Faith in the Homeless

Jim invited me to attend the monthly brunch at St Johns Covenant church in North Portland. Not being a church goer, I wasn’t sure what to expect although I knew I would be in familiar company with some of the friends I had met at the Operation Nightwatch mobile hospitality center in St Johns. On …

Housing the Homeless

I am frequently asked “What do we need to do to end homelessness?”.  My usual response is it is a very difficult problem to address with many underlying issues and causes.  That said, I consistently hear a theme that the most important factor to end homelessness is providing permanent sustainable accommodation for everyone.  By sustainable, …