The Tigard-based nonprofit Just Compassion of East Washington County has partnered with Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc to boost and revamp their annual fundraiser, formerly called “Supper in the ‘Burbs.” Now called “Just Beyond the City,” the fundraiser aims to educate and bring awareness to the needs of houseless adults residing outside of Portland.
“As the pandemic and fires across our state take their toll, the numbers of newly unhoused are going to continue to increase which makes support of Just Compassion even more crucial,” said Just Compassion Executive Director Dr. Vernon Baker. “We are thrilled to team up with Motus and double our efforts for this event.”
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and colder weather in the coming months, the necessity and urgency of these services are even more crucial. Proceeds from the fundraiser allow the Just Compassion team to continue assisting unhoused adults in Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, and Sherwood.
Currently, the resource center is open three days a week. With the help of volunteers and the fundraiser, the goal is for the resource center to be open five days a week and increase on-site case management services to include showers, laundry, computer/internet access, mentoring, haircuts, medical and dental services, job training, addiction support, and resilience-building program.
“I have been a longtime supporter of Dr. Baker and his mission to serve the houseless community. Our whole team is excited to help in whatever way we can,” said Motus Recruiting President and CEO Orlando Williams.
The virtual fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6 pm to 7 pm. For more information and/or to register for the event, please visit the Just Compassion website at http://justcompassionewc.com.
About Just Compassion:
Just Compassion of East Washington County is a nonprofit in Tigard, Oregon that provides a community-centered response to the needs of houseless adults. Chronic homeless adults (houseless) in EWC need access to resources for basic needs, to secure rehousing, and develop resilience to maintain housing and employment. Their resource center provides meals, clothing, and a place to rest in an environment that works to restore human dignity.