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Please join us for the virtual grand opening of Bybee Lakes Hope Center in Portland, Oregon on Friday, October 2, 2020 at noon via a live stream on Vimeo.

Harsch Investment Properties and Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers will host the grand opening event on Friday, October 2 celebrating its new 57,000 square foot emergency shelter, which opens on October 12. Phase two of the project is expected to open in December with 228 beds for longer-term housing and reentry programs. At full capacity, the number of beds can increase to 500 once all the wings are full.

Guest speakers include: Harsch Investment Properties President Jordan Schnitzer, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Helping Hands CEO Alan Evans, and Oregon State Senators Betsy Johnson and Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward.

The Bybee Lakes Hope Center (BLHC) transforms the never-occupied, 155,000 square foot Wapato Corrections Facility into a trauma-informed, data-driven transitional housing facility to support Portland Metro Area community members experiencing homelessness.

The Hope Center will be operated by Oregon-based nonprofit Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers, an organization that has been successfully providing transitional housing since 2002. Their organization is privately funded and has grown to include eleven facilities in four counties in Oregon.