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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Community Development Week - Tuesday Spotlight

Today's Community Development Week Spotlight Event features Milestone Recovery, an organization that provides a wide range of services to some of the most vulnerable people in Portland.

Milestone Recovery

Milestone Recovery's Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME) Team provides outreach and community supports to those with chronic health, mental health, and substance use disorders living on the streets of Portland. Services include daily outreach, mobile health care, crisis intervention, referrals, and transportation for individuals who are homeless, highly intoxicated, experiencing mental illness or engaging in disruptive behavior. The HOME Team reports more than 10,000 contacts with homeless individuals each year, resulting in 2,500 transports to shelters, substance use treatment programs, and emergency medical care.

"[I enjoy working for the HOME Team] because you build a relationship with some of the most vulnerable people in our society. They are beautiful people in their own way. We are a face they trust and connect with day after day, the good days the bad days; sometimes just a smile and an ear to listen, or to sit silently together. We are a voice to the forgotten, the hurting. Over time we are trusted in their darkest times and even their happy moments. We are a constant in their lives... with empathy, compassion, and integrity. There is no greater honor for me [than] to be part of their lives."-Courtney Bass, HOME Team Outreach Worker

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