June SNACC Meeting

The SNACC committee’s monthly meeting will take place tomorrow, Thursday June 16th from 6:30-8:00pm. Here is the link to our agenda. If the weather is nice, we will be meeting in Laurelhurst Park. We’ll convene near Picnic Area A (west of the unleashed dog park area) and find an open spot after we’ve gathered. If the weather is rainy, I’ll be in touch about an alternate plan. You can email me at [email protected] or call or text me at (207)214-5809 for questions about the location. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. 🙂

May SNACC Meeting

Here is the link to the agenda for our May SNACC meeting this Thursday, May 19th from 6:30-8pm. We will be meeting in person again in Jes’s office at 838 SE 37th Ave. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Sunnyside Neighborhood Community Cares (SNACC) Committee Updates

In our March meeting the SNACC Committee discussed the Sunnyside Shower Project (SSP) Needs Assessment which was conducted to shine a light on barriers to the service, unmet needs, core strengths, as well as finding paths to move the project forward. We learned that time stood as a barrier for SSP guests with seven requesting more available days and times to shower, three mentioning the difficulty of scheduling appointments, two asking for everyday availability, and many admitting that a time limit of more than the current 30 minutes would be more welcome. Many strengths were accounted for by all participants, including 12 who declared the SSP as their sole support in maintaining their hygiene and personal care needs. Findings are available online HERE. We will be sharing a full report with the community soon, as well as discussing next steps for implementing changes based on these findings.

We also discussed additional projects that the SNACC Committee might consider taking on to provide further aid to the houseless community, such as administrative and paperwork assistance. We plan to continue this conversation in our next meeting on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Formation Lab (838 SE 37th St.). We hope you’ll join us.