Company Overview

Central City Concern (CCC) serves single adults and families in the Portland metro area impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We meet our mission of providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency through innovative, outcome-based strategies that support personal and community transformation.

Founded in 1979, CCC has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including health care, substance use disorder treatment services and employment. Today, we serve 14,000 people annually with:

  • Direct access to housing which supports lifestyle change.
  • Integrated health care services that are highly effective in engaging people who are often alienated from mainstream systems.
  • Attainment of income through employment or accessing benefits.
  • The development of peer relationships that nurture and support personal transformation and recovery.

Empowered by our staff, donors, partners and volunteers, we’re creating a proven solution for our community — one person at a time.

Our Mission

Central City Concern helps those struggling with life’s biggest problems to end or avoid homelessness and build healthy, housed, resilient and engaged lives. Our vision is a future in which nobody in our community has to experience the pain and harm of homelessness.

Our Values

At CCC, you’ll work alongside people of all backgrounds and walks of life. Here are some of the ways we support an inclusive culture:

  • Hiring and recruitment practices that make sure our staff represents the backgrounds of those we serve.
  • A commitment to offering a living wage and advancing pay equity.
  • A robust Veterans’ employment program for returning service members and military spouses.
  • Serving as a second-chance employer for people with criminal backgrounds.
  • Offering many ways for employees to make their voices heard on equity issues.
  • A no-tolerance policy for racism among staff, clients and residents.
  • Agency-wide anti-racism and equity training.
  • Including equity and anti-racism in our criteria for working with outside vendors.

Our Culture

As a CCC employee, you’ll work with people whose lived experiences and cultural backgrounds differ from yours. That’s intentional — and it’s rooted in our mission to counteract the legacy of systemic injustice and its impacts on the present.

We know that Black, Indigenous and other people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community experience homelessness at a far higher rate. This has created stark differences in our society. It is unacceptable.

CCC is working to address inequities within our agency and among the clients we serve. Our push for inclusion was first formalized in the early 2000s. But we’ve been at this work much longer — more than 40 years. While we know that systemic change takes time, we can, and will, do better.

Work at Central City Concern

Achieving Central City Concern’s mission would be impossible without dedicated, compassionate people.

When you join our team, you’re part of a staff that’s driven to make a difference at all levels of the organization — and across fields including health care, pharmacy, social services, housing, nonprofit leadership and administration.

From professional staff to medical assistants to maintenance workers, we value both formal education and lived experience as preparation for the work we do. This aspect of our culture means you’ll have a chance to make an impact from day one.

CCC’s work environment is collaborative, supportive and offers generous benefits. You’ll also find many opportunities for professional growth to help you realize your full potential.

Company Summary
Central City Concern
Number of Employees
(503) 226-7387
232 Northwest 6th Avenue
Portland, OR