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Our Mission

The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community. We also work to educate the broader community and improve public policy.

Together, We Are Changing Lives

Last Year:

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individuals experiencing homelessness were engaged by outreach teams who connected them to services, referrals and housing resources.

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formerly homeless individuals received ongoing services in permanent supportive housing.

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adults and children escaping unsafe homes were served through Sojourn domestic violence services.

Happening at The People Concern

SHWASHLOCK PROGRAM

SHWASHLOCK PROGRAM

The SHWASHLOCK program has provided people experiencing homelessness a safe, welcoming environment to meet their hygiene needs with dignity for nearly three decades.

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$200,000 grant from Jewish Community Foundation

$200,000 grant from Jewish Community Foundation

The People Concern is thrilled to announce that we've received a $200,000 grant from Jewish Community Foundation to support the agency's strategic partnership with FlyawayHomes so that we can scale permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in...

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Inspiration Corner

Robert

Robert

"Robert is working full-time as a cook and is so happy to move from shared housing to his own studio, yay!" - Millie Urrutia – Housing and Jobs Collaborative – The Nest
Stacey

Stacey

“I recently got my Section 8 voucher. I am excited about that! My case manager has been amazing. I am going to be getting myself together and continuing my sobriety.” – Stacey, Program Participant
Benjamin

Benjamin

Benjamin began experiencing homelessness six years ago, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He’s been a participant in our interim housing program since 2018 and has made great improvements in his physical and mental health. Today, he is well on his way to fulfilling his New Year’s resolution – finding a home of his very own!
Angela

Angela

“This has been the best place that I could have been referred to. It’s empowered me to look forward to coming out of here, getting back on my feet.” –Angela, Program Participant
“They remain housed today”

“They remain housed today”

"After engaging with a client living on the streets for several years I was finally able to find him housing. The 7 other people living in encampments near by saw his success and were inspired to get help. I was able to connect them all to housing services. Eventually they were all housed and remain housed today." – Isaiah Ortiz, Outreach, Access Center