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About us

Founded in 1992 by Rob Justus, JOIN began as educational organization offering experiential "immersions" into the experience of homelessness for youth. As the homeless people that we worked with began to share their wisdom and experiences with us, we shifted our organizational mission to direct housing services.

JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

Values & Principles

•JOIN always has been and always will be organic—living and evolving—because no one has all the answers.

•Organizational simplicity—because responding to the complex issue of homelessness requires flexibility and creativity.

•JOIN's philosophy is one of inclusion—restoring connections and rebuilding community—because the experience of being without a home is of one of alienation, degradation, and dehumanization.

•Homeless people themselves must be the primary agents of change—because paternalistic approaches are devoid of respect and devalue the strengths of the homeless people upon which long-term stability depends.

•Relationships rather than rules—because in the end, it's about the people.

JOIN's Board of Directors

2012
Audited Financial Statements
Form 990
Annual Report

2011
Audited Financial Statements
Form 990
Annual Report

2010
Audited Financial Statements

Form 990
Annual Report


 
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