Fact Sheet: Peace Trail Village at North Valley Friends Church

Peace Trail Village at North Valley Friends Church
North Valley Friends Church (NVFC) and Providence Health & Services have partnered to help address houseless persons in Newberg who also experience chronic health care conditions by building a cottage cluster of nine small homes. The plan to expand from the current two small homes on the church property to eleven is now a reality thanks to a grant from the City of Newberg. Providing temporary housing and wrap-around case management services creates the best long-lasting individual outcomes, decreases social service involvement, and encourages lasting economic recovery.

How the program works
⦁ Guests for the program are identified using a variety of screening tools in the health care setting – either in Providence Newberg’s emergency department or the primary care clinic. Outreach specialists with Providence’s BOB (Better Outcomes thru Bridges) Program provide wrap-around services, case management, referrals, and benefit navigation like enrolling in the Oregon Health Plan.
⦁ BOB will work with guests five days per week for as long as they stay—one month to one year; this length sets our program apart and increases positive economic and public health outcomes.
⦁ All guests are subject to a full criminal background check and sign an agreement of participation with NVFC and the BOB Program to ensure the best possible outcomes and continued success of the program.

About the cottages
⦁ Peace Trail Village will consist of nine homes, approximately 300 square feet each. They will be on foundations and connected to water, sewer, and electricity; they will have access to a laundry facility. NVFC owns and maintains the cottages and the property surrounding the village.
⦁ The project planning has begun with a site plan and tentative agreement with the City of Newberg on water/sewer. NVFC leadership has approved the project and received support from many neighbors.

To learn more or get involved
We understand the concern some may have as we continue to work together to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The safety of those working with
village guests and our neighbors is paramount. If you have questions about the program, please contact Leslie Murray with North Valley Friends Church at
503-538-5340, visit northvalleyfriends.org or Better Outcomes Thru Bridges (BOB) Programs (providence.org).

Peace Trail Village concept drawing