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Street Yoga

Mission: “Street Yoga builds capacity in youth to overcome trauma and to create meaningful, healthy lives through yoga and mindfulness.”

Resources Provided:
Teach yoga at a day shelter and a school serving homeless youth.

Contact:
http://www.streetyoga.org

Year Established: 2002

 

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The Children’s Center

Mission: “We serve children, youth, and families through comprehensive community-based mental health services.”

Resources Provided:
Mental health program, child sexual abuse treatment program, coaches program, pathways

Contact:
http://www.thechildrenscenter.org
415 W. 11th St. Vancouver, WA 98660
T: (360)699-2244

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Reading Results

Mission: “Working with the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a proven reading intervention program.”

Resources Provided:
reading teams tutor 18-22 students at each school for three 30 minute sessions each week for 30 weeks of the school year. Provide students with data-driven, explicit reading instruction driven by highly trained, culturally responsive tutors.

Contact:
3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 229 Portland, OR 97232
info@readingresultspdx.org
T: (503)477-8176
http://www.readingresultspdx.org

Year Established: 2000

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Oregon Mentors

Mission: “To expand positive life opportunities for all young Oregonians by connecting them with caring mentors.”

Resources Provided:
Support programs that serve youth ages 5-25 through community and site-based services in nearly every county in Oregon as well as Clark County, Washington.

Contact:
1411 SW Morrison St. Suite 203 Portland, OR 97205
T: (503)517-8990
info@oregonmentors.org
http://www.oregonmentors.org

Year Established: 1997

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Art ala Carte

Mission: “to make everyone fall in love with art and to find their own voice.”

Resources Provided: 
-provide space, supplies, and support for children of all ages to create art and support individual idea of art and creation.

Contact:
319 NE Wygant St. Portland, OR 97211
T: (503)750-0522
info@artalacartepdx.com
artalacartepdx.com

Year Established: 2012

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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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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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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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Gales Creek Camp Foundation for Children with Diabetes

Mission:The Gales Creek Camp Foundation is dedicated to providing camp experiences for children, youth and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. We are committed to fostering the transition toward independence by integrating the management of diabetes with social and life skills.”

Resources Provided:
-$350 for a week at camp (includes all blood-sugar testing supplies and insulin some scholarship available). Provides camp experiences for children, youth, and families directly affected by Type I diabetes. Campers learn that they can live active, satisfying lives while managing their diabetes.

Contact:
6975 SW Sandburg St., Suite 105 Portland, OR 97223
T: (503)968-CAMP (2267)
http://www.galescreekcamp.org

Year Established: 1952

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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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Camp Milennium

Mission: “Camp Millennium is a summer camp for kids dealing with a cancer diagnosis. It is a time for them to be themselves and to share in a variety of summer camp activities, such as hiking, archery, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, music and many other surprises. The goal of this week-long adventure is to provide these children with a camping experience that can be extended into their everyday lives.”

Resources Provided:
-Free
-Week long summer camp for kids with cancer that includes swimming, horseback riding,arts, crafts, hiking, campfires, and many other activities.
-Must be from Oregon

Contact:
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
T: (541)677-0600
http://www.campmillennium.org

Year Established: 2003

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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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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