lists activities for children and their family in the Portland Metro area.
lists activities for children and their family in the Portland Metro area.
Mission: “The mission of Portland Children’s Museum is to inspire creativity, imagination and the wonder of learning in
children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.”
Museum for children to learn and explore. Educational opportunities. Subsidized membership for low-income families.
4015 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221
Year Established: 1970
Uses both the Soccer Foundation and America Scores to bring children together for soccer education, health education, poetry class, soccer gear, mentorship
T: (503) 234-2755
Year Established: 2011
Mission: “Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.”
Health center, mental health agency, advocacy, leaders in serving LGBTQ youth, job training, needle exchange.
1132 SW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1968
Mission: “p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.”
Art education and recreation for homeless youth. Provides a safe space for youth.
338 NW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Mission: “CTS is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises. Our purpose is to provide them with a stable, supportive environment that promotes both their personal and academic growth. We combine character education with a curriculum that helps students succeed and develop their individual strengths.”
school for children whose families are homeless, in transition, and experiencing chronic poverty-related crisis. Children receive free education and transportation to and from school.
Mailing Address: 6601 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97218
Year Established: 1990
Arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
3161 Donald Douglass Loop South Santa Monica, CA 90405
Year Established: 1983
Mission: “MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community. We are here to support parents and students. We are here to help our older neighbors. We are here to connect working families with vital resources. We are here to energize volunteers and inspire future generations.”
Helps families in the Portland metro area that struggle with the many barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.
1808 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-0007 x107
Year Established: 1950
Mission: “The mission of Children First for Oregon is to make long-term, systemic change by advocating for policies and programs that keep children healthy and safe, and strengthen families.”
Uses research, public education, and policy initiatives to speak to decision-makers, the media, and local communities on behalf of Oregon’s children and families.
1209 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14914 Portland, OR 97293
Year Established: 1991
This is a community website that helps users surrounding finances, health, jobs, family, and education.
Mission: “Our mission is to increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those who may be eligible. PPARxOR offers a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.”
Connects qualifying, low-income people with discount prescription drugs direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Mission: “To improve the health of Hispanic communities and work with others to secure health for all. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation’s foremost source of information on Hispanic health and a science-based and community driven advocate for health.”
Hotline offers Hispanic consumers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English and helps callers navigate through the heath system.
Year Established: 1973
Educational materials and support for parents, families, and professionals to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities. Also available in Spanish.
2288 Liberty Street NE Salem, OR 97301
Help Line: (888)891-6784
A list of programs and services available to the community (also available in Spanish).
Provides a wide array of social services to low-income Hispanic people in the Portland Metro area.
901 SE Oak St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)669-8350 x228
Mission: “Centro Cultural promotes education and economic development, increases cultural consciousness, responds to community needs and celebrates understanding among the diverse groups of our community.”
Information and referral to a variety of services in the area. Services offered in Spanish and English to promote social and economic development and meet basic human needs.
1110 N Adair St. Cornelius, OR 97113
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 708
Year Established: 1972
Cancer information in Spanish and English
Toll Free: (800)422-6237
Safeguards the fights of political activists, communities of color, and immigrants through public interest litigation, advocacy, and education.
520 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1050 Portland, OR 97205
Mission: “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”
Works to establish and uphold the civil rights of the African American community and for people of color in Portland. Legal assistance available.
3527 NE 15th Ave. #125 Portland, OR 97212
Year Established: 1914
Provides legal services for victims of domestic violence and other crimes.
1021 SW 4th Ave, Room 804, Portland, OR 97204
A civil practice clinic for the law school, students assist in the representation of low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative legal problems.
310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 1018 Portland, OR 97204
Mission: “The legal aid organizations in Oregon seek to achieve justice for the low income communities in Oregon by working together to provide a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. Services are provided throughout the state but due to resource limitations not every community has a legal aid office.”
Provides representation on civil cases to low income clients in Oregon. Also provides bankruptcy clinics and self-help classes. See website for various Oregon locations and information.
921 SW Washington St. Suite 500 Portland, OR 97205
Public Benefits Hotline: (800)520-5292
Mission: “For more than 35 years, ICS has been dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon’s immigrant communities by providing affordable immigration legal services and free informational forums. More recently, our mission has expanded to include work with unaccompanied children and to provide social services for survivors of human trafficking.”
Provides low-cost immigration assistance to low-income people by helping families apply for reunification, assisting people fleeing persecution, and educating people about citizenship process.
519 SW Park Ave, Suite 610 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1879
Provides legal support to people who are representing themselves in a family law court action. Facilitators assist in filling out forms and are able to offer other legal information.
145 ME 2nd Ave., Rm 102C Hillsboro, OR 97124
Mission: “To advocate for a child in the foster care system who has been abused or neglected and to get them into a permanent home safely, quickly and effectively.”
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) ensures that all children receive quality care and education from informed parents and qualified child care professionals in Multnomah and Washinton counties.
1401 NE 68th Ave. Portland, OR 97213
Year Established: 1985
Provides outreach to refugees, case management for low-income refugees at risk of becoming homeless, youth services, family law services, family strengthening services, and cross-cultural training in Multnomah and Washington Counties.
4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)235-9396 or (503)823-2073
The Oregon Affiliate of the ACLU is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.
