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Basic Information

Address: PO Box 1209 Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-750-4436
Fax Number: 360-735-9982
Director: Susan Oberst

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Additional Information

Causes Served: hunger, homelessness
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: low income population and clients
Ages for Volunteer: varies upon task
Hours of Service: varies
Minimum Hours Required: varies
Days of Service: Monday thru Sunday
Mission Statement:

To lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education and compassion through the strength of our community.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Share envisions a community without hunger, where all people have safe and adequate housing and the skills to enhance their quality of life.

Program History:

Share had it's beginning in 1979 when a group of caring people came together with a common goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the Vancouver area.

A Brief Timeline of Share Services & Programs
1979: Meals for homeless
1982: Share Board established
1983: Board of Directors formed
1985: Share House opens & Hot Meals Program begins
1993: Resource Center for street homeless, at request of City of Vancouver, downtown area (Esther Short Park)
1996: Share Homestead & Share Orchards Inn open
1996: Fire destroys Share House
1998: Share Outreach, pilot program begins
1999: Opening of new Share House
2000: ASPIRE/transitional housing program begins
2002: Winter Shelter Program begins; est. as WHO in 2004
2003: Emergency housing, single women (Share Homes)
2004: Backpack & SummerSLAM Programs launched
2007: In June, Share hosted a public outreach process to share our Facility Improvement Plan and seek feedback from the community about how best our organization should grow to meet the on-going needs of the hungry, homeless and low-income in our community
2009: Share purchased a building on Andresen Road, which will become the Share Fromhold Service Center

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