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aBout HEROS

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he vicinity of SW 13th and Alder in downtown Portland was once a hot spot for drug activity. Homeless people clustered, often blocking and

littering the sidewalks with remains of sack lunches. Neighborhood business suffered. But all that has changed. One factor in the transformation was a change in thinking and practice at Julia West House (JWH), a leading mission for homeless and low-income people on SW 13th Avenue, established in the 1980s by First Presbyterian Church. Since 2009, church member Marvin Mitchell has served in the volunteer position of executive director.

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Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

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Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

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