as needed.