Published March 2, 2017
Barran Liebman is proud to have a team of leaders who want to make a difference, for our clients, within our firm, and throughout the community. Most recently, Andrew Schpak, Co-Managing Partner at Barran Liebman, spent an evening cooking a spaghetti feast, complete with Caesar salad and toasted bread, for our community’s homeless veterans staying at Transition Projects’ Doreen’s Place near Union Station in Portland, Oregon. Doreen’s Place at Bud Clark Commons is a 90-bed short term, housing-focused residential program for men. The program provides case management, life- and job-skills training, and support services. Half of the beds are dedicated to U.S. Military Veterans.
Andrew, along with his Leadership Portland Impact Project Team, served 100 veterans and was grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community. “A small team of us from Leadership Portland are working with Transition Projects to develop a committee and survey tools to gather feedback about the organization’s services and how it can improve. Our team was so impressed with Transition Projects’ management and operations that we decided to volunteer to cook a meal at Doreen’s Place, which is a 90-bed short term housing program for men where over half of the beds are reserved for veterans. It was a great experience, and all of the folks we served were incredibly friendly and grateful. I look forward to volunteering again soon.”
About Transition Projects
Transition Projects helps people transition from homelessness to housing in the Portland metro area. Each year, Transition Projects assists more than 10,000 people through a broad array of services, resources, and tools. “On any given day, we help meet the basic needs of more than 700 people experiencing homelessness through our Day Center. On any given night, we provide a safe place to sleep for more than 800 people with nowhere else to turn. In any given year, we help place more than 800 people into affordable housing - and then support them in retaining that housing.” Founded in 1969, Transition Projects is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that today employs a staff team of more than 200 working across a network of 9 program sites around Portland.
To learn more about Transition Projects, please visit their website here.
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