The Standard Charitable Foundation Grants $9,000 to Human Solutions

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The Standard Charitable Foundation Grants $9,000 to Human Solutions

Grant connects low-income and homeless families to jobs with living wages

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Standard Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Standard Insurance Company ("The Standard"), has awarded a $9,000 grant to Human Solutions. The grant will support several workforce development initiatives by Human Solutions that will place more than 100 very low-income people in the Portland area into living wage jobs this year.


"Our mission at Human Solutions is to help low-income and homeless families build a successful pathway out of poverty," said Jean DeMaster, executive director of Human Solutions. "With the generous support from The Standard, we can continue our mission and bring hope and opportunity to those most in need."

Human Solutions works with low-income and homeless families and individuals to help them gain self-sufficiency through affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities. Human Solutions' Peer Supported Workforce Development and Living Solutions workforce initiatives have helped thousands of families in East Portland and Gresham in their fight against poverty through living wage jobs.

To learn more about The Standard Charitable Foundation, please visit www.standard.com/foundation.

About The Standard Charitable Foundation

The Standard Charitable Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of The Standard. Founded in 2006, the Foundation's mission is to make a positive difference in communities by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the Foundation has a broad goal of making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one. Since 2006, The Standard, its employees and The Standard Charitable Foundation have contributed more than $12 million in grants and social investments.

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.

About Human Solutions

For 25 years, Human Solutions has been building pathways out of poverty by promoting self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income families and individuals in East Multnomah County. The agency's four key program areas are shelter and housing for homeless families, developing affordable housing, employment and economic development, and safety net services such as rent and utility assistance. For more information, visit www.humansolutions.org.



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