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
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, 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.
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.
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.
Ways to Help
Compassionate people aged 14 and older are needed to serve meals, sort clothing, and more. Easily sign up online.
Your financial support makes a powerful difference in the lives of the people in need of Blanchet’s life-sustaining services.
Help our guests experiencing homelessness from your home. Make toiletry care kits, sack lunches, or collect clothing and sleeping essentials.
“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”
Latest News & Events
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The healing power of work transformed John Andersson's life and helped him gain sobriety after a stint of homelessness and hopelessness. Blanchet House's unique work-based program helps the homeless in…
An individual's homelessness can be caused by more than a lack of affordable housing. Tailored care and support paired with appropriate housing is needed for many people experiencing chronic homelessness.…
Nurses at Blanchet House hosted a pop-up foot care clinic dedicated to healing the feet of people experiencing homelessness.
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.
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