We believe that the freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.
We advance civil liberties and civil rights by activities that include litigation, education, and lobbying.
Provides information and legal assistance for cases dealing with constitutional and civil rights in Oregon. Please visit their website for assistance eligibility requirements.
P.O. Box 40585 Portland, OR 97240
Year Established: 1920
Mission: “to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals, families and communities to thrive.”
Provides permanent affordable housing and rental opportunities.
1135 SW Salmon Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 1982
Mission: “Our mission is to help vulnerable populations improve the quality of their lives and become self-sufficientby providing them with basic household furnishings.”
Provides furniture and household items at no cost to people in need throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Must be referred through a social worker or other social service agency.
2267 N. Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
Year Established: 2001
A website created to assist people searching for affordable, accessible or special needs housing. Both rentals and for-sale properties are included; all within the Portland Metro area.
**Confidential Address** Portland, OR
Mission: “The mission of Home Forward is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward has a special responsibility to those who encounter barriers to housing because of income, disability or special need. Home Forward will continue to promote, operate and develop affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward will be a community leader to create public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.”
Provides permanent housing units as well as Section 8 subsidies.
135 Ash St. Portland, OR 97204
Year Established: 1941
Provides education and outreach services explaining fair housing laws, as well as enforcement and investigations following complaints received in the Portland Metro area.
1020 SW Taylor St, Suite 700 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1999
Mission: “To educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes. We believe that housing is the basis of a strong community. So we bring tenants together to organize and collectively advocate for fair and equal protections in housing practices and policies.”
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Year Established: 1998
Mission: “The goal of Vancouver Summer Adventure is to get families to Eat Smart, Play Hard, Experience Nature, Learn, and Serve. Vancouver Summer Adventure challenges families and friends to have fun together, leading to a healthier community!”
-Provides a calendar of fun, health events in the Central Vancouver area
-Sponsors events and education in the community
-Gives children a place to record their summertime activities with a sense of accomplishment
-Awards prizes to children and schools participating in the challenge to eat smart, play hard, experience nature, learn, and serve
Resources Provided: Provides information and referral for housing options and services. Visitors may use internet-ready computers and resource materials to search for available rental housing, housing services and home buying opportunities.
8010 N Charleston Ave. Portland, OR 97203
Year Established: 1993
Moderate income housing, including families with children.
10922 SW Wilsonville Rd. Wilsonville, OR 97070
T: (503)682-4044 x2368
Helpline providing statewide information and referral services for community health, social, and mental health services, immediate care health services, pregnancy and reproductive health services.
621 SW Alder, Suite 810, Portland, OR 97205
or call 211
Provides health care for children up to age 21 regardless of insurance. Must be an Oregon resident.
5311 N Vancouver Ave. Portland, OR 97217
A grief and bereavement program for children and teens that have experienced a death in their family; also offers support groups for parents.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1600 Vancouver, WA 98668
Program designed to help children and families work through their feelings of grief with the use of artistic expression and peer support.
Address: P.O. Box 10796 Portland, OR 97296
An educational tool for all who walk down the road of grief. Offer spiritual, emotional, and other support to persons who are grieving. Website references various tools to help in the grieving process.
2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Vision: “everyone who needs us will find us and
everyone who finds us will be helped.”
Peer-led support group offering friendship and understanding to parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experiences death of a child at any age, from any cause. Promotes positive resolution of grief and fosters physical and emotional health.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3065 Portland, OR 97206
Year Established: 1968
These online resources have many great ideas for raising funds to help with the financial aspects of your child’s illness:
Provides 3-day food boxes up to 4 times per year. Available to residents East of 181st.
57 NW Ave. Gresham, OR 97030
T: (503)667-7932 or (503)667-2692
An Oregon Food Bank distribution agency.
5750 NE Lombard Portland, OR 97218
T: (503) 287-5796 or (503)287-6343
Mission: Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Helping communities become more food secure addresses the root causes of hunger and goes hand-in-hand with our work to help people living with low incomes meet their short-term food needs. We work to build community food security through.
Provides food to 230 hunger-relief agencies serving low-income people. Agencies include 84 food pantries and 21 community kitchens. Each month fresh produce is provided to low income families at various locations. Call or visit the website to find the closest distribution center. Serves all of Oregon and Clark County.
7900 NE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97232
The food program is a community-based response to the unmet food needs of Northeast Portland residents. They primarily serve families with children, the working poor, people with special needs, immigrants, and refugees that are new to the community.
4800 NE 72nd Ave Portland, OR 97218
Resources Provided: Provides 3-5 emergency food supply/month
3837 N Gantenbien Portland, OR 97227
Mission: A leading Portland non-profit social service provider, Neighborhood House delivers innovative and life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages. Our programs prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty, and support seniors to continue living independently.
Provides assistance with food, housing, and education to Multnomah County residents.
7780 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219
Year Established: 1905
Mission: “Gleaners of Clackamas County Inc. is a 100% volunteer run 501C3 non-profit organization that collects and distributes food and non-food items for the low income, elderly, and disabled residents of Clackamas county.”
Provides food to families in need.
13921 Fir St. Oregon City, OR 97045
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1660 Oregon City, OR 97045
Year Established: 1969