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Out of the Streets of Portland

Dec 8, 2023

Welcome to Out of the Streets of Portland, a podcast focused on sharing the stories of people who are currently or formerly homeless in our community, and helping navigate the systems and services that the Joint Office of Homeless Services and its partners either have in place, or are developing, to help people move out of homelessness and back into stable, supportive housing.

On today’s episode of Out of the Streets of Portland, we share the stories of two people. First up is Nettie, a street roots vendor who sells papers in the Woodstock neighborhood. She’s also part of the Street Roots mobile journalism team, funded and supported by the Joint Office of Homeless Services.

We also hear from Ryan, who has stabilized from years of struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. He is now a resident and Board member of Hazelnut Grove, one of the more than twenty villages of tiny homes that have grown up in recent years to provide stability for people coming out of homelessness. Most of these villages receive support from the Joint Office of Homeless Services.

Please subscribe to our podcast to get notified every time a new episode is posted. Look out for our next episode, in January 2024, which will focus on the PATH Team - Providing Access to Hope - at Multnomah County. The PATH Team helps those who are houseless or about to lose housing get treatment for a substance use disorder.

You can find us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts by searching for ‘Out of the Streets of Portland.