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JessicaCarroll Blanchet House Counselor Photo by Julie Showers

Off the Street, Back to Blanchet

It was the early 90s in Portland. Jessica Carroll had a mohawk, a methamphetamine addiction, and most nights slept under the SW Clay St. overpass. 17-years-old, homeless and hungry she would often eat at the Blanchet House of Hospitality. “It was a place I could always go to eat,” says

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Pigs at Blanchet Farm Aid Veteran’s Recovery

After serving two tours in Afghanistan, Airborne Paratrooper Lindsey Stolz, was diagonsed with PTSD. He also struggled with drinking and drugs. The VA helped him find treatment programs but he continued to relapse. “If I knew that a place like Blanchet Farm existed, I would have come sooner. The things

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Father and Son Reunited

In early 2017, JP checked into a DePaul Treatment Center having reached the “bottom of the barrel.” He was suffering with acute alcoholism and was unable to take care of his 10-year-old son Connor, whom he had full custody of. After a short stay at DePaul, JP came to live

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Blanchet House resident Alani prepares dinner for the homeless

Kitchen Therapy: Cooking to Cope With Addiction

Alani is building a new life after giving up drinking with the help of Blanchet House. BY ELLENA ROSENTHAL It was the night of Cinco de Mayo and Alani, a resident of the Blanchet House, went to get a cup of coffee. The hustle and bustle of Portland’s Chinatown was

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Greg Baker Blanchet House Portland credit Julie Showers

Ex. Dir. Greg Baker On Solving the Crisis

Blanchet House is the largest feeder of the poor in Oregon. Last year it served more than 350,000 meals, and it does so without any taxpayer money. Instead, it’s fueled by private donations and funding from members of the Catholic community. The organization, founded in 1952, has evolved throughout its

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A Last Chance for Her Son

Kelly Pranitis’s son, Justin, came to Blanchet House and Farm in a time of need. He was struggling with a heroin addiction that led him to live on the streets. Their family couldn’t afford an expensive detox program that insurance wouldn’t cover, so they were grateful to find a free

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Blanchet House Student Ambassadors 2018-2019

Welcome our 2018-2019 Blanchet House Student Ambassadors! Erika Bahena, Wilson High School Olivia DiGiulio, St. Mary’s Academy Zoe Jacobs, Lincoln High School Sonia Karbowicz, St. Mary’s Academy Jax Nicoloff, Lincoln High School Hanna Nguyen, La Salle Prep Ethan Skyles, Central Catholic These seven exceptional Portland students have been selected to

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