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New Avenues for Youth

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.”

Resources Provided:
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.

Contact:
http://www.newavenues.org
1220 SW Columbia St. Portland, OR 97201
T: (503)224-4339
info@newavenues.org

Year Established: 1977

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Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Mission: “promotes equity and social change in order to end violence for all communities. We seek to transform society by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of survivors and providing leadership for advocacy efforts.”

Resources Provided:
Public awareness, advocacy and training. Committed to social change as an absolute necessity to ending violence against women and children.

Contact:
1737 NE Alberta St. Suite 205 Portland, OR 97211
T: (503)230-1951
http://www.ocadsv.org

Year Established: 1978

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The Circus Project

Mission: “to utilize the unique power of circus arts to transcend social barriers and inspire personal transformation, while contributing to the development of circus as an art form.

Resources Provided:
Programming for children to learn circus productions and performances. Special training for homeless and at-risk youth that utilize circus arts to teach critical life skills.

Contact:
PO Box 10244, Portland OR 97296
T: (503)764-9174
http://www.thecircusproject.org
1737 NW 26th Ave. Portland, OR

Year Established: 2008

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Portland Youth Builders

Mission: “To support young men and women who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contribution members of the workforce and their community.”

Resources Provided:
long term support for low income youth, provide education, vocational training, and leadership development services for over 200 young people between the ages 17 and 24 who have not completed high school and who face significant barriers to success.

Contact:
T: (503)286-9350

Year Established: 1995

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Girls Incorporated

Mission: Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon inspires girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific programs and research-based curricula provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future.

Services Provided:
-Girls Groups–offered at school and community sites across the greater Portland area for girls 8-18. Girls Groups meet for three 8-week terms over the school year. Each term Girls Groups cover one of our Girls Inc. curricula with their Girls Guides.

-Girls Take Off!–Rock Climbing, snow shoeing, roller derby and sailing are just a few of the adventures Girl Inc. girls can have participating in our monthly adventure series, Girls Take Off!

-Girls Council–Girls Council Girls area appointed representatives of all Girls Inc. Girls. The Girls Council serves as advisors and spokeswomen for Girls Inc. of NW Oregon and serves for a 1-year term. Meet the Girls Council.

-Trainings–trainings offered for adults and children.

-Summer Programs–week long Girl Power camps in partnership with YWCA of Greater Portland. Counselors lead activities from our Allies in Action program and girls get to put their new skills into action on daily afternoon adventures.

-Communicare–designed to teach young girls about philanthropy.

Goals:
-Create meaningful, supportive peer groups that encourage female solidarity
-Grow self-esteem that carries over to home, school, and the community
-Develop sound decision-making and communication skills
-Assert themselves as confident individuals throughout their lives
-Build key leadership skills and strong work ethics

Contact:
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR 97239
http://girlsincnworegon.org/

Year Established: 1864