Project Patchwork is currently working towards purchasing one house and renting two others in the Portland area. Our goal is to provide six months of clean and sober transitional housing to single parents and their children transitioning from inpatient treatment. We will consider working with guests who have a period of sobriety and are referred from one of our partner agencies. We are focused on working from a trauma informed lens, giving guests agency to reach their own goals and understand the impact of oppression due to institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and classism.
Guests who come into our home will be asked to enroll in outpatient treatment and be working towards their own identified goals. Guests will have a peer support person working with them to move towards their goals and a lifestyle of recovery from drugs and alcohol. We will provide the guest with case management to ensure their needs and their child’s needs are met.
If you are interested in becoming a referring agency for our housing, please send us an email.
Project Patchwork is supported by generous donors and a grant through Measure 110. Please consider volunteering, donating or just becoming a part of our community.
Shannon began her career working for ODHS Child Welfare in 1998, first as an SSA Visitation Coordinator and then as a caseworker in several genres, including juvenile delinquency matters. In January 2006, she accepted the opportunity to become a Deputy District Attorney Investigator for the Juvenile Department, working the same cases associated with ODHS. In February of 2012, she decided to become an independently contracted investigator, working federal cases (both civil and criminal), state cases (both civil and criminal), insurance cases, divorce and custody cases, and others…all while still working on ODHS child welfare cases for the defense side, also as an independently contracted private investigator. Working the three sides of the ODHS legal system for the past 20+ years provided Shannon a well-rounded view of how the system operates and lead her to joining the Parent Child Representation Program (PCRP), an interdisciplinary defense legal team model that is expanding across not only the state, but the entire nation. She is currently a independently contracted co-administrator of this PCRP program.
Maggie is an attorney at Youth, Rights and Justice. In her role as an attorney, she represents parents and children involved in the child welfare system. She regularly works with families who are impacted by substance use, and it is her honor to work with them in their journeys to recovery. Prior to being an attorney, she worked as a domestic violence advocate at a safehouse in Sacramento, California.
David Barrett-Board Member
David grew up in Portland, Oregon. He worked as a radiographer for the Providence health system before developing a methamphetamine addiction as a young man. He spent over 18 years addicted to meth and achieved continuous sobriety in 2015. David has a son born in 2015 who became a ward of the state. David diligently participated in the family drug court. Still, before he could graduate and achieve a dismissal of his son’s case, he was indicted on a severe drug charge that resulted from his past conduct. David spent over three years in the Oregon Department of Corrections. Still, through his strength, commitment, and determination, he reunified shortly after being released and is now a full-time single father. David is an independent contractor with Oregon’s Office of Public Defense Services, working with parents and children involved in the child welfare and Delinquency systems. David is living proof of the endless possibilities within recovery.
Callie Carroll-Board Member
Callie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing child and family therapy in community based and private practice settings. She has a background in support and advocacy in housing instability in the Portland region. She is drawn to this work having lost loved ones to addiction as well as witnessing the power of a supportive community in transforming lives for the better.
Tyler Neish-Board Member
Tyler Neish is a staff attorney at Youth, Rights and Justice, a non-profit legal defense firm that represents children and parents in both the dependency and delinquency systems in Multnomah County. Prior to coming to YRJ, Tyler did a short stint at a family law practice in Vancouver, Washington. Tyler is a proud Double Duck, having graduated from the U of O business school in 2011 and then the law school in 2015. When approached by Laura about joining Project Patchwork, Tyler could think of no person better to lead this project because of Laura’s drive to help people in recovery.
Annie Kummer-Board Member
Annie Kummer is a full-time student at Portland State University’s Master’s of Social Work program. As a single-mother of two young children, her mission is to model for them a resilient, determined, and stable parent. Annie is a Certified Recovery Mentor and proud member of the Recovery community; she uses her lived experience to help others recover from alcohol and substance use.