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Child Abuse Hotline

Child Abuse Hotline: (503)378-6704

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Liberty House

Mission: “Assessment, advice, and support for children and families facing concerns of child abuse or neglect.”

Resources Provided:
child abuse assessment center, safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment.

Contact:
http://www.libertyhousecenter.org
2685 4th St. NE Salem, OR 97301
T: (503)540-0288

Year Established: 1999

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Caldera

Mission: “to be a catalyst for the transformation of under-served youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.”

Resources Provided:

Year round art programming for children, college scholarships,

Contact:
Portland Address: 224 NW 13th Ave Box 304 Portland, OR 97209
T: (503)937-3061

Art Center:31500 Blue Lake Dr. Sisters, OR 97759
T: (541)595-0956
http://www.calderaarts.org

Year Established: 2003

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Rafael House of Portland

Mission:  “to engage our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.”

Resources Provided:
Emergency shelter for women and families, advocacy center, crisis line, education, transitional housing, outreach.

Contact: Address is at a confidential location.
Crisis Line (503)222-6222
T: (503)222-6507
http://www.raphaelhouse.com

Year Established: 1977

 

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Family Building Blocks

Mission:Our primary mission is to keep children safe and families together by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.”

Resources Provided:
home visits, parenting education, therapeutic classroom, family nights, parent-child play groups, respite care, clothes closet, food pantry.

Contact:
2425 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, OR 97305
T: (503)566-2132
http://www.familybuildingblocks.org

Year Established: 1997

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Growing Tree Children’s Center

Philosophy: “We believe young children need understanding and consistent relationships with adults to foster positive self-images. Programs must be flexible and responsive to children’s needs.”

Resources Provided:
clean, reliable, safe, and healthy environment for children, fell of opportunity for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.

Contact:
http://www.thegrowingtree.org
1080 NE 4th St. Bend, OR 97701
T: (541)388-3733

Year Established: 1978

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Portland Youth Builders

Mission: “To support young men and women who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contribution members of the workforce and their community.”

Resources Provided:
long term support for low income youth, provide education, vocational training, and leadership development services for over 200 young people between the ages 17 and 24 who have not completed high school and who face significant barriers to success.

Contact:
T: (503)286-9350

Year Established: 1995

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Native American Youth Family Center (NAYA)

Mission:  Our united and connected community celebrates our multicultural and multi-tribal heritage as a source of strength. Our healthy community understands the connection between our environment, our culture, our spirituality, and our wellness.

Resources Provided:
Camps and seasonal programming, college and career services, community economic development, community engagement and advocacy, critical services, early college academy, elder services, foster care support, housing, home ownership, catering, construction, parent involvement, and youth education.

Contact:
5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218
T: (503)288-8177
info@NAYAPDx.org

 

Year Established: 1994

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Children’s Relief Nursery

Mission: “to keep children safe and families strong”.

Resources Provided:
Teach parent skills, strengthen bonds between parents and babies, provide target services, reduce child behavioral problems, and improve social and emotional development in very young children.

Contact: 
http://www.lifeworksnw.org/who-we-serve/children-teens-families/childrens-relief-nursery/

St Johns Site:
8425 N Lombard St. Portland, OR 97203
T: (503)283-4776
stjohnsfrontdesk@lifeworksnw.org

Mill Park Site
1245 SE 122nd Ave Portland, OR 97233
T: (503)564-0164
MillParkAdmin@lifeworksnw.org

Year Established: 2012

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Portland Children’s Museum

Mission: “The mission of Portland Children’s Museum is to inspire creativity, imagination and the wonder of learning in
children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.”

Resources Provided:
Museum for children to learn and explore. Educational opportunities. Subsidized membership for low-income families.

Contact:
4015 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221
T: (503)223-6500
http://www.portlandcm.org

Year Established: 1970

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Outside In

Mission: “Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.”

Resources Provided:
Health center, mental health agency, advocacy, leaders in serving LGBTQ youth, job training, needle exchange.

Contact:
1132 SW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
info@outsidein.org
T: (503)535-3800
http://www.outsidein.org

Year Established: 1968

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P:ear

Mission: “p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.”

Resources Provided: 
Art education and recreation for homeless youth. Provides a safe space for youth.

Contact: 
338 NW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
T: (503)228-6677
pearmentor.org

 

 

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Community Transitional School

Mission: “CTS is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises. Our purpose is to provide them with a stable, supportive environment that promotes both their personal and academic growth. We combine character education with a curriculum that helps students succeed and develop their individual strengths.”

Resources Provided:
school for children whose families are homeless, in transition, and experiencing chronic poverty-related crisis. Children receive free education and transportation to and from school.

Contact:
Mailing Address: 6601 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97218
T: (503)249-8582
Email: ctschool@comcast.net

Year Established: 1990

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Metropolitan Family Services

Mission: “MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.  We are here to support parents and students.  We are here to help our older neighbors.  We are here to connect working families with vital resources. We are here to energize volunteers and inspire future generations.”

Resources Provided: 
Helps families in the Portland metro area that struggle with the many barriers associated with cultural and economic disparities including inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.

