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
Counseling available for individuals and families of OHSU patients. Advocacy and assistance available to families dealing with a cancer diagnoses.
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97201
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
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.”
Provides advocacy, information, and referral, peer support and counseling for individuals with disabilities in the Portland metro area.
2410 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 1957
Mission: “CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.”
Provides individual counseling, education, and information to individuals with cancer. Services are provided at no cost and available to residents in the Portland metro area.
439 N Broadway Portland, OR 97227
Year Established: 1944
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.
-Free respite child care in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
-Available to greater Portland and Vancouver, Washington area residents.
Administrative Office: 3910 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 2007
Mission: “Community action leads the way to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive.”
-Provides child care resources and referral, emergency rent assistance, housing, homeless services, and more to residents of Washington County.
1001 SW Baseline St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
Year Established: 1965
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.”
-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.
0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97201
Year Established: 1986
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.”
-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
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
Year Established: 2003
Mission: “The importance of Camp is to provide opportunities for families to connect with others who have the same questions about their childhood cancer challenges. In addition, Family Camp provides a special camp experience so that not only is the child with cancer provided a fun-filled weekend of traditional camping fun, recreation and activities, but the parents and siblings can enjoy a weekend where the worries of treatments and associated struggles are left behind. It is an invaluable opportunity to share experiences, play and laugh together, and simply forget about the stress that childhood cancer has brought to their lives.”
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
Year Established: 1977
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.”
- 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
Year Established: 1977
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.
Year Established: 1913
Mission: “The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.”
-grief support programs
Year Established: 1982
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.”
-Disease Management for Chronic Illness
-School-based health services
-Specialized care for HIV-positive individuals
426 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97294
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.
-Housing for teen mothers or expecting mothers.
-On-call help for teen parents
-Programming for teen dads
Mission: William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.
-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.
•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
Year Established: 1965