HBBA Pres.: Greg Moon

gmoon@westernseminary.edu

Meetings: Second Weds. at 8 am

Western Seminary classroom

5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  

hawthornepdx.com / 503.775.7633

SAVE THE DATE! The Hawthorne Street Fair is Sunday, August 28, 11 am to 7 pm. The Main Stage will be on SE 38th this year and 34th Ave. will host music too and both have great lineups planned.  There will be more music, more younger and older kids activities, lots of our businesses waiting to get to know you and vendors and non-profits and a lot of fun. Watch for more on our FB page: Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association.

The Crime & Safety Solutions Forum brought a good mix of businesses, neighbors, property owners and service providers together to explore the issues and share several ways to deal with them. Our page will soon have some short videos up to hear and see the presenters.

For example: Leticia Sainz, Multnomah County Mental Health Crises Services (Leticia.sainz@multco.us) gave attendees some hints about who to call when someone seems to be experiencing mental health challenges and/or needs mental health resources.

Multnomah County Crisis Line (503.988.4888) has a 24 hour crisis line, information and brief crisis phone counseling. Cascadia Urgent Walk-In Clinic at SE 42nd and Division is open every day from 7 am – 10:30 pm and serves adults, children and families. If you would like to get more deeply involved in this area there are classes available at gettrainedtohelp.com.

It was great to have our PPD Walking Patrol Officers in attendance. They truly enjoy “walking the beat” and with staffing tight, appreciate the idea of additional help keeping us all safe.

There is more to be done and we are exploring and will get more information out soon about HBBA hiring a private Patrol company to assist us in maintaining Hawthorne Boulevard’s role as a destination for shopping, dining, celebrating and taking care of our community and ourselves.