Monday, September 17, 2007

Potluck-in-the-Park Homeless Resource Fair 2007

Once again Yellow Brick Road represented Homeless Youth Services at Potluck-in-the-Park's 16th annual BBQ and Resource Faire this Sunday September 16th. The event took place at Portland State University and, at last count, more than 950 guests were served. This marks the biggest Resource Faire ever! Yellow Brick Road provided stationary outreach to dozens of homeless and high-risk young people (including their older friends), providing much needed first-aid & hygiene supplies as well as direct referrals to services such as emergency shelter. We even had unexpected help at our table from some young volunteers...
Thanks to Peggy Reuler, Dave Utzinger, all the volunteers, and everyone who came out for making this amazing event such a success.
See you next year!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Yellow Brick Road Volunteer Training

You are invited to attend our upcoming


WHERE: Please R.S.V.P. for location:

This training is FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about our street outreach program. We will really focus on resources & referrals for outreach in Portland, Oregon. We hope to explain and demystify some of the most critical agencies & resources in town and how to navigate appropriate referrals on outreach. We’ll also discuss the recent Sit/Lie Ordinance and how it might impact young people on the streets. This is a great opportunity to meet our current team of volunteers and learn more about Portland's longest running volunteer-based street outreach program! Applications will be available after the training.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Yellow Brick Road & Portland Outreach & Engagement are hosting a Women's Self Defense Training this Wednesday SEPTEMBER 5th at 1pm.

This is a great workshop that will focus on self-empowerment and how to reclaim your voice and personal space as a woman (on the streets and beyond). It is FREE and available to all self-identified homeless women UNDER 25. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday September 5th
1635 SW Alder St.
(Burnside & 17th)
(503) 789-4011