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Camp Agape

Mission: “The camp programing and activities are carefully planned. Each activity is designed to encourage family bonding, to include children of all ages along with their parents. Consideration is given to cancer kid’s low immunity, allergies, and safety for all ages. The goal is to create safe, positive & happy family memories.”

Resources Provided:
-Free  5 day camp at the beginning of August that includes arts, crafts, campfires, swimming, food, and fun activities for families affected by cancer.

Contact:
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503) 234-0468
http://www.campagapeportland.com

Year Established: 1997

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Candlelighters

Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”

Resources Provided:

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
  • College scholarships to cancer survivors
  • Emergency financial support
  • Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Monthly activities for the whole family
  • Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
  • Outreach to newly diagnosed families
  • Pediatric Cancer Resources
  • Summer family camp
  • Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
  • Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
  • Bereavement support services
  • Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals

Contact:
T: 503-235-5722
http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/

Year Established: 1977

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American Cancer Society

Mission: “The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

Resources Provided: Various programming for children with a cancer diagoses and supportive programming for families as well.

Contact:
http://www.cancer.org/index

Year Established: 1913

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Sparrow Club

Mission: Sparrow Clubs USA is primarily a Pacific Northwest charity, serving in the states of Oregon and Washington. During the recent recession, we have had to pull back from operating outside the Pacific Northwest due to the lack of resources. The recent airing of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the McPhail family and Sparrow Clubs has sparked a large interest in Sparrow Clubs across the nation. While we would love to be able to launch Sparrow projects in every state, it is just not possible at this time. Our Board of Directors is willing to review inquiries outside of Oregon and Washington on a case by case basis.

Resources Provided:
-children with medical needs are sponsored by the community
-service
-philanthropy

Contact:
http://www.sparrowclubs.org/
Sparrow Clubs USA
906 NE Greenwood Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97701
T: (541)312-8630

Year Established: 1995

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Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Mission:

“CHAP brings the healing power of art to children in crisis through a mobile team of teaching artists working in a partnership with hospitals, community organizations and schools.

At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity—not by their disease, diagnosis or disability.

CHAP’s innovative healing arts programs reach critically ill, chronically ill and disabled children (and their loved ones) with programs that strengthen encourage and inspire.”

Resources Provided:
-Art programming for children both outside and within hospital settings.

Contact:
(T) 503-243-5294
1910 SE 11th
Portland, OR 97214
http://chap.name/

Year Established: 2006

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Multonomah County Clinic Services for Families

Mission: “The Multonomah County Health Department (MCHD) provides high-quality health services for poeple who experience barriers to accessing health care. Through culturally-appropriate and patient-centered care, MCHD liniks physical and behavioral health and social services for low-income, uninsured, and homeless people. MCHD serves Multonomah County, Oregon’s most populous county with approximately 748,000 residents.”

Resources Provided:
-Primary care
-Dental care
-Prenatal care
-Disease Management for Chronic Illness
-Behavioral Health
-Family Planning
-Pharmacy
-School-based health services
-Specialized care for HIV-positive individuals
-Preventitive services
-Immunizations
-Nutrition Services

Contact:
426 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97294
http://www.mchealth.org

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Make-A-Wish

Mission: “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy”.

Resources Provided:
-wishes granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Contact:
www.oregon.wish.org
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410 Portland, OR 97201
T: (503) 292-2280
E: magic@orwish.org

Year Established: 1980

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Children’s Cancer Association

Mission:  “When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.”

Resources Provided:
-Activites that bring joy to seriously ill children including: music programming, bilingual services, mentor programs, resources, and various child-friendly public events.

Contact:
T: (503) 244-3141
Children’s Cancer Association
1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97209
http://www.joyrx.org/

Year Established: 1996

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Ronald McDonald House

Mission:
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:

•Focusing on the critical needs of children.
•Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
•Staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship.
•Operating with accountability and transparency.

Resources Provided:
-families can stay at Ronald McDonald house at low to no cost while children are in the hospital.
-home-cooked meals
-private bedrooms
-playrooms for children
-Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
-Accredited education programs
-Recreational activities
-Non-clinical support services
-Sibling support services

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Provide:
•A kitchen area that includes a stove or microwave
•Shower facilities
•Sleeping rooms
•Laundry facilities
•Internet access
•Reference books
•A seating area with a television
•A quiet room

Contact:
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
P: 971-230-0808
http://www.rmhcoregon.org/contact-us

Year Established: 1976

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Chelsea Hick’s Foundation

Mission: When serious illness impacts a young person’s childhood and a family’s well-being, CHF’s creative programs provide hope, support and opportunities to share special moments together and create memories to last a lifetime.

Resources Provided: Traveling dress-up closet visits Pacific Northwest hospitals each month to deliver hope and healing to seriously ill children.

