p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless youth through education, art, recreation and job training to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
Bottom Line for Portland
p:ear serves 600 homeless youth per year as they navigate the personal and difficult journey out of street life. Without a loving and supportive community, homeless youth face great adversity: from mental and physical challenges to systemic inequality, familial violence, sexual abuse and lifelong struggles with poverty, drug addiction and incarceration.
We fiercely believe every p:ear youth has a vibrant future. We’re here to walk with them, as partners, friends and champions as they discover and grow toward it.
“p:ear is a parent for many lost children. Thank you for helping me figure out who I am, and what I’m capable of. I love you p:ear.” - M, p:ear youth
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At p:ear, we respect and celebrate the diversity, creativity and strength of our community. We are committed to using our time and resources - including our social capital, dynamic relationships and privilege - to combat systems of oppression and create more opportunity so we can all thrive. We ask p:ear youth and the p:ear community to hold us accountable in these goals and we regularly evaluate our equity efforts.
Bike Works by p:ear will provide a $5 off coupon to p:ear’s social good enterprise bike shop for ALL donations.
An Anonymous Donor is matching new donors up to $8000