To build positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create healthier, more meaningful lives.

Bottom Line for Portland

Each year, p:ear works with 800 homeless youth, providing a safe space, custom mentoring, job training programs and home-cooked meals. It’s currently seeing 65 youth per day.

I want to thank you for everything you all at p:ear have helped me with in the past with my personal struggles and my awesome triumphs. Thank you for giving me hope when you didn’t have to.” —J.S., p:ear graduate

Business Partners

All G!G donors to p:ear will receive a free taco from ¿por que no? and one free coffee from p:ear barista school. ¿por que no? will match the first 50 $100+ donations, up to $5,000. evo will match the first $1,250 in donations by new donors, and donors to p:ear on Giving Tuesday will be entered to win a $250 gift card to evo.


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 provides some of the small things needed to begin a long journey—a pair of socks, a cup of coffee and a journal.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 purchases a hot lunch for an entire group of young people.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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