Mainspring Portland

Formerly Fish Emergency Services: We are moving in April to 3500 NE 82nd (corner of NE Fremont). New Wednesday evening hours coming soon!

Mainspring provides the following services:

Restorative Justice, Food , Clothing, Personal care items, Transit program, Senior program, and referrals.

Restorative Justice Program

Mainspring offers a Restorative Justice Program through the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Courts.  Adjudicated youth and adults can complete their community service hours at Mainspring.  We provide guidance, mentorship, vocational training and an opportunity to provide services to our community. We also work with youth and adults that have been adjudicated in other States and Counties on a case by case referral basis.  For more information please call Gabrielle Mercedes Bolívar at 503-233-5533 x100 or Kyle Urban at 503-233-5533X101 or email gbolivar@mainspringpdx.org or kurban@mainspringpdx.org to schedule a meeting (initial meetings can be done over the phone). 

Food Program

Mainspring operates a food pantry for qualifying children, families and seniors. The grocery store model pantry is open to anyone with a stated need Mondays through Thursdays between 10:00am and 1:00pm. No referral is necessary. Participants can access the food program one (1) time per month. The first Thursday of the month is senior food day for pre-registered seniors 7:00am to 10:00pm.  Case Managers or seniors can contact Kyle at 503-233-5533 x101 to more information about our Senior Commodities Supplemental Food (CSFP) federal food program and for applications. 

Wednesday hours will be changing soon to include evening hours.

Senior Program

Mainspring provides USDA senior food boxes and 2lbs of cheese through the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) one (1) time per month. To qualify for this program participants must be at least 60 years of age or older and have a total monthly income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. Currently Mainspring delivers 800 senior food boxes per month. There is an active waiting list. If you or someone you know would like to sign up for this program please contact us at 503-233-5533 X100 or X101.

Mainspring participates in legislative advocacy to promote funding and programs that address economic hardship including food insecurity.

Clothing Program

Mainspring also operates a clothing pantry for children, families and seniors in need. The clothing pantry is open Mondays through Thursdays between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm. No referral is necessary. Participants can access the clothing pantry one (1) time per month. Clothing and shoes are donated and available sizes and types vary in availability.

Transit Assistance Program

Some programs at Mainspring are based on available funding. Currently, Mainspring offers transit assistance through Tri-Met bus tickets and monthly bus passes for individuals currently employed or actively seeking employment. This funding is limited and therefore not all in need will be able to access this program. Referrals can be provided to other programs or agencies.

Please note that our programs and hours of operation are based on funding received and are subject to change. We encourage participants to call ahead to verify our hours. Mainspring has an inclement weather policy and is closed when Portland Public Schools (PPS) is on 2 hour delay or when PPS is closed.

We look forward to serving you!

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Mainspring 
1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-5533

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