Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland Homeless Family Solutions' (PHFS) mission is to empower homeless families with children to get back into housing and stay there.
Bottom Line for Portland
In our Prevention Program, families at risk of an eviction get help keeping their homes so they never have to experience homelessness with their kids.
For families who are experiencing homelessness, we operate the Family Village Shelter, the first family shelter in Oregon designed using trauma-informed design and architecture.
In our Housing Program, families get help moving back into homes as quickly as possible, with long-term support to help them stay housed.
Last year we served 334 families made up of 909 kids and parents. More than half of our clients are kids, and half of those kids are younger than five years old.
"Only goodness has happened since PHFS came into our lives and without you, we honestly don't know where we would be. We think of you not only as a valuable Network and resource but really as an extended family." -Former Shelter Guest
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
PHFS recognizes that there is an inextricable link between race and homelessness. Homelessness and housing stability are not issues of individual moral or economic failings, but the effects of institutional and systemic racism and discrimination against BIPOC communities. PHFS is committed to dismantling structures of oppression and systemic racism within our own organization, and our community.
Wells Fargo will match up to the first $15,000 in donations.