Central City Concern


Central City Concern helps those struggling with life’s biggest problems end or avoid homelessness and build healthy, housed, resilient, and engaged lives. Our vision is a connected community where all our neighbors have access to housing, health and economic opportunity. Together, we will end homelessness.

Bottom Line for Portland

Every year, more than 13,000 people turn to Central City Concern for compassionate support to become self-sufficient and productive. In 2022, CCC provided a safe home for 4,542 people, connected 8,967 patients with compassionate, integrated health services and addiction recovery (including culturally specific services for the Latinx/Hispanic and Black community) and assisted 1,337 job seekers.


“Central City Concern is about changing lives, making people better and giving them an opportunity that a lot of people won’t give them.”

Nick, CCC program participant and Clean Start employee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CCC is committed to removing barriers and advancing equity by: 

  • - Improving how we deliver culturally responsive services
  • - Increasing access to services for underserved communities
  • - Advocating for systemic change
  • - Broadening our community partnerships
  • - Prioritizing equity in our organization


Read more about what we have accomplished and our goals for the future here.  


Give $150 or more and receive a half pie from Dove Vivi Pizza

$87,885 raised of $100,000 goal
628 donations
88% of Goal


Visit Website

Year Founded: 1979

Tax ID: 930728816


Central City Concern is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.

They're a large-sized organization with activities in

Site by Roundhouse Agency