Mission: “Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.”
Nuestra Mision: “Adelante Mujeres provee educacion integral y opotunidades de empoderamiento a mujeres latinas de bajos ingresos economicos y sus famlias para lograr su participacion completa y su liderazgo activo en la comunidad.”
Education, workforce training, entrepreneurial training, and family literacy, health education.
Year Established: 2002
Mission: “closes achievement gap in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students who stay in school”.
Provides life-changing enrichment special education teachers use right in their classrooms that helps struggling students grades K-8 reach goals and discover the joy of learning.
Year Established: 1997
Mission: “Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children birth through third grade.”
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.
1411 SW Morrison St. #205 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 2004
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: “Move research to action by promoting cost-effective public and private investments in our youngest children pre-birth through third grade.”
-Early education that supports Ready for School’s campaign.
-Advises lawmakers, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and others on best practices.
-10 year demonstration project designed to influence policy and practice at all levels.
1411 SW Morrison St., Suite 205
Portland, Oregon 97205 USA
Year Established: 2010
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
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
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
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
This is a community website that helps users surrounding finances, health, jobs, family, and education.
Educational materials and support for parents, families, and professionals to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities. Also available in Spanish.
2288 Liberty Street NE Salem, OR 97301
Help Line: (888)891-6784
Safeguards the fights of political activists, communities of color, and immigrants through public interest litigation, advocacy, and education.
520 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1050 Portland, OR 97205
Provides education and outreach services explaining fair housing laws, as well as enforcement and investigations following complaints received in the Portland Metro area.
1020 SW Taylor St, Suite 700 Portland, OR 97205
Year Established: 1999
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
Mission: A leading Portland non-profit social service provider, Neighborhood House delivers innovative and life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages. Our programs prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty, and support seniors to continue living independently.
Provides assistance with food, housing, and education to Multnomah County residents.
7780 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219
Year Established: 1905
Provides education and advocacy for the visually impaired. Helps individuals receive public benefits.
535 E River St. Cave Junction, OR 97523
Year Established: 1971
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
Mission: “CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.”
Provides individual counseling, education, and information to individuals with cancer. Services are provided at no cost and available to residents in the Portland metro area.
439 N Broadway Portland, OR 97227
Year Established: 1944
Mission: “Following Christ’s example, we are committed to nourishing the mind, body, and spirit, while fostering DIGNITY among those we serve.”
-Referral to services
-Health clinic for uninsured
11020 NE Halsey St. Portland, OR 97220
T: (503) 252-8500
Year Established: 1934
Mission: “Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences. The connections made with other members who have been through it all and know how to help is tremendously supportive. Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.”
- Bi-Monthly newsletter and access to our website
- College scholarships to cancer survivors
- Emergency financial support
- Food pantry and Snack Cart at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
- Monthly activities for the whole family
- Quarterly support group meetings for families and children facilitated by trained professionals
- Outreach to newly diagnosed families
- Pediatric Cancer Resources
- Summer family camp
- Tickets to area sporting/entertainment events
- Toys for children at Randall and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
- Bereavement support services
- Monthly catered meals for in-patients and their families at Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospitals
Year Established: 1977
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: Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country providing trained, full-time coaches focused on recess to hundreds of low-income schools in major urban areas. We also provide training and technical assistance to schools, districts and youth organizations that want to ensure that every kid plays – safely, inclusively and with joy.
Resources Provided: trained coaches are at the following schools:
Beach Elementary School
Cesar Chavez School
Grout Elementary School
Jason Lee School
Marysville Elementary School
Rigler Elementary School
Woodmere Elementary School
Reedville Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary Schoo
1125 SE Madison
Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 1996
Mission: Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.
-Girls Groups–offered at school and community sites across the greater Portland area for girls 8-18. Girls Groups meet for three 8-week terms over the school year. Each term Girls Groups cover one of our Girls Inc. curricula with their Girls Guides.
-Girls Take Off!–Rock Climbing, snow shoeing, roller derby and sailing are just a few of the adventures Girl Inc. girls can have participating in our monthly adventure series, Girls Take Off!
-Girls Council–Girls Council Girls area appointed representatives of all Girls Inc. Girls. The Girls Council serves as advisors and spokeswomen for Girls Inc. of NW Oregon and serves for a 1-year term. Meet the Girls Council.
-Trainings–trainings offered for adults and children.
-Summer Programs–week long Girl Power camps in partnership with YWCA of Greater Portland. Counselors lead activities from our Allies in Action program and girls get to put their new skills into action on daily afternoon adventures.
-Communicare–designed to teach young girls about philanthropy.
-Create meaningful, supportive peer groups that encourage female solidarity
-Grow self-esteem that carries over to home, school, and the community
-Develop sound decision-making and communication skills
-Assert themselves as confident individuals throughout their lives
-Build key leadership skills and strong work ethics
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97239
Year Established: 1864
Mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.”
-College and Career Services especially for youth
-Early College Academy
-Foster Care Support
-Youth and Education
-Middle school advocacy services.
-High school advocacy services.
-Tutoring and after-school programs.
-Middle school, grade 8/9 transition, high school math, and science summer programs.
-Healing circle domestic violence prevention program.
-Cultural arts program.
5135 NE COLUMBIA BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97218 | 503.288.8177 | INFO@NAYAPDX.ORG
Year Established: 1974