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.”
-Delivers books to children that otherwise might not have books at their home.
728 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 2008
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.”
Museum for children to learn and explore. Educational opportunities. Subsidized membership for low-income families.
4015 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221
Year Established: 1970
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.”
Connects qualifying, low-income people with discount prescription drugs direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Provides a wide array of social services to low-income Hispanic people in the Portland Metro area.
901 SE Oak St. Portland, OR 97214
T: (503)669-8350 x228
A civil practice clinic for the law school, students assist in the representation of low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative legal problems.
310 SW 4th Ave, Suite 1018 Portland, OR 97204
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.”
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.
921 SW Washington St. Suite 500 Portland, OR 97205
Public Benefits Hotline: (800)520-5292
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.
4424 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97213
T: (503)235-9396 or (503)823-2073
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.”
Educates, organizes, and develops the leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practices.
2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
Year Established: 1998
Mission: “Ride Connection is a non-profit organization established to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs.”
Helps link individuals in need with public transportation in Clark Multonomah, and Washington counties.
3030 SW Moody Ave., Suite 230 Portland, OR 97201
Transportation Services: (503)226-0700
Administrative Office: (503)528-1720
Year Established: 1992
Advocates and provides services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income persons of all ages in Clackamas County. Social service information available in Spanish.
Public Service Building, 2051. Kaen Rd. Oregon City, 97045
-Emergency food, clothing, assistance, prescription assistance, furniture, and household goods.
38982 Pioneer Blvd. Sandy, OR 97055
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.”
-Low income seniors, families, and individuals with emergency aid, clothing, toys,and Christmas dinners.
1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 1867
Mission: William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.
-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.
•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
Year Established: 1965
Mission: Our mission is to help vulnerable populations improve the quality of their lives and become self-sufficient
by providing them with basic household furnishings.
-Provides essential furniture and household items to low-income families
-furniture, beds, linens provided
Year Established: 2001