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SuperJay: Man of Compassion

As Jay steps on to the host podium at the entrance to the Founders Café at the Blanchet House, he assumes the identity of SuperJay. His blue eyes scan the room as classical music plays from speakers, and guests line up inside for a free meal. Jay is the first

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Blanchet House Welcomes New Board Members

Portland civic leaders Janie (Marsh) Gullickson, Alisa Sinnott, and Diane Whidden have joined the board of Blanchet House. Blanchet House is a 66-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding the homeless and offering sober living programs to men in Portland and Yamhill County. There are now 15 members of the Blanchet

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Christian Finds Space to Heal

Christian has a hard time describing himself, but for anyone who meets him, well, it’s just not the case. He’s hardworking, compassionate, intelligent, empathetic, and a deep thinker. He’s in a Master’s program working towards a degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Another Language and works at a local

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Bag-It-Forward

We are excited to announce that Blanchet House was selected to be a Bag-It-Forward partner at the New Seasons Market in Slabtown, Portland! Customers can choose to give their bag credits to one of the three nonprofits listed for the next six months. Please share with your friends who live in NW

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Portland Blanchet House Volunteer Janus Hoem Homeless

Janus: International Volunteer

“I’m visiting from Copenhagen because I met a beautiful woman from Portland. I actually didn’t have an intention to volunteer at Blanchet House. But after having stayed in Portland for a while and witnessing the homelessness situation downtown, I felt like volunteering would be a good way to put to

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Pet-A-Pig Fundraiser

Saturday, December 16, 12 to 4 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217. Come hang out with therapy piglets and help two great local nonprofits! Local celebrity potbelly pig P. Iggy will be there too! We’ll have free hot apple cider and a photo booth. For $10, two

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Blanchet Farm Open House

All are welcome! Stop by the Blanchet Farm Open House Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2:00 to 4:30 pm. The men living at our farm are busy making wreaths for guests and supporters. Drop in, pick up a wreath and a cup of cocoa. Call Vicky or Ross Sears with questions 5038526626.

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Give Guide!

Blanchet House and Farm are honored to have been accepted to participate in Give Guide, Willamette Week‘s annual fundraising campaign. Give Guide offers many fun and valuable incentives with a donation as small as $10. Big Give Days are an opportunity to enter to win giveaways like a $500 shopping

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A Visit From Missionaries of Charity

                        On October 18, our lunch guests in the Founders’ Cafe were lucky to be visited by two sisters from Missionaries of Charity, along with Archbishop Alexander Sample. The sisters heard about the great work being done at Blanchet House and wanted

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