Child Abuse Hotline: (503)378-6704
Mission: “Assessment, advice, and support for children and families facing concerns of child abuse or neglect.”
child abuse assessment center, safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment.
2685 4th St. NE Salem, OR 97301
Year Established: 1999
Mission: “to advance growth, development, and creativity through exceptional theater experiences.
acting classes, shows, and the bully project
Theatre Address: 1111 SW Broadway
Administrative Office: 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 1988
Mission: “to be a catalyst for the transformation of under-served youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.”
Year round art programming for children, college scholarships,
Portland Address: 224 NW 13th Ave Box 304 Portland, OR 97209
Art Center:31500 Blue Lake Dr. Sisters, OR 97759
Year Established: 2003
Family child care homes, day care centers focused on quality service for children and families.
Teen parent subsidy program, mental health specialists, emergency transitional scholarships
Offers services in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “to engage our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.”
Emergency shelter for women and families, advocacy center, crisis line, education, transitional housing, outreach.
Contact: Address is at a confidential location.
Crisis Line (503)222-6222
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “Our primary mission is to keep children safe and families together by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.”
home visits, parenting education, therapeutic classroom, family nights, parent-child play groups, respite care, clothes closet, food pantry.
2425 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, OR 97305
Year Established: 1997
evaluation, family support, therapy, and prevention for child abuse
1375 NW Kingston Ave., Bend OR 97701
Year Established: 1944
Philosophy: “We believe young children need understanding and consistent relationships with adults to foster positive self-images. Programs must be flexible and responsive to children’s needs.”
clean, reliable, safe, and healthy environment for children, fell of opportunity for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.
1080 NE 4th St. Bend, OR 97701
Year Established: 1978
Mission: “To support young men and women who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contribution members of the workforce and their community.”
long term support for low income youth, provide education, vocational training, and leadership development services for over 200 young people between the ages 17 and 24 who have not completed high school and who face significant barriers to success.
Year Established: 1995
Mission: Our united and connected community celebrates our multicultural and multi-tribal heritage as a source of strength. Our healthy community understands the connection between our environment, our culture, our spirituality, and our wellness.
Camps and seasonal programming, college and career services, community economic development, community engagement and advocacy, critical services, early college academy, elder services, foster care support, housing, home ownership, catering, construction, parent involvement, and youth education.
5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218
Year Established: 1994
Mission: “to keep children safe and families strong”.
Teach parent skills, strengthen bonds between parents and babies, provide target services, reduce child behavioral problems, and improve social and emotional development in very young children.
St Johns Site:
8425 N Lombard St. Portland, OR 97203
Mill Park Site
1245 SE 122nd Ave Portland, OR 97233
Year Established: 2012
Mission: “to make books accessible to low-income families.”
Provides new books to children in need. Free or low cost.
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