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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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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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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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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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Independent Living Resources

Mission: To promote the philosophy of Independent Living by creating opportunities, encouraging choices, advancing equal access, and furthering the level of independence for all people with disabilities.”

Resources Provided:
Provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and counseling for individuals with disabilities in the Portland metro area.

Contact:
2410 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)232-8408
Email: info@ilr.org

Year Established: 1957

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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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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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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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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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Multonomah County Clinic Services for Families

Mission: “The Multonomah County Health Department (MCHD) provides high-quality health services for poeple who experience barriers to accessing health care. Through culturally-appropriate and patient-centered care, MCHD liniks physical and behavioral health and social services for low-income, uninsured, and homeless people. MCHD serves Multonomah County, Oregon’s most populous county with approximately 748,000 residents.”

Resources Provided:
-Primary care
-Dental care
-Prenatal care
-Disease Management for Chronic Illness
-Behavioral Health
-Family Planning
-Pharmacy
-School-based health services
-Specialized care for HIV-positive individuals
-Preventitive services
-Immunizations
-Nutrition Services

Contact:
426 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97294
http://www.mchealth.org

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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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Ronald McDonald House

Mission:
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:

•Focusing on the critical needs of children.
•Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
•Staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship.
•Operating with accountability and transparency.

Resources Provided:
-families can stay at Ronald McDonald house at low to no cost while children are in the hospital.
-home-cooked meals
-private bedrooms
-playrooms for children
-Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
-Accredited education programs
-Recreational activities
-Non-clinical support services
-Sibling support services

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms Provide:
•A kitchen area that includes a stove or microwave
•Shower facilities
•Sleeping rooms
•Laundry facilities
•Internet access
•Reference books
•A seating area with a television
•A quiet room

Contact:
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
P: 971-230-0808
http://www.rmhcoregon.org/contact-us

Year Established: 1976

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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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Northwest Health Foundation

Mission: Northwest Health Foundation seeks to advance, support, and promote health in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Services Provided:
-Grants: provide grants to organizations that encourage conditions that enable everyone to live healthy and prosperous lives.
-Community Buildling-brings various groups together to work toward common health goals.
-Advocacy-pursue policies that improve the health of the region.

Contact:
http://www.northwesthealth.org/
221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209
503.220.1955

Year Established: 1997