Social Services For Youth & Children

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The Canby Center

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Backpack Buddies Collaborative
Year: 2011
Location: Canby, OR
About:

This grant provided weekend food backpacks to needy students in all six Canby elementary schools and the Barlow Head Start program and and added resources to fund the ever-growing demand for food supplies placed in the backpacks.  8,740 backpacks were distributed and a  working, tested operations manual that other communities can share was produced.



The Dougy Center

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Middlers Grief Group
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Middlers Grief Support Group meets 20 times a year, every other Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm and includes up to 15 children ages 10-14 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.  The Middlers group is just one of 58 support groups with 400 children and 250 parent participants.  The objective of each age-and-relative-appropriate group is to provide a safe place to process grief in healthy ways as preventative intervention for vulnerable children and their families.



The Dougy Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Pathways Program
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Support for year two of a three year pilot project that provides guidance, connection and support for children ages 3-18 and their families who are experiencing an advanced life-shortening condition or illness.



The Dougy Center

Grant Amount: $12,500
Project: Ensuring Emotional Support for Grieving Children
Year: 2018
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Ensures that safe space and support is in place for 2,000 children, teens and young adults to find hope and healing in the face of grief due to the death of a parent or sibling.   The Dougy Center is the only child bereavement program in the Portland-area which does not limit the time that families can participate and is offered at no charge to families.



The Living Room

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Volunteer Program or as most needed
Year: 2020
Location: Oregon City, OR
About:

Develops a robust volunteer program that recruits, trains, manages, and retains volunteers that will directly support LGBTQ+ youth in Clackamas County, OR.



The Next Door, Inc.

Grant Amount: $13,000
Project: The Next Door’s Youth Services
Year: 2018
Location: Hood River, OR
About:

Our Youth Services’ programs will provide 280 at risk or high-risk youth from the Mid-Columbia Gorge region with social-emotional support services. Participating youth will learn life and resiliency skills to thrive as adults through services that include:

* Mentoring Services will implement a best practices, evidence-based mentoring program that will recruit, screen, train, support, supervise activities, and create matches that will provide positive adult role models for at least 100 children and youth ages 6-20.

*Independent Living Program will provide life skills training and supervised activities for at least 15 foster youth.

*Oregon Trail Transitional Living will provide housing and life skills trainings for seven homeless or runaway 17-21 year olds, including young mothers.

*Summer Youth Employment Program will provide at least nine weeks of summer employment, conservation and environmental education for 10 youth.  This summer, we hope to provide maintenance to areas affected by the Eagle Creek Fire—a region where our crews have always worked.

*Youth Outreach Worker will provide intensive, moderate and/or brief counseling and therapeutic services and support to at least 150 youth in Hood River County.



The Pangaea Project

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Graduate Leadership Program
Year: 2010
Location: Portland, OR
About:

NOTE: in 2012 The Pangaea Project merged with International Carpe Diem, which in 2013 became Carpe Mundi.  The 2010 grant launched a new program to serve about 75 Pangaea Project graduates located in the Portland area, most of whom originally came from Open Meadow School, Portland Youth Builders or Mt. Scott High School. The Graduate Leadership project is designed to provide comprehensive, long-term support in a safe environment where participants can explore, grow and engage in the community while also developing an action plan to pursue post-secondary education options, internship and job pathways, and volunteer and leadership opportunities.   Specifically, the program is designed to provide the following: 1) leadership activities to nurture skills cultivated in the core program; 2) Adult and peer mentoring relationships to support character development with an emphasis on personal, educational and professional goals; and 3) Civic engagement opportunities to empower participants in becoming better citizens.



The Portland Kitchen

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Portland Kitchen offers free, comprehensive culinary after-school and summer programming to Portland high school youth, ages 14-18.  The mission is to empower urban youth to graduate high school with job skills and improved eating habits.

