2010 Agencies that Students Researched
24 locations throughout Oregon
Kerr partners with families and the community to support people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead self determined lives and realize their full potential. Kerr services include crisis psychiatric care, therapeutic foster care, the foster family network, special needs foster care, group homes and community living programs.
Birch Community Services help the working poor in the Portland/Vancouver area by letting families grocery shop in their giant warehouse each week. The warehouse includes dry food as well as frozen and cold. They also have some extra items such as work boots, clothing, cat food, laundry soap, etc. Families pay a $50.00 monthly fee and are also required to volunteer each month.
They also hold classes about money management and computer use. To become a member at Birch Community Services you must be referred by a good standing customer.
2800 N. Vancouver Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97227
CARES Northwest is a community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse. They provide a safe environment for the assessment of children through physical examinations and interviews. CARES NW serves children whom there are concerns of physical or sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence.
1401 NE 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97213
CASA For Children advocates for children who have been abused or neglected and are under the protection of the Courts in Oregon’s Multnomah and Washington Counties. Their purpose is to secure a safe and permanent family for each child they serve as quickly as possible. CASA provides court appointed special advocates for each child to advocate in court on behalf of the child’s needs and best interests.
Celtic Heart at David Douglas High School
1001 SE 135th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97233
Celtic Heart is run by Mrs. Murdock and Mrs. Lind at David Douglas High School. Celtic Heart provides school supplies, food and clothing to students in need.
Temporary Location: 2228 NE Glisan Street
The Dougy Center provides peer support groups for children, teens and young adults. Groups are available at no cost unless families choose to make a monthly tax-deductible pledge. They do not have private counseling but have many resources for families that need them. Recently the Dougy Center’s building burnt down and their insurance will not cover continuing their program and rebuilding.
Harry’s Mother Runaway Youth
738 NE Davis
Portland, Oregon 97232
Crisis Line: 503-238-8111
Harry’s Mother is a safe place for teens if they runaway from home. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Services include a 24 hour youth and family help line; Safe, short term shelter for boys and girls ages 9-17; Crisis management; Family Counseling; Information and referral; and After care planning. Harry’s Mother is a Janus Youth Project.
707 NE Couch St.
Portland, Oregon 97232
Janus Youth Programs operates community-based programs for children, youth and families in Oregon and Washington. Janus Youth operates over 20 programs including:
- Harry’s Mother for runaway youth
- Buckman House which is a residential service for emotionally disturbed delinquent males.
- Clackamas House which is a residential service for female youth serving as a step down program.
- Cordero House which is a long term residential program for boys ages 14 to 19 and their families who need counseling due to sexual abuse.
- Imani House which is a residential treatment program for males who are in the custody of Human Services.
- Many others including homeless youth services, alternative education, urban agriculture and community services.
My Father's House
PO Box 1147
Gresham, OR 97030
My Father’s House is a non-profit shelter ministry open to meet the needs of homeless families. Programs include housing, food and clothing, family safety, child safety, recovery groups, life skills program and spiritual healing.
1132 SW 13th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
Outside In is dedicated to serving low income adults, homeless youth and uninsured members of the community. Current programs include a community health clinic, a homeless youth program designed to help homeless youth obtain independent living, and risk education. Other services Outside In provides are a day program, case managers, employment resource center, transitional housing, syringe exchange, tattoo removal and medical outreach.
Portland Rescue Mission
Portland Rescue Mission’s goal is to help men, women and children find freedom from homelessness, hunger and addiction. They do this through their emergency services and recovery programs. Their emergency services include providing meals daily at the Burnside shelter along with nightly shelter, 24 hour restrooms and mail service. At the Burnside Shelter they provide residential recovery programs for up to 45 men. Portland Rescue Mission also has a program called Shepard’s Door which is a residential recovery program for women and their children.
133 NW Sixth Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209
Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systematic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever. Sisters of the Road operates a café that serves hot meals for $1.25. Meals can be paid with cash, 15 minutes of barter work or food stamps. The café is open Monday-Friday 10am-3pm. They also provide job training opportunities so individuals can re-establish work routines.
17805 SE Stark
Portland, Oregon 97223
SnowCap serves the local community with emergency food, emergency clothing for children, food boxes, food delivery to low income housing and retirement homes and preparing kids for back to school. Individuals can also apply for food stamps at the SnowCap office as well.