Our Hygiene Program offers 6pm to midnight access to two port-o-potties and a shower trailer for all Portlanders. Ambassadors ensure they are cleaned after each use. We also enhance community health by providing an exchange of soiled bedding for clean; a clothing swap; and an offering of personal, menstrual/moontime hygiene, and first-aid kits.
Our Safety Programs includes two ambassadors ( at least one with experience living unsheltered) on-site 6 evenings per week . They maintain a welcoming environment, offering basic first aid and a listening ear. They are trained in first aid, trauma reduction, and de-escalation. We have partnered with Old Town Clinic, Raphael House, Community Defense PDX, and Project Respond, and Collaborate NW to develop these Hub specific trainings.
Our Hospitality Program offers coffee, tea, books, and attendants charged with nurturing community connection, gentle personalism, conversation, comfort, and advice. We are partnering with Portland Street Books to provide a small on site borrowing library.
Our Sanitation Program provides garbage bags, trash drop-off, and limited nearby garbage collection & recycling. We additionally offer SHARPS collection; pet waste bags. We will be partnering with Groundscore to offer opportunities for additional waste related work for attendants.
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