Annually, TPK runs two programs, serving 20-24 youth per program.  The school-year (after-school) program runs October through May, with students meeting Monday and Thurs afternoons for 2.5 hours each session.  The summer program is a concentrated version of the school-year program, running Monday through Thursday, for 3.5 hours each session, for seven weeks.  The Portland Kitchen’s rental kitchen is only blocks away from Parkrose H.S. and on a convenient bus route for Madison H.S. students.  These 2 focus schools each host a large free/reduced lunch population and low on-time graduation rates. Funding benefitted direct program needs & 2015 operating expenses.

All students earned a food-handler permit, increased their skills, experience and confidence in cooking, acquired valuable skills for gaining employment, and learned about nutrition and healthy eating.

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The Portland Kitchen

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Expanding Access to Culinary Skills Program for Low-Income Portland Teens
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Doubles the number of teens served in the 2016 summer program as a pilot program, and, if successful, also the 2016-2017 School Year program.  The Portland Kitchen provides a free, comprehensive program to teach culinary arts, nutrition and health education, job skills development, community service, social and life skills to low-income, at-risk teens ages 14-18.



The Salvation Army – Salem

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Food coupons for Christmas meal
Year: 2009
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The Salvation Army Christmas/holiday food distribution program serves underserved families and individuals in Marion and Polk Counties with Christmas food boxes.  Many families this year have experienced employment issues, housing issues, medical and other bills and they are forced to choose between the “luxury” of a Christmas meal and paying the electric bill.   This grant was used to leverage other support.  Grocery Outlet offered to donate as well, resulting in holiday hams for 1300 families.  In all, 7,740 families received Christmas food boxes and vouchers.  The Christmas boxes provide three days of food and a Christmas meat.



Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $12,000.00
Project: General Operations
Year: 2013
Location: Ontario, OR
About:

This grant helps make it possible for this relief nursery to provide free services to their clients, all of whom are living in poverty.

Key Objectives are:

1) To prevent child abuse and neglect by eliminating or significantly reducing the risk factors that often face parents living in “survival mode”.

2) To help clients improve their parenting skills and learn to set goals for their children and their families.

3) To recognize as early as possible any signs of developmental delays in the youngsters in our care so referrals to Early Intervention Services have the greatest effect.



Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Technology: customized database software, website improvements and services
Year: 2012
Location: Ontario, OR
About:

Funds were used to purchase a user-friendly database developed specifically for relief nurseries in Medford, OR that will allow TVCRN to track required information that can be easily compared to data from other relief nurseries and will yield meaningful reports to help further the work at TVCRN.  In addition, funds were used to create a web video and pay for upkeep of their website.



Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $10,500
Project: Creating a Natural Playground
Year: 2017
Location: Ontario, OR
About:

At-risk toddlers will get to safely explore and play. Trauma’s negative impact on children is well-documented. Our play area will provide many opportunities for children to grow their imaginations, build their vocabularies, and learn about nature.

The natural playground………………………. A trike track…………..
and a balance beam donated by a High School senior volunteer.


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Treehouse Fund

Grant Amount: $12,500
Project: Graduation Success
Year: 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The goal of Treehouse’s Graduation Success Program is to help foster youth graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers. During the 2017-2018, we expect to serve 850-1,000 youth in foster care in Washington State.

Youth in foster care face an uphill battle academically due to lack of basic skills, frequent home and school placement changes and emotional upheaval.

Treehouse is involved in our most important work yet: helping foster youth graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future and launch successfully into adulthood.  After 5 years of success in Seattle/King County, Graduation Success expanded in 2016 to Tacoma and Spokane, this year expanding to an additional eight districts in Pierce, Spokane and Snohomish counties.  Treehouse is planning to expand the Graduation Success program statewide by 2022.



Tualatin Valley Gleaners

Grant Amount: $6,100
Project: Supplemental Food Program
Year: 2010
Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

As a community supplemental food program serving the Tualatin Valley, Oregon area, members glean (pick) food from fields and orchards and collect food/non-food items donated by stores, markets, and Oregon Food Bank.  The food is distributed once a week through the participating efforts of its members.

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