The Bud Clark Commons Grand Opening

Bud Clark CommonsThe big day is set! We are getting ready to move into our new home at the Bud Clark Commons, and hope you will help us celebrate the Grand Opening on Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00 AM.

As we prepare for the big move, there are a number of changes to be aware of:

- The new address for Transition Projects will be 665 NW Hoyt St. This will be the entrance for all volunteers, and the door for 24/7 donation drop-offs.

- We will have new phone numbers agency-wide. Stay tuned to the website for updated contact information.

- We will stop accepting donations at the Glisan Center location on May 31st.

- The first day to drop off donations at the new location will be June 11th.

- The residential program (formerly the Glisan Center shelter) will open on June 10th; the Day Center is officially open for business at the Bud Clark Commons on June 20th.

Community Outreach Director Honored

Congratulations to Transition Projects' Community Outreach Director, Larry Turner, who was honored by the Department of Community Justice's African American Program last week.

Turner was the recipient of the first annual Erick Montgomery Award, for his great work in helping people transition from corrections back into the community. Erick Montgomery and Diane Wade, for whom a second award is named, were both parole officers with the Department of Community Justice. Montgomery and Wade both passed away, within two months of each other, last fall. Both had worked in probation and parole for over a decade, Wade with female African American parolees, and Montgomery with gang-involved youth.

Turner, a graduate of the African American Program himself, has been a member of Transition Projects' management team for three years.

"This award makes me feel very humble, and very excited," Turner says. "I hope that I can continue to help people make that transition."

Jean's Place Luncheon

The fourth annual Jean's Place Luncheon took place on May 6th, focusing on homeless women and health care. Over 150 guests were in attendance to hear a testimonial from Robin, a Jean's Place graduate now living in her own apartment, and a moving keynote address from Dr. Lori Morgan, Chief Administrative Officer at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Award Recipient Priscilla LewisCommissioner Amanda Fritz joined us to present the second annual women's service award to Priscilla Lewis, Executive for Community Services and Development at Providence Health and Services, for her contributions to improving healthcare for the homeless.

Thanks to our sponsor, West Coast Bank, and to everyone who came to the luncheon in support of the work of Jean's Place.