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CASA for Children

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.”

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
1401 NE 68th Ave. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)988-5115
http://www.casahelpskids.org

Year Established: 1985

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Housing Connections

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
**Confidential Address** Portland, OR
T: (503)823-4141
Email: info@humansolutions.org
http://www.housingconnections.org

 

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Community Alliance of Tenants

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.”

Resources Provided:
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.

Contact:
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
T: (503)288-0130
http://www.oregoncat.org

Year Established: 1998

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Annie Ross House (NW Housing Alternatives, Inc.)

Mission: “Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) creates opportunity through housing. NHA builds and preserves affordable housing for people earning low-incomes including families, seniors and people with special needs. Homeless Intervention Services are provided to families, couples, singles and seniors in Clackamas County through the Annie Ross House and its sister program, HomeBase. Northwest Housing Alternatives’ properties in the Portland Metro area are enriched with Resident Services to provide our residents with opportunities to live healthy and fulfilling lives.”

Resources Provided:
Provides emergency shelter for homeless families in Clackamas County. Also offers food boxes, job search and success skills, parenting skills and support, medical care access, and permanent housing assistance.

Contact:
2316 SE Willard St. Milwaukie, OR 97222
T: (503) 654-1007
Email: info@nwhousing.org
http://www.nwhousing.org/homeless-services/annie_ross_house.shtml

Year Established: 1989

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The Nick Wilson Charitable Group

Mission: “To provide compassionate financial support to families with children undergoing cancer treatment and blood and marrow transplantation at the hospital where Nick received his treatment – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital here in Portland.”

Resources Provided:
Provides urgent financial support to families who have a child in the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, the only Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Center in the State. This financial support helps families with the many expenses not covered by health insurance including funding for housing, medication, and related co-pays, meal and food assistance, grief support, and many other urgent needs families may encounter during this time of crisis.

Contact:
P.O. Box 80852 Portland, OR 97280
T: (503)297-7970
Email: jillmetz@comcast.net
http://www.nickwilsoncg.org

Year Established: 2005

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Kory’s Foundation

Mission: “Working to enhance the lives of parents with hospitalized children through our food programs is just one of the many ways we plan to reach out to our community.  We are always working on new programs and ways to assist parents.  We hope to introduce child care assistance in the near future and institute a program that will allow churches and local businesses to partner with us so that we can bring the community together as we strive to stand as one. We would like to increase the level of the  “Baskets of Love Program.”   Presently we deliver two baskets to the floors of Egleston Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital once a month.  We would like to provide this service twice a month to all of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospitals and with your help, we can.”

Resources Provided:
Provides financial support to families with children battling Ewing’s Sarcoma who are receiving treatment in Oregon. Connects families with resources that help pay home and utility bills. may also be able to provide support for mortgage or rent, groceries, and other household needs.

Contact:
1910 NW Florence Ave. Gresham, OR 97030
T: (503)674-4474
Email: karinferris@comcast.net
http://www.korysfoundation.org

Year Established: 2009

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Ride Connection

Mission: “Ride Connection is a non-profit organization established to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs.”

Resources Provided:
Helps link individuals in need with public transportation in Clark Multonomah, and Washington counties.

Contact:
3030 SW Moody Ave., Suite 230 Portland, OR 97201
Transportation Services: (503)226-0700
Administrative Office: (503)528-1720
Email: ride@rideconnection.org
http://www.rideconnection.org

Year Established: 1992

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Independent Living Resources

Mission: To promote the philosophy of Independent Living by creating opportunities, encouraging choices, advancing equal access, and furthering the level of independence for all people with disabilities.”

Resources Provided:
Provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and counseling for individuals with disabilities in the Portland metro area.

Contact:
2410 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-8408
Email: info@ilr.org

Year Established: 1957

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Kaiser Permanente Cancer Counseling Center

Resources Provided:
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.

Contact:
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)331-6550
http://www.kaiserpermanente.org

 

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Independent Living Resources

Mission: “To promote the philosophy of Independent Living by creating opportunities, encouraging choices, advancing equal access, and furthering the level of independence for all people with disabilities.”

Resources Provided:
Provides advocacy, information, and referral, peer support and counseling for individuals with disabilities in the Portland metro area.

