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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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Camp Ukandu

Mission: “Camp UKANDU is a planned “outrageously fun” camping experience for young people who are living with cancer. It gives these kids an opportunity to play outdoors, explore their talents, socialize with other kids, and receive the advocacy they need to feel safe, secure, and very happy. Attendance for children is free, thanks to generous donations of time by our fantastic staff and dollars from our many donors.”

Resources Provided:
-Free
-Week long camp for children living with cancer. Campers enjoy arts, crafts, weaving, boating, fishing, swimming, field games, beach play, and archery – all under the care of specially trained adult staff and 24-hour medical specialists. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Contact:
0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97201
T: (503)295-6422
(800)577-6552
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_Northwest/COM_5_1_What_Is_Camp_Ukandu_13744.asp

Year Established: 1986

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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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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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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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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