Portland, OR. Central City Concern (CCC) held its annual “We Are Family” fundraising dinner at the Multnomah Athletic Club on May 2nd. Close to 400 supporters, including special guest Jamie and her son Dante, enjoyed the evening and raised over $120,000 for the cause. The event raises money for Central City Concern’s 154 units of family housing and Letty Owings Center. The residential treatment program for pregnant women and those with young children is celebrating 20 years as a CCC program. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)

Central City Concern Board member Linda Girard, Volunteer Manager & Events Coordinator Eric Reynolds, Executive Director Ed Blackburn

Letty Owings Center Co-Founder Nancy Anderson with E.V. Armitage, Central City Concern Executive Coordinator

Central City Concern Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rachel Solotaroff

Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Famer Shirley Nanette & Friends entertained supporters.

The mission of Central City Concern is to provide comprehensive solutions to end homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. Here’s a video about the nonprofit:

Central City Concern meets its mission through innovative outcome based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

  • Direct access to housing which supports lifestyle change.
  • Integrated healthcare services that are highly effective in engaging people who are often alienated from mainstream systems.
  • The development of peer relationships that nurture and support personal transformation and recovery.
  • Attainment of income through employment or accessing benefits.

The success of these four elements results in an transformation of world view and self image from a negative to a positive outlook, enabling people to become productive citizens who want to “give something back” to the community.

Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment. CCC currently has a staff of 800+, an annual operating budget of $60 million and serves more than 13,000 individuals annually.