Our Peaceful Place - Services to meet the basic needs of the homeless in Portland Oregon:
Barb gets the strangest calls sometimes. She recently got an out-of-state phone call from the mother of a mentally ill man in his late twenties who has been missing for several years. Recently, she started getting solicitations in his name from a school here in Portland, and she thought the school had her address because he might have used it while trying to enroll. Barb was able to use her 30 years of experience on the street to direct the mother to some places he might be using as a mailing address- so that she could send postcards to those shelters in hopes that he shows up in one- and gets the message to call his mother.