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.
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.
p:ear gallery is open every First Thursday from 6pm – 9pm
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]
Joy Cartier — call 503-228-6677 or email: [email protected]