The CEO and president of Portland’s Central City Concern, Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, will speak on homeless solutions during April 19th’s CivicCon. Dr. Solotaroff’s organization has been held up by the National Homeless Alliance as a model for the rest of the nation for community-based solutions for helping the homeless off the streets. This framework focuses on effective transitions through a comprehensive network to not only through temporary homes, but including physical and mental health stabilization, employment, and assistance in finding permanent housing solutions.
Rachel Solotaroff is a practicing physician who assembled a network of 60 doctors in her community to participate in various health treatments for Portland’s homeless population as they navigated critical recovery and stabilization junctures in their lives. She also assisted the City of Portland and others in guaranteeing jobs for the homeless population whom were undergoing employment transitions. Central City Concern also aims t0 provides affordable housing for lower income families.
The work at Central City Concern is focused on addressing a national crisis which has been overwhelming to many cities on the community level. The public is encouraged to register and attend this live virtual CivicCon event on Monday, April 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.