On a Mission to Alleviate Suffering and Give Hope for a Better Life

Heat Relief: Water and Cooling Centers

Blanchet House volunteers offer cold drinks, water bottles, water misters, and care kits to help people find relief from the heat. People who come to our door can receive water refills for themselves and their pets.

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2020 Impact on Homelessness in Portland

2020 was a year of incredible need and generosity. Blanchet House served more than 500,000 meals which is a 60% increase from 2019. Thank you for supporting our work to ease suffering.

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Their Legacy: A Living Monument to Charity

Every day someone in need of help comes to Blanchet House and leaves with renewed hope thanks to the generosity of our founders and their families.

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Alcohol Led to Homelessness, a Hot Meal Led Him to a Home

Homelessness nearly killed Chad. After three months on the street in Old Town, a brutal fight over a stolen tent landed him in the hospital with staples in his head. With nowhere safe to recuperate, he needed help.

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Our Programs Offer a Second Chance

Blanchet Farm Honey Give Guide 2020

Therapeutic Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

Beekeeping helps formerly homeless individuals heal from trauma, build sobriety, and gain self-confidence.

Finding Permanent Housing Takes Time

Help to end homelessness. A stable and safe place to live while you apply for jobs, save money, and receive medical care is critical to securing long-term housing.

Sara Edmond

More Than A Meal

A hot meal served with compassion can be the first step on the path to housing. Volunteer to serve meals to people experiencing homelessness in Portland.

Reducing Our Impact on the Environment While Serving Those in Most Need

more than
30,000 lbs
of fresh food rescued every month

Blanchet House Food Waste Recovery Cycle

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