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You’re Invited “Inside the Mission” 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Central City Concern (CCC) is proud to present our second year of Inside the Mission!

Inside the Mission is a three-part series of engaging conversations with CCC’s leaders alongside experts in the field. During these events, we dig into the most difficult issues impacting homelessness in our region.

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This year, we’re exploring: 

  • How employment and income can tangibly boost someone out of homelessness;  
  • Our “silver tsunami” (are we ready?) and; 
  • Meeting people where they are – how to go from offering bricks and mortar service to launching street-based medicine and mobile medical care.

Inside the Mission shines a light on the ways CCC makes a tangible difference. These conversations gather supporters for dynamic discussions with a balance between systems-level and on-the-ground perspectives. We know our community has questions about homelessness and Inside the Mission is a hopeful place to find answers.

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Inside the Mission: More Than a Paycheck – March 7 maroon arrow pointing right

Inside the Mission: More Than a Paycheck – March 7

March 7, 2024 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

SERA Architects 

600 Southwest 10th Avenue, #500 

Portland, OR, 97205 

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What role does employment play in recovery and housing stability? What are some of the challenges of getting a job after experiencing homelessness? How can more employers become “Second Chance” employers? These are some of the questions we’ll address with our panel of CCC staff and employers as we explore the connections between homelessness, employment and housing.


Sean Hubert, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Central City Concern. Sean joined CCC in 2007 and is responsible for collaboratively developing, communicating, executing and sustaining CCC’s strategic initiatives. He also supports CCC’s communication, policy and advocacy work to improve overall systems alignment for comprehensive and effective housing, health, recovery and employment approaches.

Angelo Polvorosa, Employment Supervisor, Central City Concern. Angelo joined CCC in 2018 and oversees programs connecting clients to trade careers, with an emphasis on working with women and BIPOC clients. They also oversee programs for CCC’s Family Alcohol and Drug Free Housing Network and first connected to CCC through their treatment at Hooper Detox. They credit their CCC work and lived experience which allows them to relate to clients on both a personal and professional level.

Andrea Sepulveda, Branch Manager, Integrity Traffic Oregon. Andrea has been with Integrity Traffic Oregon for six years and in the traffic control and safety industry for ten. Offering full-service traffic control, infrastructure and equipment services, Integrity Traffic has been a trusted employer partner of CCC’s since 2023. They’re also a committed Second Chance Employer and have offered a significant number of training and flagging positions to CCC clients in the past year.

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Inside the Mission: Addressing the Silver Tsunami – May 2 maroon arrow pointing right

Inside the Mission: Addressing the Silver Tsunami – May 2

May 2, 2024 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

Location TBD

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Being over the age of 50 is now one of the leading factors contributing to homelessness in the United States. There are myriad reasonsover 30% of baby boomers are retiring with no savings, two major recessions, rises in the cost of living, and Social Security not keeping pace with inflation. Combine this with a severe lack of affordable housing and healthcare and we’re looking at a worsening crisis. We’ll talk about the gap in the services organizations like CCC can provide and what’s needed to help address the silver tsunami.

Speakers – to be announced

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Inside the Mission: Meeting People Where They Are – June 27 maroon arrow pointing right

Inside the Mission: Meeting People Where They Are – June 27

June 27, 2024 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ankrom Moisan Architects

38 NW Davis St., Ste 300

Portland, OR 97202

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People experiencing homelessness are constantly on the move. This can make traditional location-based service delivery challenging. At CCC, we’re evolving our model to meet people in more diverse settings and locations. Our care system needs to support both traditional (“bricks and mortar”) and non-traditional shelter and service pathways. Learn how we’re piloting mobile health programs and expanding our community outreach to creatively address Portland’s homelessness crisis.

Speakers – to be announced

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