Child Abuse Hotline: (503)378-6704
Mission: “Assessment, advice, and support for children and families facing concerns of child abuse or neglect.”
child abuse assessment center, safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment.
2685 4th St. NE Salem, OR 97301
Year Established: 1999
Mission: “to advance growth, development, and creativity through exceptional theater experiences.
acting classes, shows, and the bully project
Theatre Address: 1111 SW Broadway
Administrative Office: 1939 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 1988
Mission: “to be a catalyst for the transformation of under-served youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.”
Year round art programming for children, college scholarships,
Portland Address: 224 NW 13th Ave Box 304 Portland, OR 97209
Art Center:31500 Blue Lake Dr. Sisters, OR 97759
Year Established: 2003
Family child care homes, day care centers focused on quality service for children and families.
Teen parent subsidy program, mental health specialists, emergency transitional scholarships
Offers services in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese
Year Established: 1977
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.”
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
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “Our primary mission is to keep children safe and families together by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.”
home visits, parenting education, therapeutic classroom, family nights, parent-child play groups, respite care, clothes closet, food pantry.
2425 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, OR 97305
Year Established: 1997
evaluation, family support, therapy, and prevention for child abuse
1375 NW Kingston Ave., Bend OR 97701
Year Established: 1944
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.”
clean, reliable, safe, and healthy environment for children, fell of opportunity for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.
1080 NE 4th St. Bend, OR 97701
Year Established: 1978
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.”
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.
Year Established: 1995
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.
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.
5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218
Year Established: 1994
Mission: “to keep children safe and families strong”.
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.
St Johns Site:
8425 N Lombard St. Portland, OR 97203
Mill Park Site
1245 SE 122nd Ave Portland, OR 97233
Year Established: 2012
Mission: “to make books accessible to low-income families.”
Provides new books to children in need. Free or low cost.
lists activities for children and their family in the Portland Metro area.
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.”
Museum for children to learn and explore. Educational opportunities. Subsidized membership for low-income families.
4015 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221
Year Established: 1970
Uses both the Soccer Foundation and America Scores to bring children together for soccer education, health education, poetry class, soccer gear, mentorship
T: (503) 234-2755
Year Established: 2011
Mission: “Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.”
Health center, mental health agency, advocacy, leaders in serving LGBTQ youth, job training, needle exchange.
1132 SW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1968
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.”
Art education and recreation for homeless youth. Provides a safe space for youth.
338 NW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
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.”
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.
Mailing Address: 6601 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97218
Year Established: 1990
Arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
3161 Donald Douglass Loop South Santa Monica, CA 90405
Year Established: 1983
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.”
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.
1808 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-0007 x107
Year Established: 1950
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.”
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.
1209 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14914 Portland, OR 97293
Year Established: 1991
This is a community website that helps users surrounding finances, health, jobs, family, and education.
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.”
Connects qualifying, low-income people with discount prescription drugs direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
A list of programs and services available to the community (also available in Spanish).
Provides a wide array of social services to low-income Hispanic people in the Portland Metro area.
901 SE Oak St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)669-8350 x228
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.”
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.
1110 N Adair St. Cornelius, OR 97113
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 708
Year Established: 1972
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.”
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.
519 SW Park Ave, Suite 610 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1879
Provides legal support to people who are representing themselves in a family law court action. Facilitators assist in filling out forms and are able to offer other legal information.
145 ME 2nd Ave., Rm 102C Hillsboro, OR 97124
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.
4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)235-9396 or (503)823-2073
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.”
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Year Established: 1998
Helpline providing statewide information and referral services for community health, social, and mental health services, immediate care health services, pregnancy and reproductive health services.
621 SW Alder, Suite 810, Portland, OR 97205
or call 211
These online resources have many great ideas for raising funds to help with the financial aspects of your child’s illness:
Mission: “The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center supports and strengthens our community by providing professional mental health services to all, regardless of faith or finances.”
Counseling services for all ages surrounding grief, depression, anger, and more.
8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 205, Portland, OR 97220
Year Established: 1999
-Provides free food, coffee, and clothing when available.
207 NW 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97209
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.”
-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.
0330 SW Curry St. Portland, OR 97201
Year Established: 1986
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.”
-Labor Day weekend family camp that includes horseback riding, swimming, campfires, arts, and crafts, rock climbing wall, go-carts, and more.
3850 County Farm Rd. Eugene, OR 97408
Year Established: 1977
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.”
-Free 5 day camp at the beginning of August that includes arts, crafts, campfires, swimming, food, and fun activities for families affected by cancer.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
3131 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503) 234-0468
Year Established: 1997
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.
-children with medical needs are sponsored by the community
Sparrow Clubs USA
906 NE Greenwood Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97701
Year Established: 1995
“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.”
-Art programming for children both outside and within hospital settings.
1910 SE 11th
Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 2006
Mission: “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy”.
-wishes granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Year Established: 1980
Mission: “When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.”
-Activites that bring joy to seriously ill children including: music programming, bilingual services, mentor programs, resources, and various child-friendly public events.
T: (503) 244-3141
Children’s Cancer Association
1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97209
Year Established: 1996
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.
14865 SW 74th Ave.
Tigard, OR 97224
Year Established: 2010
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.
-Housing for teen mothers or expecting mothers.
-On-call help for teen parents
-Programming for teen dads
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.
Address: 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
Year Established: 1972
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