Portland, May 4th, 2013. Over 400 people gathered to raise support for p:ear’s innovative and compassionate education, art and recreation programs for Portland’s homeless and transitional youth. Danny Cullerton, Bob Kendrick, Kirby Kendrick and Robert McLeod, all friends and supporters of p:ear, were reveling in the festivities of the p:earblossoms annual event. (photo credit, Jason Kaplan) The celebration at Historic Yale Union Laundry Building raised $176,000.

Board Member Jennifer Bruml with Board President, Liz Fuller celebrated the successful evening with Development Director, Pippa Arend.

Board Member Jennifer Bruml with Board President, Liz Fuller celebrated the successful evening with Development Director, Pippa Arend.

Neilson Abeel and Board Member Barry Sanders

Neilson Abeel and Board Member Barry Sanders

About P:ear

To truly exit homelessness, kids must develop the internal strength, skills and foresight to make healthy choices. p:ear provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which youth are trusted to outgrow unproductive and harmful behaviors. We offer individualized mentoring and education programs in a safe, reliable and intimate setting designed to foster trust, build self-esteem and to teach homeless and transitional kids – who all too often are regarded by society as disposable, “hopeless cases” – that they are valuable individuals with a future who have something vital to contribute to this community.

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30-2:00
Staff is available at other times by chance or appointment.

First Thursday:
p:ear gallery is open every First Thursday from 6pm – 9pm

Direct Contact:
General Information – [email protected]
Pippa Arend, Program Director – [email protected]
Beth Burns, Executive Director – [email protected]
Joy Cartier, Assistant Director – [email protected]
Stephanie Chase, Community Relations and Development – [email protected]

To Volunteer:
Joy Cartier — call 503-228-6677 or email: [email protected]