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Race to End Child Homelessness

October 31, 2015, Registration Opens at 8:30 am

On October 31st, walk or run to end homelessness for children.

On any given night in Multnomah County, 2,225 children experience homelessness either on the streets, in shelter, doubled up with family or friends, at a transitional housing facility or in an apartment paid for by rent assistance. Based on being homeless, as well as other adverse childhood experiences, these children face greater barriers and obstacles in their education, employment and relationships. On October 31, we will be running and walking to end the cycle of homelessness for these children and their families.

The Race to End Child Homelessness is organized by an incredible planning committee from the communities connected with New City Initiative,whose mission is engaging faith communities in ending the cycle of homelessness.

Like New City Initiative on Facebook ( and follow them on Twitter (@NewCityInit) for ongoing updates.

Interested in other ways of getting involved in ending the cycle of homelessness? Be part of a Village Support Network team for a homeless family transitioning out of shelter. Click here for more info.

Featured Event

Village Support Network Orientation

Thursday, May 26, 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: New City Initiative's Office (1435 NE 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97213)

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