PORTLAND, Or— Transition Projects will operate the almost 10 thousand square foot facility . The center will be open to men and women and couples 55 and older. Homeless will have a place to eat… bathrooms and get a hot shower. There’s going to be onsite assistance to prepare individuals for jobs and permanent housing. All participants have to be clean and sober.
A big donor to Harbor of Hope is Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear . He and his wife personally contributed $1.5 million dollars. Many other private donors have connected with the city and county to make the navigation center available. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he hopes to have at least one more temporary shelter like Harbor of Hope to come on board. He made it clear he did not want to see long lines of people waiting in line to maybe be unable to get inside on a cold night.