Drink Well. Do Good.

Our Mission

Providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self sufficiency.

 

Support Our Mission

With your generous help we can do more. Volunteer or make a financial contribution. Email us to find out more.

 

Central City Concern

Find out more about Central City Concern at centralcityconcern.org

Central City Coffee®

Central City Coffee, a social innovation Fund (SIF) program, sources, roasts and sells craft-roasted coffee in Portland, OR to support the mission of Central City Concern by:

  • Showcasing Central City Concern’s mission of providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency
  • Teaching transferable employment skills and offer life changing experiences
  • Generating revenue to support Central City Concern’s employment services, which helps formerly homeless individuals find and retain employment

Central City Concern

Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1979 in Portland, Oregon. Over the years, it evolved to meet the increasingly complex needs of homeless and very low income individuals. Central City Concern first stabilizes lives by securing safe and affordable housing for clients. Individuals also improve their health and connect to a new network of peers who support a clean and sober lifestyle. Employment is the final step to self-sufficiency and Central City Concern brings a creative and intensive approach to this phase. We offer volunteerism and training opportunities as interim steps to employment for those who need a more gradual entry into the work world. Central City Concern’s Employment Access Center has placed thousands of people in jobs, creating self-sufficiency and hopeful futures. Volunteers help CCC across all program areas and donations help the agency meet critical needs and develop new programming. In addition, CCC embraces an entrepreneurial spirit and has pursued unique revenue-generating opportunities over the years, including Central City Bed developed in 2010, and Central City Coffee that was founded in 2013.Central City Coffee and other social enterprise operations are members of the REDF portfolio. Learn More About Us