Homelessness, we see this growing challenge all around us especially in the after affects of last year. There are many agencies trying to help those in need. One such place is Annie Ross House, our 4th quarter #CateringforaCause.
Since 1986, as a core program of Northwest Housing Alternatives, the Annie Ross House is the only shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Clackamas County. Annie Ross House can serve up to 8 families at a time, each of whom receives a private room equipped with a bathroom and kitchenette for maximum privacy and dignity throughout their shelter stay. Families work with a case manager from the HomeBase program to set goals and create a work plan to move into permanent housing.
Families staying at Annie Ross House participate in classes such as Rent Well, financial education, and after-school educational groups for kids. These classes provide opportunities to build skills and knowledge which lead to success in permanent housing. The average length of stay for families in Annie Ross House from date of entry to moving into their own permanent housing is 66 days.