Groundbreaking Ceremony, Human Solutions Rockwood Mutli Service Center: Aug 24, 2010 1PM

08/24/2010 - 1:00pm
Groundbreaking Ceremony, Human Solutions Rockwood Mutli Service Center: Aug 24, 2010 1PM.  Info here!
Human Solutions Rockwood Bldg
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Join Human Solutions as we break gound on the new Rockwood Building and celebrate the hard work and dedication of all our project partners

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When: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:00PM
Where: Human Solutions
Rockwood Mutli Service Center
124 NE 181st & Couch
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From vision to reality

After more than six years of fundraising and project design, The Rockwood Building will be the realization of a concept envisioned by Human Solutions that will bring much-needed housing and a suite of human services -together in a single building- to serve low-income families in the Rockwood area. The Rockwood Building will be constructed on a lot that has been empty for thirty years in the heart of one of the poorest areas in Multnomah County. It will bring infrastructure development and much needed social services to families in East Multnomah County, many of whom have been displaced by gentrification that has taken place in many Portland neighborhoods.

Guest Speakers

The program presentation will include a Welcome from Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, with comments by Victor Merced, Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services, Oregon State Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, Jan Laskey of Bank of America, Margaret Van Vliet, Director of Portland Housing Bureau, and Jean DeMaster, Executive Director of Human Solutions, as well as Carla Piluso, Human Solutions’ Board President and former Chief of Police for Gresham.

Six agencies, one location

“Human Solutions is thrilled to be celebrating the groundbreaking of The Rockwood Building,” said Jean DeMaster, Executive Director. “This is a success story not only for our agency and funding partners but for the low income and homeless residents of this community. We are extremely excited about the Multi Service Center model, which will bring together six service providers in a single, location, allowing all of the participating agencies the ability to even more effectively coordinate services and care for their clients.”

Event Parking

On site and street parking are limited. Attendees are encouraged to use MAX, which stops one-half block away at NE 181st Avenue and Burnside. Click here, to view the MAX's schedule. Walk north to Couch to find our location at 124 NE 181st (just past Sterling Bank and across from the Super 8 Motel).


Contact Kristan Knapp, Development Director, at 503.548.0228.