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Family Winter shelter

We offered Family Winter Shelter for 75 kids and their parents from December 3-April 30th. We were proud to offer this much-needed service to our community.

In the news:
The Oregonian, December 1
KOIN 6, December 3
KGW, December 3
Fox 12, December 3
Patch, December 3


Willamette Week Give!Guide

We love Willamette Week's Give!Guide!! We are thrilled to report that we raised $34,635 - more than ever before! Thank you to everyone who donated, and an extra special thank you to Eb & Bean Frozen Yogurt who gave our first 50 donors a free scoop!

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new phfs headquarters!  

PHFS completed a $3.3m Families First Capital Campaign to purchase a property in Lents to provide shelter for 26 kids and their parents.

In the news:
Fox 12, May 16
Portland Tribune, June 15
Fox 12, August 17
Portland Tribune, October 19


For the seventh 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. 


The Lullaby Project

This spring we partnered with the Oregon Symphony and Carnegie Hall on an endeavor called the Lullaby Project. Local singer-songwriter writers were paired with moms living in shelter to write a lullaby for their children. These songs will be recorded for the moms to keep, and were performed live on April 26th.

In the news:
OPB's Think Out Loud, April 10
KGW, April 11
Street Roots, April 20
KOIN, April 23
The Oregonian, May 6
Live Wire Radio, May 12 (Episode #362)

Oregonian OpEd

Read our Executive Director, Brandi Tuck's, OpEd in The Oregonian. It's a response to the Reading, Writing, Evicted series.


Family Winter Shelter

We operated an emergency winter family shelter for 75 moms, dads, and kids from December 11 through April 30, 2018. 

In the news:
Multnomah County, December 13
Willamette Week, December 14
KOIN, December 14

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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. We are so humbled and grateful for this transformative opportunity.

In the news:
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 SolutionsCommunity of Hope, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Chair Deborah Kafoury, and all of the landlords and property management companies for making this happen.

In the news:
Oregon Live, November 10
KATU, November 13
KGW, November 14
KOIN, November 22
Multnomah County, January 18

40 UNDER 40

Our Executive Director, Brandi Tuck, was featured in Oregon Businesses' 40 Under 40!