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The Oregon Parent Training and Information Center

Resources Provided:
Educational materials and support for parents, families, and professionals to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities. Also available in Spanish.

Contact:
2288 Liberty Street NE Salem, OR 97301
T: (503)581-8156
Help Line: (888)891-6784
Email: info@orpti.org
http://www.orpti.org/spanish.htm

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Vancouver Summer Adventure

Mission: “The goal of Vancouver Summer Adventure is to get families to Eat Smart, Play Hard, Experience Nature, Learn, and Serve.  Vancouver Summer Adventure challenges families and friends to have fun together, leading to a healthier community!”

Resources Provided:
-Provides a calendar of fun, health events in the Central Vancouver area
-Sponsors events and education in the community
-Gives children a place to record their summertime activities with a sense of accomplishment
-Awards prizes to children and schools participating in the challenge to eat smart, play hard, experience nature, learn, and serve

Contact:
http://vancouversummeradventure.com/contact

 

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Compassionate Friends

Vision: “everyone who needs us will find us and
everyone who finds us will be helped.”

Resources Provided:

Peer-led support group offering friendship and understanding to parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experiences death of a child at any age, from any cause. Promotes positive resolution of grief and fosters physical and emotional health.

Contact: 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3065 Portland, OR 97206

T: (503)248-0102

Email: webmaster@portlandtcf.org

http://www.portlandtcf.org

Year Established: 1968

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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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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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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 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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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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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