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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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Albertina Kerr

Mission: “Partners with the community to support people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead self determined lives and realize their full potential.”

Resources Provided:
Crisis psychiatric care (subacute), family resource center, foster care, intensive-community based treatment, intensive treatment program, kerr early childhood outpatient services, outpatient services, youth group homes, children’s developmental health services, community inclusion, adult group homes, supported living, youth group homes, intensive treatment program, and hearing services.

Contact:
http://www.albertinakerr.org
T: (503)239-8101
424 NE 22nd Ave. Portland OR 97232

Year Established: 1907

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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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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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Bridges Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Program

Mission: “We are here to provide your child comprehensive palliative care, whether your child is facing a long-term life-threatening condition or requires active end-of-life care. We are dedicated to ensuring your child’s comfort and improving quality of life.”

Resources Provided:
Provides physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for children with potentially life-limiting conditions and their families.

Contact:
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
T: (503) 494-6201
bridges@ohsu.edu/heath/page/cfm?id=13727

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Salvation Army-Portland Tabernacle Corps

Mission: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

Resources Provided:
-Low income seniors, families, and individuals with emergency aid, clothing, toys,and Christmas dinners.

Contact:
1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503)239-1224
salvationarmyusa.org

Year Established: 1867

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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