Celebrating Bridges to Housing

On Monday, July 9, we celebrated the release of the Final Evaluation Report from Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Bridges to Housing. We met together to celebrate this momentous occasion with the Regional Steering Committee, as well as many other partners including service and housing providers, Coordinating Team members, jurisdictional staff, and elected…

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Bridges to Housing Selected as “Promising Practice”

Earlier this year, Bridges to Housing was selected as a “Promising Practice” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is a huge honor, and we were thrilled to be named along with other great programs serving homeless families across the U.S. The study commissioned by HHS focused on local programs that linked…

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Continuing to Improve Services for Homeless Families

Back in November, we told you about an exciting off-shoot of Bridges to Housing. This project is moving forward, and has exciting updates we wanted to share with you. Bridges to Housing serves high need homeless families throughout the Portland metropolitan area, and has included a substantial evaluation component, conducted by Portland State University’s Regional…

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Evaluations of NP Programs by the Regional Research Institute Demonstrate Success

One of Neighborhood Partnerships’ guiding principles is to strive for program excellence; we’re committed to programs that operate at their maximum impact and produce first-rate outcomes.   To help us assess our impact, NP has contracted with principal investigator Dr. Diane Yatchmenoff at the Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) at Portland State University for…

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Improving Services for Homeless Families

Bridges to Housing continues to serve homeless families throughout the Portland metropolitan area.  Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to report on an exciting offshoot of this innovative program. Bridges to Housing included a substantial evaluation component, conducted by Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute.  Their latest evaluation report highlighted the impact of trauma on families in…

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Bridges to Housing: Multnomah County Appreciation Event a Success!

On Friday, July 16, 2010, Bridges to Housing case managers, staff, and Multnomah County partners gathered to appreciate and celebrate the success of the program, now four years old. Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, describing herself as a member of the Bridges to Housing fan club, welcomed families, case managers and those who’ve worked at the City…

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Northwest Area Foundation hosts Grassroots & Groundwork Conference in Portland

In mid-May, staff from Neighborhood Partnerships attended the Northwest Area Foundation conference, Grassroots & Groundwork, here in Portland, OR.  The conference was focused on strategies to end poverty and featured sessions around asset building strategies, improving state policies, partnering with employment systems, green jobs, increasing access to healthy food, and other great sessions! All of…

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Anti-Homelessness Advocates: Join Us to Discuss 2011 Legislative Priorities

The 2011 Legislative session is just around the corner! Please join Neighborhood Partnerships in a meeting of homeless family advocates and others to discuss possible legislative proposals in the 2011 session. If you’re planning to advocate for policy or resources that affect homeless families and children, we’d love to hear about it. Many of us…

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Bridges to Housing Releases Latest Evaluation Report

Bridges to Housing is very excited to release our 2009 Year End Evaluation report!  Once again, this report indicates that Bridges to Housing is serving homeless families with very high levels of need.  The report also illustrates that Bridges to Housing is very successful in helping these families maintain their housing, helping children remain stable…

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Bridges to Housing approves new funding awards

Bridges to Housing’s Regional Steering Committee met in December 2009 to recommend funding awards for the four metro area counties that are part of this groundbreaking effort to re-design services and housing for high need homeless families.  Because of the demonstrated impact of the program, the four participating counties have shown remarkable dedication and commitment…

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