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53 Years of Service

For over 53 years, Transition Projects has delivered life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric.

Our Work in Action

Our team works to engage folks at all levels of their journey from homelessness to housing. Whether it's getting critical support to our unhoused neighbors on the street, providing shelter for folks to reset and set their sights on housing, or bringing online innovative, deeply affordable housing solutions, we meet and support the many needs of the community we serve.

Helping People Come Full Circle

Many of our team and board members have successfully transitioned to housing themselves, making them ideal advocates for people experiencing homelessness.

Providing Individualized Support

The process of finding and maintaining housing isn't easy. That's why we have specialized supportive housing programs such as COMPASS, which offers permanent housing support for people who are gender diverse.

Celebrating a Legacy of Service

When it opened in 1997, Jean's Place was Portland's first permanent women's shelter. Over the 25 years, they have helped more than 7,500 women and people of diverse genders secure permanent, stable housing.

Supporting Our Community

Each year, we assist more than 10,000 people experiencing homelessness. In any given year, we help place more than 1,000 people into affordable housing - and then support them in retaining that housing.