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Su Familia–The National Alliance for Hispanic Health Helpline

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.”

Resources Provided:
Hotline offers Hispanic consumers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English and helps callers navigate through the heath system.

Contact:
866-783-2645
SuFamilia@hispanichealth.org
http://www.hispanichealth.org/sufamlia/

Year Established: 1973

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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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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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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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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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Candlelighters

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.”

Resources Provided:

  • 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

Contact:
T: 503-235-5722
http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/

Year Established: 1977

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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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Sparrow Club

Mission: Sparrow Clubs USA is primarily a Pacific Northwest charity, serving in the states of Oregon and Washington. During the recent recession, we have had to pull back from operating outside the Pacific Northwest due to the lack of resources. The recent airing of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the McPhail family and Sparrow Clubs has sparked a large interest in Sparrow Clubs across the nation. While we would love to be able to launch Sparrow projects in every state, it is just not possible at this time. Our Board of Directors is willing to review inquiries outside of Oregon and Washington on a case by case basis.

Resources Provided:
-children with medical needs are sponsored by the community
-service
-philanthropy

Contact:
http://www.sparrowclubs.org/
Sparrow Clubs USA
906 NE Greenwood Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97701
T: (541)312-8630

Year Established: 1995

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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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Multonomah County Clinic Services for Families

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.”

Resources Provided:
-Primary care
-Dental care
-Prenatal care
-Disease Management for Chronic Illness
-Behavioral Health
-Family Planning
-Pharmacy
-School-based health services
-Specialized care for HIV-positive individuals
-Preventitive services
-Immunizations
-Nutrition Services

Contact:
426 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97294
http://www.mchealth.org

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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

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Playworks

Mission: Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country providing trained, full-time coaches focused on recess to hundreds of low-income schools in major urban areas. We also provide training and technical assistance to schools, districts and youth organizations that want to ensure that every kid plays – safely, inclusively and with joy.

Resources Provided: trained coaches are at the following schools:

Beach Elementary School
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt 
Cesar Chavez School
Grout Elementary School
Jason Lee School
King School
Marysville Elementary School
Peninsula School
Rigler Elementary School
Scott School
Woodlawn School
Woodmere Elementary School
Reedville Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary Schoo

Contact:
1125 SE Madison 
Suite #210 
Portland, OR 97214 
t: 503.928.8684 
f: 503.345.6687

http://www.playworks.org/communities/pacificnw

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