Church@thePark Property Purchase

"Securing Transformation @the Park "

Church@thePark is securing a place of mutual transformation for unsheltered people and those who serve them; through relationships, agency partnership and tangible resources.

More than 3,000 individuals applied for housing who were experiencing homelessness in Salem this year.  Using our one-day count and interview efforts, we know more than 1,200 individuals are experiencing homelessness on a given night.  Our current shelter capacity for men, women and children in Salem is 555.  This leaves 750 people looking for shelter in doorways, cars, and urban camps

Church@thePark is a Collaborative Navigation Center supported by eight Churches working with the City of Salem, ARCHES, United Way, and the Marion-Polk Food Share.  Salem Leadership Foundation serves as the backbone collaborator and technical consultant. 

Church@thePark currently operates on a one-acre property with a 2,100-square-foot center located adjacent to Cascades Gateway Park.  The Navigation Center provides food security for more than 100 individuals a day providing one meal a day and pantry boxes twice a week in partnership with Marion-Polk Food Share.  Church@thePark is also a distribution center for sleeping bags, tents, tarps, socks, warming clothes, and hygiene items.  Church@thePark serves as an Emergency Safe Parking coordinator for 6 vehicle campers at up to eight sites with a capacity for 48 vehicles and 96 people sheltered.

The Oregon Jaycees Foundation has made the one-acre property at (2410 Turner Rd SE) available to C@TP since 2008, and now desire the group to purchase the property for $350,000.  We are seeking broad crowd funding support of $100,000 to purchase the property.

Help us today and continue our work of 600 meals a week, 96 sheltered in safe parking each night, and navigation to new opportunities for more than 100 people a day.


  • Katie & Jeff Swanstrom 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Josh Kay 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Lisa LeFrancois 
    • $100 
    • 28 d
  • Fr. Andy McQuery 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Church@thePark (2)

Douglas Vincent 
Raised $1,125 from 7 donations
Salem, OR
Emmaus Community Church 
Registered nonprofit
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Chloe Campbell 
Team member
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