2019 changes to Montavilla Initiative Bylaws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In less than a year, our non-profit is grateful for the experiences and accomplishments we have created together in the Montavilla neighborhood. Our work has contributed to fostering closer neighborhood relationships, uplifting people in need, increasing public safety, providing outlets for community service, and hosting important dialogue with city officials. We are [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:22:11+00:00February 12th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on 2019 changes to Montavilla Initiative Bylaws

Remember that time we cleaned up Montavilla Park?

We have recently been contacted by other cities asking about what successes we have had in our community with Montavilla Initiative efforts. . It has allowed us to think about Last Spring our park was a hub for drug dealing, camping, needles, human waste and trash. Mature trees were being vandalized for fire wood, the [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:31:38+00:00February 11th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Remember that time we cleaned up Montavilla Park?

Open Response to LA Times: Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes?

While the recent article in the LA Times (Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes? A group in Portland makes life tougher for the homeless) is biased, contextually blind and misinformed, it does provide Montavilla Initiative an opportunity to speak to issues that affect not only our neighborhood but all of Portland and communities all across our nation. [...]

By |2018-12-31T14:17:37+00:00December 31st, 2018|Announcement, Updates|Comments Off on Open Response to LA Times: Neighborhood advocates or vigilantes?

Wapato: Transformation into a Restorative Place for Healing and Hope?

Wednesday, September 26th, a room full of Portland residents consisting of neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and concerned citizens attended a meeting at the Police Union to discuss Portland’s current livability and homeless epidemic. While opinions inevitably varied, almost all of the attendees agreed with the following: Portland is currently providing inadequate help, shelter, and services for [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:27:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Announcement, Updates|Comments Off on Wapato: Transformation into a Restorative Place for Healing and Hope?

Response to Rahab’s Sister Email

Today a statement was made to a private email list of volunteers and donors of Rahab’s Sisters, a non-profit that operates out of St Peter and St Paul Episcopal Church at 82nd and Ash. Executive Director Anneliese Davis made false and inflammatory remarks regarding a recent visit to the needle exchange site at St. Peter [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:30:01+00:00September 25th, 2018|Announcement, Public Safety|Comments Off on Response to Rahab’s Sister Email

Enough is Enough PDX Interview on Lars Larson Show

This afternoon our board president, Angela Todd, was interviewed on the Lars Larson Show to discuss the Enough is Enough PDX Campaign and the deteriorating public safety standards resulting from inaction by elected officials. Listen in on the interview and share it on social media with your friends and neighbors:

By |2019-02-11T17:43:42+00:00September 25th, 2018|Public Safety, Updates|Comments Off on Enough is Enough PDX Interview on Lars Larson Show

Enough is Enough Portland! #enoughisenoughpdx

Illegal Camping on ODOT Land and the Multi Use Path in Montavilla, and throughout Portland is commonplace. Our public spaces, parks, residential areas, business districts have become illegal camping spaces.  Have you had enough?   Enough is Enough PDX is a City-Wide campaign led by neighbors demanding our elected officials at the state, [...]

By |2019-02-13T18:17:29+00:00September 11th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Enough is Enough Portland! #enoughisenoughpdx

Did you know Montavilla has a Needle Exchange?

Did you know Montavilla Neighborhood has a needle exchange for illicit drugs each Tuesday and Friday evening at St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church on SE Ash and 82nd Avenue from 7:00pm -9:00pm.  The public health division of our city has had this particular exchange in place since the 1990s.   According to their website, Multnomah County’s [...]

By |2018-09-11T21:09:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Did you know Montavilla has a Needle Exchange?

August Montavilla Clean up

Thank you to the 20 Montavilla neighbors who attended today's neighborhood clean up at Montavilla Park and the Multi-Use Path between Southeast Glisan and Burnside alongside Highway 205.  Together we picked up a pick up truck full of trash including trash, clothes, and drug paraphernalia including needle syringes, tourniquets and cookers. A message followed to [...]

By |2018-09-11T20:22:48+00:00August 12th, 2018|Public Safety|Comments Off on August Montavilla Clean up

Press Release: Neighborhood Clean-up and Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Communications Team [email protected] www.montavilla.org Montavilla Initiative Organizes Clean-up in Neighborhood PORTLAND, OR, AUGUST 8, 2018 -- On Sunday, August 12, neighbors from the Montavilla neighborhood will pool private resources to clean up City of Portland and ODOT areas impacted by people living in public spaces who dump trash, hazardous waste, [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:28:20+00:00August 8th, 2018|Public Safety, Updates|Comments Off on Press Release: Neighborhood Clean-up and Press Conference