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.