Riverfolk T-Shirts are Coming!

We are SO excited to announce, Riverfolk will have t-shirts available for the holidays! Supplies will be limited at first, so be sure to pre-order yours TODAY! We expect shipment to us in a mid-November, then we will send yours out right away! Only $19.95 (+$5.00 s/h) Show your support for Riverfolk!

2018 Thanksgiving Community Feast!

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Riverfolk, Astoria Armory, and Chef Phil from Smoked Bones BBQ will be hosting our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Community Feast! We will be serving a full, hot Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for the homeless and our less fortunate neighbors. All are welcome! WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need turkeys, sides, fixings, beverages, …

Mary’s Shoulder Surgery

Our founder, Mary Docherty, goes in for her long-awaited shoulder replacement next Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Riverfolk will be unable to provide it’s usual level of service for at least a couple months while she recuperates. So please be patient. Mary hate being out of commission while there’s still so much need out there, but she wants everyone to know …

2017 Riverfolk Benefit Raffle!

The 2nd Annual Riverfolk Benefit Concert is only 2 weeks away! And one of the ways you can give is to take part in our Mega-Music Raffle! Prizes include: Brand New Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar Soft Guitar Case + Strap and Picks “Anthology of American Folk Music Edited by Harry Smith” 6-CD Box Set 2 Peninsula Performing Arts Center Season …

Second Annual Riverfolk Benefit Concert!

Riverfolk is excited to announce the date and stellar lineup for this year’s annual Riverfolk Benefit Concert! The show will be held at the CCC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 16 at 7pm. This will be a huge treat for Astoria, as the headliner is John Fogerty keyboard player and world-renown solo bluesman, Bob Malone!   Also on the bill …

CommuniCares Awards Riverfolk

On Thursday, Riverfolk was awarded a generous grant at an awards ceremony at Warrenton High School. The CommuniCare Program The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation believes that there should be an opportunity for young people to create change. The CommuniCare Program provides and environment where young adults will learn about the needs of their community through grant-making and thus …

Step one: For the homeless, an ID is often a path to recovery

Re-printed from the Daily Astorian Originally published on May 5, 2017 10:56AM For the homeless, an ID is often a path to recovery By Katie Frankowicz Not long after a previously homeless Warrenton man got his state identification card, he landed a job interview. Another man finally got veterans benefits he hadn’t known how to access. Agencies that work with …

Riverfolk Helps Those in Need Give Thanks

Re-printed from the Daily Astorian By Edward Stratton Published on November 25, 2016 10:47AM Established in September, the nonprofit Riverfolk Homeless Coalition has experienced quick growth to become one of the region’s foremost advocates for those in need. With about $15,000 worth of turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy from the Astoria Safeway’s Turkey Bucks fundraiser, the group became this …

Safeway Food Drive

Early on in Riverfolk’s first year, Safeway allowed us to hold a food drive in the front of their Astoria store. We spent a lovely day and filled a large shopping cart full of food, and was able to bless a local church’s emergency pantry. It was a blast and a huge encouragement to witness the generosity of our neighbors …

First Annual Riverfolk Benefit Concert

When Mary Docherty shared her vision for Riverfolk, she talked about it with her husband, Scott. He had been involved with producing Winterfolk, a benefit for Sisters of the Road who have been serving the houseless community in Portland, Oregon since the 70s. And Mary wanted to help kickstart her new organization with a similar concert in Astoria. Scott agreed, …