So who is Annie Ross? Annie Ross was a local Milwaukie philanthropist.
Northwest Housing Alternatives operates the Annie Ross House and has provided emergency shelter to families for over 25 years. They are the only emergency family shelter in all of Clackamas County and serve families with children who are currently experiencing homelessness. Five families a night reside at the Annie Ross House (located in Milwaukie across from the high school) and they also provide six units of transitional housing to families with large barriers to housing there as well.
When families arrive at the shelter they are given a food box, personal care items, and each young child has a stuffed toy waiting in their room. Families occupy a single room and share three bathrooms and communal kitchen, dining and living rooms.
Here are some fast facts:
*The Annie Ross House is the largest non-profit in Milwaukie
*For every 100 units of affordable housing it creates 100 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs
*70% of people polled in Clackamas County know someone who has been affected by violence
*Annie Ross House is always accepting donations of furniture, toys, diapers, etc.
*Affordable Housing Finance showcased Jonathan Trutt, Northwest Housing Alternatives’ housing director as one of the 12 rising stars under 40 in 2009.
*2011 Northwest Housing Alternatives ranked in top 11th of 100 Best Nonprofits Companies to Work For by Oregon Business Magazine.
*Not homeless yet but need help? HOMEBASE is a super cool program offered through them.
Northwest Housing Alternatives
2316 SE Willard St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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