Central City Concern
Central City Concern helps those struggling with life’s biggest problems to end or avoid homelessness and build healthy, housed, resilient and engaged lives. Our vision is a future in which nobody in our community has to experience the pain and harm of homelessness.
Bottom Line for Portland
Every year, more than 13,000 people turn to Central City Concern for compassionate support to become self-sufficient and productive. In 2020, CCC provided a safe home for 3,944 people; connected 9,212 patients with compassionate, integrated health services and addiction recovery (including culturally specific services for the Latinx/Hispanic and Black community); assisted 1,348 job seekers; and placed more than 226 people in jobs with CCC-run programs such as CCC Clean Start and Central City Staffing.
“I have almost 12 years clean. I am in my son's life. I am a grandmother. I am no longer homeless—I am a homeowner. And I get to share that with others and give them hope that they can do the same as I did thanks to Central City Concern.”
Laura Brown, Business Manager of CCC’s Clean Start program
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CCC is committed to removing barriers and advancing equity for the BIPOC community we serve by:
Improving how we deliver culturally responsive services.
Advocating for systemic change.
Broadening our community partnerships.
Prioritizing equity in our organization.
Give $150 or more and receive a free quart of soup from Stone Soup!
Stone Soup PDX is a non-profit foodservice training enterprise based in Portland, OR, providing workforce development & hands-on culinary expertise to people at risk of homelessness.