What Summer Slump?

Dear Bradley Angle Community,

It’s already September. Don’t ask me how we got here.

I’m still waiting for those weeks of seemingly-endless sunshine that compel Portlanders to leave our desks behind and head to the lake. But since Labor Day has come and gone, so I suppose we’ll all put our uneven tans back in our tights (or whatever your leg-wear jam may be!) for nine more months of cloudy wonderment!

Summer months are usually Bradley Angle’s slow season, but this year was different. We have been very busy since June. Here are just a few of the things we were up to:

We’ve continued to on-board our new Executive Director, Jackie Yerby. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Jackie yet, feel free to send her a note at jackiey@bradleyangle.org. She’d love to hear from you!

Amazing volunteers at Red Dress PDX gave our LGBTQ program a generous grant of $10,000!

Your generous support and a grant from the newly increased Victims of Crime Act Fund made it possible for us to replace all of the mattresses in our shelter with bed bug resistant products. This change has already improved the quality of life at shelter.

Chef Kenneth James made a great meal and kicked off an Adopt-A-Holiday program at Bonnie Tinker House! A few holidays are still waiting to be adopted, if you’d like to sign up!

Cat del Buono featured five survivors from Bradley Angle programs in her nationally-renowned  art show, Voices, when it made its stop at Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery.

And Cascade Aids Project helped us kickoff a new program serving survivors of domestic violence who are also living with HIV or AIDS.

Your support made all of this amazing programming possible.

We are so lucky to have you in our corner, working hard for survivors.

 

Thank you,

Rebecca Alexander
Director of Development and Communications