Contact:
503-367-5747
14865 SW 74th Ave.
Suite 240
Tigard, OR 97224
http://www.chelseahicksfoundation.com/

Year Established: 2010

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Playworks

Mission: Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country providing trained, full-time coaches focused on recess to hundreds of low-income schools in major urban areas. We also provide training and technical assistance to schools, districts and youth organizations that want to ensure that every kid plays – safely, inclusively and with joy.

Resources Provided: trained coaches are at the following schools:

Beach Elementary School
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt 
Cesar Chavez School
Grout Elementary School
Jason Lee School
King School
Marysville Elementary School
Peninsula School
Rigler Elementary School
Scott School
Woodlawn School
Woodmere Elementary School
Reedville Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary Schoo

Contact:
1125 SE Madison 
Suite #210 
Portland, OR 97214 
t: 503.928.8684 
f: 503.345.6687

http://www.playworks.org/communities/pacificnw

Year Established: 1996

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Northwest Health Foundation

Mission: Northwest Health Foundation seeks to advance, support, and promote health in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Services Provided:
-Grants: provide grants to organizations that encourage conditions that enable everyone to live healthy and prosperous lives.
-Community Buildling-brings various groups together to work toward common health goals.
-Advocacy-pursue policies that improve the health of the region.

Contact:
http://www.northwesthealth.org/
221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209
503.220.1955

Year Established: 1997

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Girls Incorporated

Mission: Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.

Services Provided:
-Girls Groups–offered at school and community sites across the greater Portland area for girls 8-18. Girls Groups meet for three 8-week terms over the school year. Each term Girls Groups cover one of our Girls Inc. curricula with their Girls Guides.

-Girls Take Off!–Rock Climbing, snow shoeing, roller derby and sailing are just a few of the adventures Girl Inc. girls can have participating in our monthly adventure series, Girls Take Off!

-Girls Council–Girls Council Girls area appointed representatives of all Girls Inc. Girls. The Girls Council serves as advisors and spokeswomen for Girls Inc. of NW Oregon and serves for a 1-year term. Meet the Girls Council.

-Trainings–trainings offered for adults and children.

-Summer Programs–week long Girl Power camps in partnership with YWCA of Greater Portland. Counselors lead activities from our Allies in Action program and girls get to put their new skills into action on daily afternoon adventures.

-Communicare–designed to teach young girls about philanthropy.

Goals:
-Create meaningful, supportive peer groups that encourage female solidarity
-Grow self-esteem that carries over to home, school, and the community
-Develop sound decision-making and communication skills
-Assert themselves as confident individuals throughout their lives
-Build key leadership skills and strong work ethics

Contact:
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97239
http://girlsincnworegon.org/

Year Established: 1864

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Madonna’s Center

Mission: In our mission statement, the term “with child” includes an unborn child, a newborn babe in arms, a toddler in tow, and could possibly be a preschooler or in kindergarten.

Resources Provided:
-Housing for teen mothers or expecting mothers.
-On-call help for teen parents
-Childcare
-Clothing
-Food
-Programming for teen dads

Contact:
http://www.madonnascenter.org/beta/

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Human Solutions

Mission: to help low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training, and economic development opportunities.

Resources Provided:Direct Services to Homeless Families: We operate emergency shelter, transitional housing, “Housing First” programs, and permanent supportive housing. Acting on the belief that housing is a basic human right, we move homeless families into permanent housing as quickly as possible and then offer them the supportive services necessary to stabilize their situations and overcome their homelessness.

Contact:
http://humansolutions.org/homelessness-services/warming-center-homeless-families.php

Year Established: 1988

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Native American Youth and Family Center

Mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.”

Resources Provided:
-College and Career Services especially for youth
-Early College Academy
-Foster Care Support
-Parent Involvement
-Youth and Education
-Middle school advocacy services.
-High school advocacy services.
-Tutoring and after-school programs.
-Middle school, grade 8/9 transition, high school math, and science summer programs.
-Healing circle domestic violence prevention program.
-Recreation program.
-Cultural arts program.

Contact:
5135 NE COLUMBIA BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97218 | 503.288.8177 | INFO@NAYAPDX.ORG
http://nayapdx.org/services/

Year Established: 1974

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William Temple House

Mission: William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.

Resources Provided:
-Provides counseling for low-income individuals or families
-Provides emergency social services including a self-service food pantry so people can choose their own food, school clothing for children, hygiene items, and dental van.
-Pastoral Care

Contact:
•Report a mental health emergency. Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 503.988.4888.
•Make a request for emergency social services. Call 503.226.3021 x200.
•Make a request for mental health counseling. Call 503.226.3021 x220.
•Submit personal information. Call 503.226.3021 to speak with an appropriate staff member
http://www.williamtemple.org/

Year Established: 1965

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Portland Rescue Mission-Shepherd’s Door

Mission:The essential emergency services we offer, like food and shelter, open the door to deeper relationships with our homeless guests. From there, we’re able to offer a powerful solution to the root causes of homelessness: our New Life Ministry.

