Logo contest has ended! The winner will be announced on Friday, Nov 15!
Portland Street Response needs a logo. In our survey of 184 unhoused people this past summer, many respondents emphasized that Portland Street Responders should have colored shirts and/or uniforms that are clearly distinguished from other first responders. So a new look is essential to gaining trust and de-escalating crisis situations.
In order to tap into the creativity of Portlanders, housed and unhoused alike, we are asking for your ideas of a logo design. Send us your suggestion and if it is selected by our judges, you will win a cash prize! This logo contest starts, Friday Oct. 25 and ends Monday Nov. 11. The winners will be announced in the Friday, Nov. 15, edition of Street Roots.
There is an entry form with more information on the back page of the Oct. 25-31 issue of Street Roots. You can also download a PDF of the entry form from here.
Read more from Street Roots Executive Director Kaia Sand about the logo design contest here.
On September 19, 2019, the Portland Street Response Community Outreach workgroup released “Believe Our Stories & Listen,” a report from surveying 184 people experiencing homelessness to inform the design of the Portland Street Response.
The report is a collaboration with Mapping Action Collective, Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Right 2 Survive, Sisters of the Road, Street Books, Street Roots and Yellow Brick Road.
Big news! Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler recommended $500,000 for Portland Street Response in his proposed city budget [read more]
Not every crisis is a crime
Endorse our plan for a new system of first responders – teams of medics and peer support specialists with training in de-escalation who can respond with compassion to 911 calls about people struggling with homelessness and behavioral health crises.
The Mayor submitted a draft budget on May 1 that included $500,000 to develop Portland Street Response. Let’s make sure that City Council adopts this budget. Please let them know how important this is.