When Nick lost his job of 27 years, his devastation led to anxiety and depression. Soon after, he lost his family and his home. Nick’s depression led him to stop eating, and the result of starvation put him in the hospital for five days. He was discharged two days before Thanksgiving with nowhere to go. That’s when he came to Cityteam.
Nick could only get a few bites of turkey down on Thanksgiving. It would be weeks before he could eat a complete meal. So instead of enjoying the feast himself, he helped provide the meal for others. “We served food all day long,” he said. “It made me feel good to help other people.”
Nick found the will, faith, and practical tools to recover his health, grieve the loss of his family and start his life over at Cityteam. “I’m deeply grateful to Cityteam. If I had not been accepted here, I would have died out there.”Read More Stories
Your involvement is what makes it possible to change lives, families, and communities. Every program at Cityteam from a hot meal to addiction recovery is only possible because of support from individuals, companies, churches, and schools who care about helping others. You don’t have to be a superhero to make a difference. Here are some ways YOU can get involved.
Volunteers and donors often tell our staff that they didn’t realize how much Cityteam Portland helps the homeless, those living in poverty and those struggling with hunger and addiction. It’s true, we are passionate about saving lives while serving them with dignity and grace.
It’s hard to hide that more than 1,800 people sleep outside in tents or on the streets of Portland each night. God has called us at Cityteam to reach out and show them God’s love and give them the tools necessary to free them from their addiction and strive to become productive members of society that help others too. It’s a big task but nothing is impossible with Him.
Together with Cityteam, you can help people transform men and women’s lives—mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Providing hot, nutritious meals to people struggling with hunger.
A program that offers men the ability to escape the vice-grip of addiction through individual and group counseling.
Our shelter provides a safe place for those struggling with homelessness to sleep.
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