Resources Provided:
Women and children are invited to stay at the Residential addiction recovery program for women.
A 12-month residential program consisting of addiction recovery, life skills training, and spiritual renewal. Hot, delicious meals three times a day. Access to a workout facility, garden, lounge room, computer lab, clothes boutique, and more. Job and independent living training. The option to stay for another year, work for the Mission, and gain valuable experience.

Contact:
http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/what-we-do/new-life-ministry/

Year Established: 1949

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Volunteers of America

Mission:
To change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice.

From at-risk youth to victims of domestic violence, recovering addicts and the frail elderly, Volunteers of America Oregon provides a range of supportive and empowering services to our area’s most vulnerable populations – and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Today, through the dedication of 300 staff members and more than 900 volunteers, we help thousands of families in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas. We serve men, women, and children with a continuum of services, touching individuals from all walks of life, from the youngest to the oldest.

We are passionate about finding innovative solutions to our community’s most intractable social problems. Our comprehensive programs focus on three main areas: children and family, public safety/substance abuse treatment, and senior services.

Services Provided:
Therapeutic Nursery: We provide children with a high-quality therapeutic infant, toddler, or preschool classroom experience that helps them reach vital developmental and educational benchmarks. A high staff-to-child ratio ensures personal attention and builds self-esteem. We provide developmental assessments for all children, and referrals to additional resources are made as needed.

Respite Care: Our therapeutic classrooms give parents respite time to maintain employment, complete schooling, and resolve critical issues related to medical care, substance abuse treatment, and child welfare involvement. We also provide respite care one day each week for families enrolled in services on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parenting Education: We work with parents to cultivate parenting skills and build a strong family unit. As of July 1, 2009, we implemented Making Parenting a Pleasure, an interactive community- and strength-based program for our parent education already in use by other relief nurseries around the state.

Home-Based Services: Through regular home visits to families, we provide advocacy services and support. Upon entry in the program, we assess families’ risk factors and support systems, and in monthly home visits, we develop individualized plans that help parents to set and achieve goals. We provide access to resources that empower parents to remove the barriers inhibiting the development of better parenting skills and refer them to community resources. Furthermore, home safety assessments are conducted at six-month intervals to ensure families maintain safe environments for their children.

Transportation Services: We provide free transportation services to families living west of East 82nd Avenue, prioritizing families with the greatest need.

Contact:
503-236-8492
http://www.voaor.org/Learn-About-our-Services/Children-and-Family-Services/Family-Relief-Nursery/Family-Relief-Nursery-Services.aspx

Year Established: 1896

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Mother and Child Education Center

Vision:
A world where children are welcomed and nurtured…
in the womb, in the home, in the community, and beyond…

Services Provided:
-pregnancy tests
-maternity wear
-classes and workships
-newborn clothing and supplies
-carseats
-support
-diapers

Contact Information:
1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232
503.249.5801
info@momchildpdx.org
http://momchildpdx.org/

Year Established: 2003

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Fish Emergency Services

Mission: The primary objective of Fish Emergency Service is to provide emergency help to any and all persons who find themselves in difficulties because their basic needs cannot be met due to economic deprivation; and to assist, encourage and develop the connection for people to take action when a neighbor needs help because of illness, loneliness, old age, blindness, family disintegration, loss of employment and educational opportunity.

No person shall be excluded from receiving assistance based on their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status.

Service Description:May have small household goods, gently used clothing, personal care products, and even maternity or infant clothing. Also get information and referral to other community resources, including state of Oregon and federal government resources. The clothing closet is open weekly.

Contact:
Address: 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-5533

http://www.fishemergencyservice.org/

Year Established: 1972

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Northwest Children’s Outreach

Mission Statement:: “This mission statement was inspired by Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV):’…I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land…’ It reflects our desire to be an organization that “stands in the gap” for children, helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families. Northwest Children’s Outreach is an all-volunteer, Christian-founded and -led group, desiring to love those in need with the love of Christ: by providing for their most basic needs.

Resources Provided: Free children’s clothing (newborn to teen), diapers, books, shoes, formula, new cribs, new car seats, and hygiene products.

How to Access Resources: Goods are distributed to local care providers who meet directly with and prescreen children.

Year Established: 2001

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Sunshine Division

Mission:

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built an 90-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

We offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched those in need at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties.  In addition to food relief, we also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need and fund school clothes shopping for low income children through our unique Izzy’s Kid’s program that pairs a Portland Police Officer with a child for a one of a kind shopping experience.

Resources Provided: Families can shop for food, receive free clothing for their household, get help with referrals, and children can qualify to get free back to school outfits.

Contact: 687 N. Thompson St. Portland, OR 97227

Food & Clothing Assistance
503-823-2102

Agency Referral Cards 


priscilla@sunshinedivision.org | 503-823-2347

Volunteer Opportunities
kris@sunshinedivision.org | 503-823-2176

Donation Barrel Delivery & Pick Up
503-823-2119

Website: http://www.sunshinedivision.org/

http://www.sunshinedivision.org/