We brought 151 volunteers to our partners' events and provided 2,764 free professional haircuts and hairstyles to the needy in 2016.


Each 3rd Friday, our guests rely on HANDS OF FAVOR to be there and to make them feel human. Our partnership aligns beautifully and, in turn, they make our guests feel welcome, safe, and they too have formed friendships with our sisters.

Crystal Kordowski

Director of Rahab's Sisters

A wonderful transition tak[es] place as our residents "let down their guard" and begin to unburden themselves with [the HANDS OF FAVOR team]. It is a wonderful thing to behold. I cannot imagine a more loving service to provide.

Dan Rogers

Program Director, My Father's House

HANDS OF FAVOR brought both leadership and heart to Abolition Now's 5th Annual Dress for FREEdom event. Their skill and dedication translated beautifully into love and care for the dozens of teen girls living in foster care and shelters that were served.

Linda Tribett, President of Abolition Now

Linda Tribett

President of Abolition Now

Derek and HANDS OF FAVOR have been a bright shining star with the Compassion Clinics. They serve with compassion, care, and quality. They are valued as key partners in the work we are all doing to bring love and compassion to the neighbors we serve.

Milan Homola, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Connect

Milan Homola

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Connect

HANDS of of FAVOR has been bringing in volunteers, barber chairs and every tool needed to Transitional Youth's Braking Cycles Outreach for over two years now. We have been blessed by their steadfast dedication to their calling and have seen the transformation of individuals they serve, first hand.

Rhona Mahl, Director of Braking Cycles / Transitional Youth

Rhona Mahl

Director of Braking Cycles / Transitional Youth

The professional grooming services HANDS OF FAVOR provides have helped so many who are vulnerable and struggling in this community to feel better about themselves, which is often so necessary in the process of making progress and building a better life.

Tom Iberle

Director, Friends of the Carpenter


These organizations host events for the same reason we do, to serve the under-served. We appreciate their efforts and thank them for partnering with us!

Abolition Now

Sex trafficking is a tragedy of all communities, and with its location along the I-5 corridor and abundance of strip clubs and adult shops, Portland is no exception.

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Adorned in Grace

All proceeds from sales of new and used bridal and formalwear go to raise awareness and prevention of human trafficking and to support victims of human trafficking.

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Aurora Place Apartments

Aurora Place Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Vancouver, Washington. This property serves all family types and disabled persons.

Back 2 School Fresh

When youth are provided with the basic school materials and have access to appropriate and culturally-competent services, they will have the confidence and the support they need to be successful in their education.

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Boys and Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization of local chapters which provide after-school programs for young people. The Portland chapter also offers summer programs.

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Braking Cycles

Braking Cycles celebrates and taps into the love and pride of Portland's beautiful bike, coffee, and art culture to raise awareness and funds to support our youth “outreach” and “in-reach” programs.

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Canby Cares

New Life Foursquare hosts a free community event in the fall. This festive day will include a taco feed and kid’s fun area, along with services available for those who are in need, including: Dental Care, Vision Care, Medical Checkups, Haircuts, and Youth Heart Screenings.

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Central Park Place, VA Housing

Central Park Place provides affordable housing in an alcohol-, drug- and violence-free atmosphere where single adults who otherwise might be homeless may concentrate on stabilizing and redirecting their lives toward emotional, physical, and economic well-being.

Cherry Park Elementary School

Cherry Park is a place where students succeed at high levels and where families are involved. It is where they nurture the children and provide a safe learning environment. They try their best each day to provide a perfect setting for children to grow and bloom.

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Compassion Connect Clinics

Compassion Connect brings churches together to serve in low-income housing complexes and local school districts. Compassion Clinics typically offer medical, dental, and chiropractic care. The organization also works with local groups to attack the local sex trade that preys on young teenage girls.

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Council for the Homeless

The Council for the Homeless is dedicated to helping everyone in Clark County have the opportunity for safe and affordable housing. Our mission is to lead the community’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

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Evergreen Inn

The Evergreen Inn is a warm and loving assisted living community in the heart of downtown Vancouver, offering person-centered service and engaging programs for all ages. Their Mission is to promote healthy aging in mind, body and spirit.

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Friends of the Carpenter

This faith-based day shelter provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community.

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GO Ready

Vancouver Public Schools’ back-to-school readiness festival

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Goodwill Industries

Job Connection is a FREE job search and referral program. Goodwill helps you develop an effective job search strategy and find a job that fits your needs.

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Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Together, we can open hearts, open minds and open doors. United Methodist churches offer a variety of ministry opportunities, through worship, fellowship, study and outreach.

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Maybelle Center for Community, formerly The MacDonald Residence

Maybelle Center believes that no one deserves to live in isolation. They have been building community and relationships with individuals in Old Town/Downtown Portland for 25 years.

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Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.

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My Father's House

My Father’s House affords a safe environment where families can stay together and work toward independent living.

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Open House Ministries

This family shelter began in 1985 with a small Bible Study group in Vancouver, WA. The group was especially touched by how many mothers they met who slept in cars with their children. Soon, they began providing food and clothing to those they met, and set out to explore deeper needs of the homeless population.

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Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, guests find a loving environment, grace for their mistakes, practical skills, freedom from addiction, and renewed hope that they can change and make better choices. Services are provided free of charge.

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Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is an annual one-stop project designed to connect individuals in need to services and support systems, as well as mobilize the community around the homelessness issue

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Rahab's Sisters

Rahab's Sisters mission is to offer RADICAL HOSPITALITY to vulnerable and exploited women in the Portland metro area, especially those who are impacted by the sex industry, substance abuse, poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness.

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Recycle Beauty

Recycle Beauty brings purpose to decluttering by providing the opportunity to help those in need and connecting excess beauty products with local shelters.

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Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)

The building is located on the corner of W Burnside Street and 2nd Avenue at the west end of the Burnside Bridge; the entrance is on 2nd Ave. SAFES is in the Old Town district of downtown Portland and provides services to people who identify and present as female.

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Salvation Army - Moore Street

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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Share House

Share provides a spectrum of services—from shelters for individuals and families who experience homelessness and a Hot Meals program that provides free meals to the public to an Individual Development Accounts savings program to buy a home, car or pursue education or Lincoln Place, a 30-unit permanent supportive housing apartment complex.

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Transition Projects

Transition Project helps homeless single adults throughout the Portland metropolitan area end their homelessness. The agency serves their needs as they transition from homelessness to housing.

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Transitional Youth

Transitional Youth helps move young people on the streets from homelessness to community. They facilitate positive transition to healthy life choices. They offer job-skills training and a life in functional community.

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