Kenton Women’s Village May Newsletter

Everywhere you look in Portland, flowers are springing up. With this beautiful new season comes plenty of change in the lives of women at Kenton Women’s Village, too!
As of the end of April, 12 women were in permanent housing. Two Kenton women moved into permanent housing the first week of May, and two others are in the final stages of apartment searching! What an incredible success and time for these women who have found a place to call their own.

In addition, two women are going through Peer Support Specialist training and two women graduated from Rent Well this month.

Want to help? Sponsor a villager who needs or a new apartment welcome home kit!

Kenton has an eye van coming to the village to do eye exams this month. Holy Redeemer church raised funds for all of our villagers to leave with a pair of prescription glasses. Thank you, Holy Redeemer for your incredible generosity!
Food by Design ( community garden partnership has continued to thrive. This program encompasses: growing and distributing fresh produce for houseless community members, healthy cooking and nutritional wellness classes, and internship / job training positions.
The program is expanding to the Catholic Charities affordable housing properties to bring better fresh food security and wellness.  We are looking for program sponsors – if you are interested please contact
Saturday, May 26th 12-2pm KWV (2221 N Argyle St) Tour of the Village
Saturday, June 2nd 5pm KWV (2221 N Argyle St) BBQ dinner hosted by Villagers
Thursday, June 7th 6-8pm Historic Kenton Firehouse (8105 N Brandon Ave) Open house on KWV
Wednesday, June 13th 6-8pm DISJECTA (8371 N Interstate Ave) Kenton Neighborhood Vote on extending KWV
Looking for a way to help? Have a few items you’d like to donate? Here is a list of current Kenton needs.
We have so much to be grateful for this year!
THANK YOU for all of your support in making this village and our clients’ transitions into permanent housing possible!


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