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Children’s Book Bank

Vision: “The Children’s Book Bank envisions a society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development.”

Resources Provided: 
-Delivers books to children that otherwise might not have books at their home.

Contact:
728 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
T: (503)616-3981
http://www.childrensbookbank.org
Email: info@childrensbookbank.org

Year Established: 2008

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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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Partnership for Prescription Assistance-Oregon

Mission: “Our mission is to increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those who may be eligible. PPARxOR offers a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.”

Resources Provided:
Connects qualifying, low-income people with discount prescription drugs direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Contact:
T: 888-447-2669
http://www.pparxor.org

 

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Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

Mission: “The  legal aid organizations in Oregon seek to achieve justice for the low income communities in Oregon by working together to provide a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.  Services are provided throughout the state but due to resource limitations not every community has a legal aid office.”

Resources Provided:
Provides representation on civil cases to low income clients in Oregon. Also provides bankruptcy clinics and self-help classes. See website for various Oregon locations and information.

Contact:
921 SW Washington St. Suite 500 Portland, OR 97205
T: (503)244-4086
Public Benefits Hotline: (800)520-5292
http://www.oregonlawhelp.org

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Asian Family Center

Resources Provided:
Provides outreach to refugees, case management for low-income refugees at risk of becoming homeless, youth services, family law services, family strengthening services, and cross-cultural training in Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Contact:
4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)235-9396 or (503)823-2073
http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=dafjg

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Community Alliance of Tenants

Mission: “To educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes. We believe that housing is the basis of a strong community. So we bring tenants together to organize and collectively advocate for fair and equal protections in housing practices and policies.”

Resources Provided:
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.

Contact:
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
T: (503)288-0130
http://www.oregoncat.org

Year Established: 1998

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Ride Connection

Mission: “Ride Connection is a non-profit organization established to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs.”

Resources Provided:
Helps link individuals in need with public transportation in Clark Multonomah, and Washington counties.

Contact:
3030 SW Moody Ave., Suite 230 Portland, OR 97201
Transportation Services: (503)226-0700
Administrative Office: (503)528-1720
Email: ride@rideconnection.org
http://www.rideconnection.org

Year Established: 1992

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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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William Temple House

Mission: William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.

Resources Provided:
-Provides counseling for low-income individuals or families
-Provides emergency social services including a self-service food pantry so people can choose their own food, school clothing for children, hygiene items, and dental van.
-Pastoral Care

Contact:
•Report a mental health emergency. Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 503.988.4888.
•Make a request for emergency social services. Call 503.226.3021 x200.
•Make a request for mental health counseling. Call 503.226.3021 x220.
•Submit personal information. Call 503.226.3021 to speak with an appropriate staff member
http://www.williamtemple.org/

Year Established: 1965