Contact:
2410 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-7411
Email: info@ilr.org
http://www.ilr.org

Year Established: 1957

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Catholic Charities

Mission: Inspired by the transformative power of God’s love, Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, partners with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.”

Resources Provided:
Offers information and referral services, short-term intervention, housing assistance, employment information, parent classes, youth groups, and mental health counseling; also provides immigration and legal services.

Contact:
231 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)231-4866
Email: info@catholiccharitiesoregon.org
http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org

Year Established: 1917

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Transition Projects, Inc.

Mission: “The mission of Transition Projects is to serve people’s needs as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing.”

Resources Provided:
Provides food boxes, clothing, hygiene products, rent assistance, and ID assistance for Multnomah County area residents.

Contact:
475 NW Glisan St. Portland, OR 97209
T: (503)823-4930
Email: info@tprojects.org
http://www.tprojects.org

Year Established: 1969

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Salvation Army-Portland Tabernacle Corps

Mission: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

Resources Provided:
-Low income seniors, families, and individuals with emergency aid, clothing, toys,and Christmas dinners.

Contact:
1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503)239-1224
salvationarmyusa.org

Year Established: 1867

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Portland Adventist Community Services

Mission: “Following Christ’s example, we are committed to nourishing the mind, body, and spirit, while fostering DIGNITY among those we serve.”

Resources Provided:
-Food
-Clothing
-Household items
-Educational Programs
-Advocacy
-Referral to services
-Health clinic for uninsured

Contact:
11020 NE Halsey St. Portland, OR 97220
T: (503) 252-8500
Email: info@portlandacs.org
http://www.portlandacs.org

Year Established: 1934

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Family Relief Nursery (Volunteers of America)

Mission: “Family Relief Nursery is an intervention/prevention program for families with children six weeks to five years old. We work to strengthen fragile families at serious risk of abusing or neglecting their children or of permanently losing custody of their children. The Nursery offers a holistic, positive intervention with both children and parents.  All services are provided at no charge to families.

Resources Provided:
-Free respite child care in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
-Available to greater Portland and Vancouver, Washington area residents.

Contact:
Administrative Office: 3910 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)236-8492
http://www.voaor.org

Year Established: 2007

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Department of Human Services (DHS)

Mission: “To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.”

Resources Provided:
-Child care assistance information, child care subsidies, and resources and referral agency database.

Contact:
500 Summer St. NE, E62 Salem, OR 97310
T: (800)442-5238
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/childcare.main.shtml

Year Established: 1971

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Community Action

Mission: “Community action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive.”

Resources Provided:
-Provides child care resources and referral, emergency rent assistance, housing, homeless services, and more to residents of Washington County.

Contact:
1001 SW Baseline St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
T: (503)648-6646
Email: contact@caowash.org
http://www.caowash.org

Year Established: 1965

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Recreation and Respite

Mission: “Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.”

Resources Provided:
-The Recreation and Respite (R&R) program provides relief for family members and primary caregivers of children with special needs. Children (ages 3-18) enjoy arts, crafts, games, sports, and movies while family members have a night out.
-Offered in Salem and Medford.

Contact:
5757 SW Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97201
T: (503) 228-5108
http://www.or.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ORDR_recreation_respite

Year Established: 1934

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Gales Creek Camp Foundation for Children with Diabetes

Mission:The Gales Creek Camp Foundation is dedicated to providing camp experiences for children, youth and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. We are committed to fostering the transition toward independence by integrating the management of diabetes with social and life skills.”

Resources Provided:
-$350 for a week at camp (includes all blood-sugar testing supplies and insulin some scholarship available). Provides camp experiences for children, youth, and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. Campers learn that they can live active, satisfying lives while managing their diabetes.

Contact:
6975 SW Sandburg St., Suite 105 Portland, OR 97223
T: (503)968-CAMP (2267)
http://www.galescreekcamp.org

Year Established: 1952

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Camp Milennium

Mission: “Camp Millennium is a summer camp for kids dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, music and many other surprises. The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.”

Resources Provided:
-Free
-Week long summer camp for kids with cancer that includes swimming, horseback riding,arts, crafts, hiking, campfires, and many other activities.
-Must be from Oregon

Contact:
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
T: (541)677-0600
http://www.campmillennium.org

Year Established: 2003

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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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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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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