Contact:
1808 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-0007 x107
Email: info@metfamily.org
http://www.metfamily.org

Year Established: 1950

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Children First for Oregon

Mission: “The mission of Children First for Oregon is to make long-term, systemic change by advocating for policies and programs that keep children healthy and safe, and strengthen families.”

Resources Provided:
Uses research, public education, and policy initiatives to speak to decision-makers, the media, and local communities on behalf of Oregon’s children and families.

Contact:
1209 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14914 Portland, OR 97293
T: (503)236-9754
Email: admin@cffo.org
http://www.cffo.org

Year Established: 1991

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance-Oregon

Mission: “Our mission is to increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those who may be eligible. PPARxOR offers a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.”

Resources Provided:
Connects qualifying, low-income people with discount prescription drugs direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Contact:
T: 888-447-2669
http://www.pparxor.org

 

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Centro Cultural of Washington County

Mission: “Centro Cultural promotes education and economic development, increases cultural consciousness, responds to community needs and celebrates understanding among the diverse groups of our community.”

Resources Provided:
Information and referral to a variety of services in the area. Services offered in Spanish and English to promote social and economic development and meet basic human needs.

Contact:
1110 N Adair St. Cornelius, OR 97113
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 708
T: (503)992-1556
http://www.centrocultural.org

Year Established: 1972

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Immigration Counseling Services

Mission: “For more than 35 years, ICS has been dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon’s immigrant communities by providing affordable immigration legal services and free informational forums. More recently, our mission has expanded to include work with unaccompanied children and to provide social services for survivors of human trafficking.”

Resources Provided:
Provides low-cost immigration assistance to low-income people by helping families apply for reunification, assisting people fleeing persecution, and educating people about citizenship process.

Contact:
519 SW Park Ave, Suite 610 Portland, OR 97205
T:(503)221-1689
http://www.immigrationcounseling.org

Year Established: 1879

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Asian Family Center

Resources Provided:
Provides outreach to refugees, case management for low-income refugees at risk of becoming homeless, youth services, family law services, family strengthening services, and cross-cultural training in Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Contact:
4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)235-9396 or (503)823-2073
http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=dafjg

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Community Alliance of Tenants

Mission: “To educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes. We believe that housing is the basis of a strong community. So we bring tenants together to organize and collectively advocate for fair and equal protections in housing practices and policies.”

Resources Provided:
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.

Contact:
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
T: (503)288-0130
http://www.oregoncat.org

Year Established: 1998

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Oregon SafeNet (2-1-1)

Resources Provided:
Helpline providing statewide information and referral services for community health, social, and mental health services, immediate care health services, pregnancy and reproductive health services.

Contact:
621 SW Alder, Suite 810, Portland, OR 97205
T: (800)723-3638
or call 211
Email: safenet@211info.org

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Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

Mission: “The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center supports and strengthens our community by providing professional mental health services to all, regardless of faith or finances.”

Resources Provided:
Counseling services for all ages surrounding grief, depression, anger, and more.

Contact:
8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205, Portland, OR 97220
T: (503)253-0964
nwcounseling.org

Year Established: 1999

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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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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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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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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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Chelsea Hick’s Foundation

Mission: When serious illness impacts a young person’s childhood and a family’s well-being, CHF’s creative programs provide hope, support and opportunities to share special moments together and create memories to last a lifetime.

Resources Provided: Traveling dress-up closet visits Pacific Northwest hospitals each month to deliver hope and healing to seriously ill children.

Contact:
503-367-5747
14865 SW 74th Ave.
Suite 240
Tigard, OR 97224
http://www.chelseahicksfoundation.com/

Year Established: 2010

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Madonna’s Center

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.

Resources Provided:
-Housing for teen mothers or expecting mothers.
-On-call help for teen parents
-Childcare
-Clothing
-Food
-Programming for teen dads

Contact:
http://www.madonnascenter.org/beta/

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Fish Emergency Services

Mission: The primary objective of Fish Emergency Service is to provide emergency help to any and all persons who find themselves in difficulties because their basic needs cannot be met due to economic deprivation; and to assist, encourage and develop the connection for people to take action when a neighbor needs help because of illness, loneliness, old age, blindness, family disintegration, loss of employment and educational opportunity.

No person shall be excluded from receiving assistance based on their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status.

Service Description:May have small household goods, gently used clothing, personal care products, and even maternity or infant clothing. Also get information and referral to other community resources, including state of Oregon and federal government resources. The clothing closet is open weekly.

Contact:
Address: 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-5533

http://www.fishemergencyservice.org/

Year Established: 1972

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Northwest Children’s Outreach

Mission Statement:: “This mission statement was inspired by Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV):’…I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land…’ It reflects our desire to be an organization that “stands in the gap” for children, helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families. Northwest Children’s Outreach is an all-volunteer, Christian-founded and -led group, desiring to love those in need with the love of Christ: by providing for their most basic needs.

Resources Provided: Free children’s clothing (newborn to teen), diapers, books, shoes, formula, new cribs, new car seats, and hygiene products.

How to Access Resources: Goods are distributed to local care providers who meet directly with and prescreen children.

Year Established: 2001