A Meal.

A Home.

A Future.

Blanchet House serves anyone who comes to our doors without judgment. We believe everyone deserves food, clothes, community, and hope.

On a mission to alleviate suffering and offer hope for a better life by serving essential aid with dignity.

What We Do

Blanchet House Hot Meals

Hot Meals

The Founders Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Saturday. We serve freshly prepared, well-balanced meals to anyone who comes to our doors during meal hours.

Blanchet Farm chickens home

Farm Program

Blanchet Farm, located one hour outside Portland, is a men’s transitional residential program that offers an opportunity to build a healthier sober life in a rural setting.

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House Program

The downtown Portland residential program offers a free safe space to recover and refocus for 8 months. Through dignity and respect, we help you build towards the life you want.

Our Story

Blanchet House was founded in 1952 by a group of University of Portland alumni as a house of hospitality in the model of those established by the Catholic Worker Movement.

It started with a simple mission to offer food to the unemployed in Old Town. Since then, Blanchet has grown to provide clothing, hygiene items, community, and transitional recovery programs to thousands of people every year downtown and at a farm.

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Ways to Help

Volunteer

Compassionate people aged 14 and older are needed to serve meals, sort clothing, and more. Easily sign up online.

donate to Blanchet House

Donate

Your financial support makes a powerful difference in the lives of the people in need of Blanchet’s life-sustaining services.

Care Kits Kids Blanchet House

Make

Help our guests experiencing homelessness from your home. Make toiletry care kits, sack lunches, or collect clothing and sleeping essentials.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”

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After 70 Years a New Look for Blanchet House

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Coinciding with Blanchet House's 70th anniversary of service is a new look and logo to better align with our mission. The rebrand was led by Portland creative agency Industry.

Free Foot Care Clinic

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Nurses at Blanchet House hosted a pop-up foot care clinic dedicated to healing the feet of people experiencing homelessness.

Food Alone Is Not Enough, We Hunger for Social Interaction

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Manny C. was a diner at Blanchet House of Hospitality before he came to live here. On his bike ride to and from work, he would swing by the cafe…
Portland Has a Homelessness Crisis

Pandemic’s effects on homeless show need for mental health help at nonprofits

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We need a bold, innovative response that provides targeted support for helping those whose mental health challenges have been worsened by the pandemic.

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SERVICES

We make a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.

LEARN

We welcome and serve meals to everyone with compassion and dignity. Join as a guest, a volunteer, a resident, a donor, or a supporter.

GET INVOLVED

There are many people in immediate need of food, clothing, access to hygiene, shelter, community, and hope.

DONATE

Your gift will help stabilize lives by providing meals, transitional housing, and other vital services to vulnerable individuals and families.