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Adelante Mujeres

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.”

Resources Provided:
Education, workforce training, entrepreneurial training, and family literacy, health education.

Year Established: 2002

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The Shadow Project

Mission: “closes achievement gap in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students who stay in school”.

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
T: (888)747-0005
http://www.shadow-project.org

Year Established: 1997

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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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Children’s Institute of Oregon

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

Resources Provided:
-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.

Contact:
Children’s Institute
1411 SW Morrison St., Suite 205
Portland, Oregon 97205 USA
info@childinst.org
T: 503.219.9034 
Fax 503.419.6083

Year Established: 2010

 

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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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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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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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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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Metropolitan Family Services

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.”

Resources Provided: 
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.

Contact:
1808 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-0007 x107
Email: info@metfamily.org
http://www.metfamily.org

Year Established: 1950

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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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Neighborhood House, Inc.

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.

Resources Provided:
Provides assistance with food, housing, and education to Multnomah County residents.

Contact:
7780 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219
T: (503)246-1663
http://www.nhweb.org

Year Established: 1905

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Kaiser Permanente Cancer Counseling Center

Resources Provided:
Provides education and psychological support. Offers cancer counseling, grief counseling, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, classes and hospice care program.

Contact:
3600 N Interstate Ave. Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)331-6550
http://www.kaiserpermanente.org

 

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Cancer Care Resources

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.”

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
439 N Broadway Portland, OR 97227
T: (503)528-5236
(866)528-5236
http://www.cancercareresources.org

Year Established: 1944

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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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Candlelighters

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.”

Resources Provided:

  • 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

Contact:
T: 503-235-5722
http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/

Year Established: 1977

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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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Playworks

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
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt 
Cesar Chavez School
Grout Elementary School
Jason Lee School
King School
Marysville Elementary School
Peninsula School
Rigler Elementary School
Scott School
Woodlawn School
Woodmere Elementary School
Reedville Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary Schoo

Contact:
1125 SE Madison 
Suite #210 
Portland, OR 97214 
t: 503.928.8684 
f: 503.345.6687

http://www.playworks.org/communities/pacificnw

Year Established: 1996

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Girls Incorporated

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.

Services Provided:
-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.

Goals:
-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

Contact:
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97239
http://girlsincnworegon.org/

Year Established: 1864

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Native American Youth and Family Center

Mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.”

Resources Provided:
-College and Career Services especially for youth
-Early College Academy
-Foster Care Support
-Parent Involvement
-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.
-Recreation program.
-Cultural arts program.

Contact:
5135 NE COLUMBIA BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97218 | 503.288.8177 | INFO@NAYAPDX.ORG
http://nayapdx.org/services/

Year Established: 1974