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, …