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

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

Homelessness nearly killed Chad. After three months on the street, a brutal fight over a stolen tent landed him in the hospital, unconscious and with staples in his head. With nowhere safe to recuperate, he needed help. Heavy drinking lost him his job and the room he rented.

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Battling Indifference to Human Suffering

The COVID-19 crisis, and the economic strain accompanying it, has increased stress on our guests tremendously, especially for those experiencing mental illness or addiction. At Blanchet House, we have witnessed

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Sack Lunch Program Expands Meal Service During COVID-19

The morning after Oregon limited indoor dining because of COVID-19, a long line of tired and hungry people were able to pick up breakfast and coffee at Blanchet House. In fewer than 24 hours, staff developed a takeaway meal

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More than 2,000 meals served daily at Blanchet House

The following is an expert from OPB’s Rebecca Ellis’s article on Blanchet House’s to-go meal service. While officials remain worried about the public health implications of crowded lines, the governor’s office clarified that

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A Second Chance at Life

Christian talks to Case Manager Kristi Katzke at Blanchet House.When I was homeless sleeping in a tent I wished for a place like Blanchet House.”


Resident of Blanchet House

I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave my son. He is now a fantastic dad and successful at his job. Sober for 6 years now!”


Mother of former resident

I’m getting my family back in my life. I can work on my recovery at my own speed. The farm is a god send.”


Farm resident

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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