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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Multnomah Safe Rest Village Opens!

As the Safe Rest Village (SRV) team and our construction contractor were
putting the finishing touches in, before handing keys over to All Good Northwest,
the Friends of Multnomah SRV donated food, bedding, and other supplies.
Before the handover of keys at the end of last week, our Safe Rest Village team hosted a variety of guests for a Sneak Peek tour.  Commissioner Dan Ryan hosted community members who have been involved with us as part of the stakeholder group, from the Multnomah Neighborhood Association Work Group, from the neighboring West Hills Christian School, and others for a brief look and drop off donations.  Mayor Ted Wheeler and representatives from elected offices (federal, state, Metro, and Multnomah County) and their staff were also invited.  We got a pretty good showing despite the rain that afternoon.  Some immediate neighbors were able to connect with All Good Northwest staff, to ensure future lines of communication would be open.  People got a tour of the shared kitchenette, and shower/laundry/restroom building, as well.  All 30 units were ready with donated bedding to welcome the first program participants who moved in earlier this week.
Above are photos from the rainy Sneak Peek tour last week. 
The warm welcome continues -
Thanks to the Friends of Multnomah SRV
Last week was a busy one.  Our Safe Rest Village construction team was placing donated trees from our partners at the Bureau of Environmental Services, putting up string lights throughout the village, and working on other finishing touches.  All Good Northwest was getting ready to take the keys and open our first Safe Rest Village in our series of six.  And a newly formed team of volunteers, the Friends of Multnomah SRV were equally busy.  They created and posted lawn signs around the village, and coordinated the delivery of bedding, Cup-o-Noodles, and other items for the new village program participants.
Want to Donate?  Great and thank you.
 Look for future opportunities!

The generosity of the community has already started with early donations from the Friends of Multnomah Safe Rest Village (FMSRV).  It is absolutely appreciated.  Donations of bedding are already being put to use.  Further opportunities to donate will emerge over time, as the shelter gets up and running.  All Good Northwest, the shelter operator, will share with the community at large and the Friends group about village needs and how to donate.

Until specific donation events or opportunities are shared, please respect the privacy of program participants already in the village.  That's another way to support them on their path to stability.

Updates on Specific Sites
Menlo Park SRV
  • Permits documents are under review.
Multnomah SRV
  • This is our first Safe Rest Village to open!  We are so excited to see the idea become a reality.
  • Contact phone for 24/7 onsite shelter staff is: (971) 716-3203.
  • The Multnomah SRV Site Manager is Brian Linné. His email is:
NW Naito SRV
  • Lease negotiations continue.
  • The site is secured with temporary construction fencing.
Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV
  • Our architects are working on site design plans to submit for permits soon.
SE Reedway SRV
  • Our architects are working on site design plans to submit for permits soon.
Sunderland RV Safe Park
  • We are finalizing details with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to prepare the site for development.
  • We will be storing the Conex boxes (used for the shower/restroom/laundry facility, and the kitchenette) from the decommissioned Old Town Village at this location for a while.
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