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Families First Campaign
PHFS is embarking on a capital campaign to end homelessness for thousands of kids and their parents. We need your help capitalizing on an opportunity to launch PHFS to the next level.
The Lullaby Project
We are thrilled to share that we are working with the Oregon Symphony on an endeavor called the Lullaby Project. Local singer-songwriter writers have been paired with moms living in shelter to write a lullaby for their children. These songs will be recorded for the moms to keep, as well as performed live on April 26th.
2017 Holiday appeal results
Thank you to the 357 donors who contributed $247,000 through our Holiday Appeal from November - December 2017! They say it takes a village to raise a child. We believe it also takes a village to raise a family. The success of this appeal shows that it truly does take the support of our entire community to help families get back into permanent homes and stay there.
Ninety-Nine Girlfriends impact award
We are thrilled to share that PHFS has been awarded a $100,000 Impact Award from the Ninety-nine girlfriend to expand our Diversion & Prevention program! With these dollars, we will be able to help families prevent homelessness in the first place. This is the single largest donation PHFS has ever received, and we are so humbled by and grateful for this transformative opportunity.
Oregon Live, December 27
Home for the Holidays
A Home for Everyone's Home for the Holidays campaign was a huge success - 42 families got back into permanent housing. Thanks to our partners Human Solutions, Community of Hope, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Chair Deborah Kafoury, and all of the landlords and property management companies for making this happen.
3rd place: 100 BEST NONPROFIT WORKPLACES IN OREGON
For the sixth year in a row, PHFS was named one of Oregon’s Top 100 Nonprofits to work for! PHFS took home third place in the medium sized nonprofit category at Oregon Business's Top 100 Nonprofits dinner.
OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Thank you to the Oregon Community Foundation for awarding PHFS a $25,000 grant to fund our Housing First Program. Thank you to The Karen and Edward Bassett Fund, The Ned and Sis Hayes Family Fund, The Schamp Family Fund, and The William H. Hunt Fund for the Homeless, Hungry and Poor of The The Oregon Community Foundation.
Meyer Memorial Trust
PHFS was awarded a Meyer Memorial Trust housing grant of $96,150 over two years! This funding goes towards PHFS' new Housing Retention Specialist, who helps families move back into housing and then stay in their housing long-term. Our Retention Specialist supports families for at least a year after they move into housing to help them gain new job sills and increase their income, maintain their budgets, learn life skills, and connect with community so they develop a long-term support network.
Mittler Family Foundation
Mittler Family Foundation
We are thrilled to announce that PHFS has been awarded a $44,000 over three years from the Mittler Family Foundation to fund our Housing Retention Specialist.
PHFS is one of six organizations to receive a $50,000 grant from CareOregon to help families get and keep permanent housing! PHFS helps about 150-200 families a year move back into a home; we will hire a new Retention Specialist to help make sure those families can keep their housing long-term by helping families acquire better education and more income, connect to their new communities, develop support systems they can turn to in times of need, and learn life skills so families have the tools they need to keep their housing.