A message from Our CEO Regarding our Glisan Street Site:
The City of Portland continues to tour different sites throughout Portland to determine the possibility of additional encampments to address the needs of the homeless. 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.
This site is larger than sites needed for encampments, in addition to the slope of the parking lot did not work. Consequently, the City of Portland will no longer pursue this site as one of our options. The City of Portland has expressed its thanks to VOA Oregon and its Board of Directors for working on this effort.
Our long-term plan for the Northeast Glisan site remains, utilizing it as our future VOA Oregon headquarters and treatment center.
President/CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon