Tigard nonprofit aims to expand services to houseless community

Just Compassion expects to break ground on a new transitional housing unit in Tigard in the spring.

TIGARD, Ore. — It’s normal to talk about serving meals to people in need on Thanksgiving. For a Tigard nonprofit, that’s something that happens year round. 

Just Compassion does a lot more than feed people; the organization also offers shelter and resources to Washington County’s houseless community, with a mission of helping people get off the streets. 

Executive director Vernon Baker said the need for these kinds of services is growing. 

“A lot of times, homeless individuals don’t have the necessary items they need to

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