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Cancer Information Service

Resources Provided:
Cancer information in Spanish and English

Contact:
Toll Free: (800)422-6237
TTY: (800)332-8615

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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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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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Independent Living Resources

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.”

Resources Provided:
Provides advocacy, information, and referral, peer support and counseling for individuals with disabilities in the Portland metro area.

Contact:
2410 SE 11th Ave Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-7411
Email: info@ilr.org
http://www.ilr.org

Year Established: 1957

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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