Glisan Street Update

A message from Our CEO Regarding our Glisan Street Site:

Volunteers of America Oregon (VOA Oregon) was recently approached by the City of Portland about the short-term use of our site on Northeast Glisan Street for a possible homeless encampment. Despite recent media reports, these discussions remain preliminary and no agreement has been signed.

As a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential, VOA Oregon is committed to addressing the homeless crisis and working with the city to find solutions. However, before formalizing any lease agreement, we need to conduct a thorough review of the proposed operational plans and assess their potential impact on residents, neighbors, and the community at large.

It’s also important to note that our long-term plan for the Northeast Glisan site remains utilizing it as our future headquarters and treatment center. Any potential short-term lease of the site would not affect our commitment to this vision.

We understand that there are many questions and concerns about this issue, and we will provide additional information in the coming days. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Kay Toran
CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon