Who We Are

All In This Together

HSCCC is a grassroots non-profit with strong volunteer leadership and hundreds of community supporters with participants from diverse community groups, including people with lived houseless experience, educators, business leaders, healthcare professionals, faith-based organizations, law enforcement and city and county government representatives.

We were formed in 2016 by a small group of Clackamas County Residents who wanted to learn more about how they could support our unhoused neighbors. Since then, the Coalition has grown and was recognized by the State of Oregon as a nonprofit organization. The Coalition has 501c3 status with the IRS.

We bring people together to tackle issues that have a major impact on all members of our community, emphasizing prevention of homelessness, making it rare, brief, and non-recurring. Most importantly, we work with our partners to restore dignity and meaning to the lives of our houseless neighbors.

HSCCC History Timeline

January 2024 – HSCCC hires first Executive Director, John Duke.

Fall 2023 – HSCCC purchases former Miles Fiberglass building to serve as home for the new Resource Center.

Fall 2023 – HSCCC awarded $10 million to create homeless services Resource Center.

Spring 2023–HSCCC holds “Community Conversations” to discuss HSCCC and its vision to build a Navigation Center in the Two Rivers neighborhood of Oregon City. 

January 2023–Joe Wedding is hired as first Executive Manager of HSCCC.

December 2022 – Organized the Counties first “Longest Night Event” to remember our unsheltered neighbors who lost their lives during the past year 

Winter 2022 – HSCCC receives grant for developing its revised website.   

Winter 2022 – HSCCC received a significant grant to build out its staff and hire its first Executive Manager. 

2021-2022 – HSCCC applies for and becomes registered as a 501©(3)

2020-2022: HSCCC registered as a nonprofit with the State of Oregon and received 501c3 status with the IRS so that donations are tax exempt.

2016-2019 – Advisory Team meetings create opportunities for collaboration among others involved in Homelessness services including The Fathers Heart, LoveOne, Clackamas Service Center, Clackamas County Government, Oregon City Police Department, Homeless Liaison officers at the Oregon City School District, youth homelessness organizations, and others.

2017-2023 – Identifies needs for addressing homelessness issues and forms Work Teams to address issues like warming shelters, needle exchange resources, showers and hygiene capabilities, and others.

2017 – The HSCCC forms an all-volunteer Advisory Committee and creates Executive Team

Fall 2016 – Community members first meet to learn about homelessness and how to help address it in Clackamas County.

Collaborating Partners

HSCCC connects me with a wide network of community members and policy makers to help me identify solutions to best support our unhoused community. LoveOne would not be where it is today without its partnership with HSCCC

Board of Directors

Becky Wilkinson

Becky Wilkinson is the Outreach and Peer Support Program Manager for Providence Behavioral Health in Oregon and has lived in Clackamas County for over 15 years. She joined the HSCCC Board in 2020 as a commitment to help uplift our most vulnerable community members by creating a system of change for other communities to replicate.

Brandi Johnson

Brandi Johnson is a lifetime resident of Clackamas County and works as Executive Director of LoveOne and Executive Director of The Father’s Heart Street Ministry. She joined the HSCCC Board to support county-wide community partnerships and creative solutions to systemic issues. 

Dan Fowler

Dan, born in Oregon City, has served the community as Mayor from 1991-1999 and is now on the Boards of Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center and Clackamas Heritage Partners. He helped create HSCCC out of a deep compassion for those who are less fortunate in our community.

Gary Majors

Gary Majors has worked as a Realtor in the Portland area
for more than 37 years while holding several management and leadership
positions locally. Gary has served with several non-profits as a
volunteer and board member, largely focused on supporting the homeless
community. Gary is active in his church, and has been involved with
the Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County nearly since its
inception in 2016.

Jerry Robinson

Joining the board in 2023 and currently serving as Treasurer, Jerry is a retired commercial banker with industry experience specifically in non-profits, healthcare and construction.  His passion is serving to bring wholeness to people through his volunteer efforts.

Keenan Moore

Keenan Moore is a longtime resident of Clackamas County and works as Regional Coordinator for the Second Home program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. He joined the HSCCC Board in 2023 to collaborate with providers in supporting those most vulnerable in the community.

Lynne Deshler

Lynne has lived in Clackamas County since 1989, working as a consultant for 29 years providing services to social service community outreach activities in Clackamas County with a primary focus on the unhoused population for the last 16 years. She is involved with HSCCC because the mission speaks to her heart, and she believes together we can make a substantial positive difference in preventing homelessness and housing those who experience it.

Marty Gant

Marty Gant has been a long-time resident of Estacada, OR and is the President of The Father’s Heart. He joined the HSCC Board to make a difference in our community and help those in need. 

Mason Wall

Mason has been a resident of Clackamas County for 9 years and a lifetime Oregon resident. He is a New Construction Account Manager for Paulson’s Flooring; Mason joined the board in 2023 to help serve the community, especially those feeling hopeless or forgotten.

Richard Howells

Richard Howells retired from his career as a Change Management Consultant and began volunteering to support the Coalition’s work to prevent and reduce or end homelessness. He is dismayed by seeing so many homeless people struggling without a place to live, and is committed to helping the Coalition create needed systemic changes.

Staff

John Duke, MBA

John Duke built and oversaw a community health clinic serving homeless youth for over twenty years, developing school-based health care and mobile medical outreach in North Clackamas. John joined the HSCCC team as Executive Director in January 2024 to help find solutions and build supports for Clackamas residents facing homelessness.

Joe Wedding

A resident of Oregon since 1996, Joe is the Director of Development for the HSCCC. Throughout his career, he has helped those in need through scholarship fundraising, program development, endowment, capital efforts, and operational goals. Joe firmly believes in the vision and values of the Coalition, cemented in a commitment to solve a problem by improving the human condition.