Central City Concern

About Central City Concern

Central City Concern is ending homelessness by treating the whole person, as a person. Each year, more than 13,000 people turn to us for compassionate support to become self-sufficient and productive.

CCC’s approach addresses both the systemic drivers of homelessness and the individual factors that can reinforce it. We help our clients overcome barriers such as lack of affordable housing, health care and living-wage jobs, systemic racism, mental health challenges, chronic health conditions, substance use disorders, and time spent in the justice system. And everything we do rests on our foundational belief in the restorative power of human connection and dignity.

Empowered by our staff, donors, partners and volunteers, we’re creating a proven solution for our community — one person at a time.


Social Work Intern

September 2017 - June 2018 Portland, OR
“I loved that I could connect and work with the African American Community by providing resources in helping them through their drug and alcohol journey. It was empowering and uplifting to be a part of a program that catered to the direct needs of this community. By providing Afro-centric treatment, and having professionals that reflected the population was also very important. Clients felt heard, valued, and felt confident in their ability to be apart of this organization. They finally felt at home.”
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