Mission: “Street Yoga builds capacity in youth to overcome trauma and to create meaningful, healthy lives through yoga and mindfulness.”
Teach yoga at a day shelter and a school serving homeless youth.
Year Established: 2002
Mission: “We serve children, youth, and families through comprehensive community-based mental health services.”
Mental health program, child sexual abuse treatment program, coaches program, pathways
415 W. 11th St. Vancouver, WA 98660
Mission: “We are passionate about instilling virtues into the lives of youth from all walks of life.”
Christian non-profit that work closely with families and children to help children develop skills that empower students to prosper in college and beyond.
PO Box 1811 Wilsonville, OR 97070
Work with many community partners to provide over twenty programs.
Year Established: 1971
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.”
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.
3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 229 Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 2000
Mission: “To expand positive life opportunities for all young Oregonians by connecting them with caring mentors.”
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.
1411 SW Morrison St. Suite 203 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1997
Mission: “Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.”
Interactive museum for children and families, camps, and classes.
Year Established: 1906
Mission: “to make everyone fall in love with art and to find their own voice.”
-provide space, supplies, and support for children of all ages to create art and support individual idea of art and creation.
319 NE Wygant St. Portland, OR 97211
Year Established: 2012
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
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: 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: “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
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
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!”
-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
Provides health care for children up to age 21 regardless of insurance. Must be an Oregon resident.
5311 N Vancouver Ave. Portland, OR 97217
A grief and bereavement program for children and teens that have experienced a death in their family; also offers support groups for parents.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1600 Vancouver, WA 98668
Vision: “everyone who needs us will find us and
everyone who finds us will be helped.”
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.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3065 Portland, OR 97206
Year Established: 1968
Mission: Open hearts, open hands
-Food pantry, children’s clothing closet, garden plots, utility assistance, prescription assistance, and bus tickets for medical appointments available.
17805 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233
Year Established: 1967
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.”
-$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.
6975 SW Sandburg St., Suite 105 Portland, OR 97223
T: (503)968-CAMP (2267)
Year Established: 1952
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: “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.”
-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
2876 Diamond Lake Boulevard
Roseburg, OR 97470
Year Established: 2003
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.
Year Established: 1913
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: “The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.”
-grief support programs
Year Established: 1982
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.
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410 Portland, OR 97201
T: (503) 292-2280
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