For the past 40 years, the Portland community has trusted Central City Concern to respond to the changing needs of people experiencing homelessness with innovation and compassion. The impact of COVID-19 on our community is significant, especially among our most vulnerable citizens. As part of Bank of America’s $100 million global coronavirus community relief effort — which is in addition to its yearly $250 million philanthropic commitment — the bank stepped up to help CCC cover higher costs and reduced client income associated with the impacts of the new coronavirus. Areas of greatest impact include increased uncompensated care; new cleaning and safety protocols; more intensive medial services within limited group sizes and staffing as we deliver services via telehealth and group conferencing; and meals for residents with underlying health conditions who are unable to leave their units. The generous Bank of America grant will help Central City Concern address the shortfall our clients anticipate as they adapt to these unprecedented challenges and demand grows for the services we provide.
Thank you, Bank of America, for helping us meet the needs of our community as we continue to deliver life-saving services!
“Central City Concern has taken swift action to care for the well-being of its patients, clients and residents in response to the evolving challenges of coronavirus, and additional resources are required now to meet the growing need. Our investment will enable CCC to continue their work delivering care and resources to fellow Oregonians. CCC’s positive impact is measurable and crucial to the recovery that lies ahead, and we know they are uniquely positioned to make a difference for more than 13,500 residents annually in the Portland region. Now more than ever, we are in this together to address the needs of our community.”
Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America's Market President in Oregon and Southwest Washington