Philosophy: “Over the course of several years, we’ve developed a paradigm that we believe best supports an infrastructure where children can grow and learn. Our educational plan encourages children to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of activities appropriate to their age and rate of development and to pursue their own interests in the context of life in the community and the world. Through play that is guided by adults, children learn language, concepts about the physical world, social skills, problem solving, motor coordination and self confidence.”
Parents choose developmentally appropriate environments for their children to foster emotional and intellectual development.
Year Established: 1994
Mission: “to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Provides programming and services that empower homeless youth to exit street life. Day services, case management, transitional housing, Music/Arts Program, alternative high school, and job training.
1220 SW Columbia St. Portland, OR 97201
Year Established: 1977
Mission: “Working with the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a proven reading intervention program.”
reading teams tutor 18-22 students at each school for three 30 minute sessions each week for 30 weeks of the school year. Provide students with data-driven, explicit reading instruction driven by highly trained, culturally responsive tutors.
3115 NE Sandy Blvd. Suite 229 Portland, OR 97232
Year Established: 2000
Mission: “to be a catalyst for the transformation of under-served youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs.”
Year round art programming for children, college scholarships,
Portland Address: 224 NW 13th Ave Box 304 Portland, OR 97209
Art Center:31500 Blue Lake Dr. Sisters, OR 97759
Year Established: 2003
Mission: “Our primary mission is to keep children safe and families together by empowering families to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.”
home visits, parenting education, therapeutic classroom, family nights, parent-child play groups, respite care, clothes closet, food pantry.
2425 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, OR 97305
Year Established: 1997
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.”
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.
Mailing Address: 6601 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97218
Year Established: 1990
Mission: “Family Relief Nursery is an intervention/prevention program for families with children six weeks to five years old. We work to strengthen fragile families at serious risk of abusing or neglecting their children or of permanently losing custody of their children. The Nursery offers a holistic, positive intervention with both children and parents. All services are provided at no charge to families.
-Free respite child care in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
-Available to greater Portland and Vancouver, Washington area residents.
Administrative Office: 3910 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 2007
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
Cesar Chavez School
Grout Elementary School
Jason Lee School
Marysville Elementary School
Rigler Elementary School
Woodmere Elementary School
Reedville Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary Schoo
1125 SE Madison
Portland, OR 97214
Year Established: 1996
Mission: “to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.”
-College and Career Services especially for youth
-Early College Academy
-Foster Care Support
-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.
-Cultural arts program.
5135 NE COLUMBIA BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97218 | 503.288.8177 | INFO@NAYAPDX.ORG
Year Established: 1974
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