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Stepping Stones

Resources Provided:
A grief and bereavement program for children and teens that have experienced a death in their family; also offers support groups for parents.

Contact:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1600 Vancouver, WA 98668
T: (360)696-5120
swmedicalcenter.org/bereavement

 

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Me, Too & Company

Resources Provided:
Program designed to help children and families work through their feelings of grief with the use of artistic expression and peer support.

Contact:
Address: P.O. Box 10796 Portland, OR 97296
T: (503)228-2104
Email: info@oregonhospice.org
http://www.oregonhospice.org/metoo_and_company.html

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Oregon Food Bank

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.

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
7900 NE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503)282-0555
info@oregonfoodbank.org
http://www.oregonfoodbank.org

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Northeast Emergency Food Program

Resources Provided: 
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.

Contact: 
4800 NE 72nd Ave Portland, OR 97218
T: (503)284-5470

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Neighborhood House, Inc.

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.

Resources Provided:
Provides assistance with food, housing, and education to Multnomah County residents.

Contact:
7780 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219
T: (503)246-1663
http://www.nhweb.org

Year Established: 1905

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Gleaners of Clackamas County, Inc.

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.”

Resources Provided:
Provides food to families in need.

Contact:
13921 Fir St. Oregon City, OR 97045
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1660 Oregon City, OR 97045
T: (503)655-8740
Email: gleancc@aol.com

Year Established: 1969

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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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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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Cancer Care Resources

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.”

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
439 N Broadway Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)528-5236
(866)528-5236
http://www.cancercareresources.org

Year Established: 1944

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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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St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, Portland Council

Mission: “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person-to-person basis, members of the Society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, handicap or religion.”

The Society’s work may encompass any form of aid that alleviates suffering and it strives to discover and redress situations which cause suffering.

Resources Provided: 
-Provides rent, utility, food, clothing, and travel assistance to those in need in the greater Portland and Southwest Washington areas.

Contact:
5120 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202
T: (503)235-7837
Emergency Assistance: (503)235-8431
http://www.svdppdx.org

Year Established: 1845

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St. Andrew’s Emergency Services

Mission: “St. Andrew is a faith community baptized into one body, which honors and celebrates diversity. We welcome and include persons of every color, language, ethnicity, origin, ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, and life situation.”

Resources Provided:
Provides emergency food boxes, energy assistance, furniture, and occasional rent assistance. Clothing and shoes also available.

Contact:
806 NE Alberta Ave. Portland, OR 97211
T: (971)244-0339 or (503)281-4429
Email: emergencyservices@standrwchurch.com

Year Established: 1907

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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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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 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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Candlelighters for Children-Camp Harlow

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.”

Resources Provided:
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
-$50 deposit/child

Contact:
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
T: (541)683-5416
Email: office@campharlow.com
http://www.campharlow.org

Year Established: 1977

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Camp Erin at Camp Kuratli

Mission: “Camp Erin allows a grieving child to be with other children who have similar feelings. It is such a relief for them to know that they are not alone.”

Resources Provided: Bereavement camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced a death of a parent or loved one. Weekend camps are filled with traditional camp activities, as well as grief education and emotional support. Offered free of charge.

Contact:
Boring, OR
T: (503)215-4691
Email: marilyn.shulte@providence.org

Year Established: 2000

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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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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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Ronald McDonald House

Mission:
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:

•Focusing on the critical needs of children.
•Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
•Staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship.
•Operating with accountability and transparency.

Resources Provided:
-families can stay at Ronald McDonald house at low to no cost while children are in the hospital.
-home-cooked meals
-private bedrooms
-playrooms for children
-Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
-Accredited education programs
-Recreational activities
-Non-clinical support services
-Sibling support services

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Provide:
•A kitchen area that includes a stove or microwave
•Shower facilities
•Sleeping rooms
•Laundry facilities
•Internet access
•Reference books
•A seating area with a television
•A quiet room

Contact:
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
P: 971-230-0808
http://www.rmhcoregon.org/contact-us

Year Established: 1976