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Transition Projects, Inc.

Visit the organization web site: www.tprojects.org

What We Do

The mission of Transition Projects is to serve people's basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. Each year we serve more than 9,000 people. Because everyone is unique, we tailor specific services to the individual. 


Our services include three residential programs, a drop in day center, veterans specific resources, skills and education opportunities, and an emergency women's shelter.

Opportunities for service with us

Computer Resource Center Supervisor:

Support Transition Projects residents as they use the Resource Center to work toward employment, housing, or educational goals. Supervise the center, teach basic computer skills and assist the residents as needed. Requires a two hour a week commitment; many time slots open, days, evenings and weekends.

Assist Our Housing Program

Our housing team helps find a home for over 700 individuals a year. This job requires a lot of work, which is why we can always use assistance from the community.  Help with a number of administrative tasks to ensure our clients have access to the proper resources to find housing.  Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information.

Donation Reception Volunteer

We recieve in-kind donations each day at our downtown facility.  We can always use help throughout the week to recieve and sort donations, stock our clothing closets, and help get these much needed resources to the proper programs.  Shift are available Monday through Friday.

Licensed Barbers and Hair Stylists  

We are always recruiting licensed hair stylists and barbers to volunteer in our well-equipped day center salon, or dropping in at one of our residential facilities. A haircut can be a powerful catalyst for our clients, in developing a more positive self-image. We have availability every day of the week and can easily work with your schedule.

Special Events

We frequently have fundraising events that require extra volunteer staffing - most notably, the Jean's Place Luncheon in May each year, to raise funds for our women's program, and the Soup for the Soul event in February. Contact our volunteer coordinator to see about special event opportunities. 

Meal Providing 

Providing a meal at one of our shelters is our most popular volunteer activity. Every night of the year, volunteers ensure that the residents of our shelters have a wholesome meal. Put together a group of 4 to 8 people who can provide, cook, and serve a meal for 90 homeless persons. Contact our volunteer coordinator for more information on the opportunity and to inquire about available dates.

Preferred way to contact:
Sam Haffey
665 NW Hoyt St.
Portland, OR 97209 Directions
Bus Service
9, 17 MAX Green & Yellow lines