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Ready for School

Mission: “Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children birth through third grade.”

Resources Provided:
advocacy for high quality learning programs and support from birth, supporting parents and communities to be engaged in their children’s learning, promoting healthy communities by integrating health linkages with schools.

Contact:
1411 SW Morrison St. #205 Portland, OR 97205
info@childinst.org
T: (503)219-9034
http://www.childinst.org

Year Established: 2004

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Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Mission: “promotes equity and social change in order to end violence for all communities. We seek to transform society by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of survivors and providing leadership for advocacy efforts.”

Resources Provided:
Public awareness, advocacy and training. Committed to social change as an absolute necessity to ending violence against women and children.

Contact:
1737 NE Alberta St. Suite 205 Portland, OR 97211
T: (503)230-1951
http://www.ocadsv.org

Year Established: 1978

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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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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 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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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)232-8408
Email: info@ilr.org

Year Established: 1957

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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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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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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

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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