Social Services For Youth & Children


Clackamas Service Center, Inc.

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Core Support - Food Distribution
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Core support allows them to provide improved client services and referrals.  Funding allows replacement of depleted reserves of groceries and clothing, to provide more hot meals, and the ability to grow programs that serve the low-income community that has depended on them for over 40 years.



Community Connection of NE Oregon, Inc.

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Wallowa County Food Bank Program
Year: 2011
Location: LaGrande, OR
About:

This grant made it possible for the two food banks in Wallowa County to have adequate food and supplies throughout the year, including off-season and off-holiday times, to assist an average of over 285 people per month.  In addition, they were able to purchase meat processing for donated beef, which greatly added to the amount of protein-rich food available, and they were able to pay more attention to providing healthy food choices.  In addition to much-needed food, the food bank program helps with necessary staples that food stamps does not pay for.  (Such as toilet paper, feminine hygiene, toiletries, etc.)



Community Outreach, Inc.

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Integrated Services to Homeless and At-Risk Children
Year: 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
About:

This grant helped to provide therapeutic childcare and family support services for over 70 children and their families who are experiencing homelessness or low-income.  These services help to strengthen the family and keep it together as they work to break the repetitive cycle of homelessness and develop self-sufficiency.



Community Transitional School

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: General Operating Support for 2011-2012 school year
Year: 2011
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Community Transitional School  teaches Portland area children who are at risk for school failure due to their families’ unstable lives of poverty, transience and homelessness.  The school provides many of life’s basics: breakfast and lunch, clothes, school supplies and bus rides to and from school, no matter how often students move around the metro area.

The PreK-8th grade school’s goal is to provide a stable learning place for these children so they can begin to see that they have choices, and so they can begin to gather the skills they need to make them.  Almost all of the students come with large gaps in their education.  This general operations grant allowed the school to meet their budget and continue to serve an increased number of homeless children and youth.   The 2011-2012 school year saw a huge increase in the number of students served, as well as those on the waiting list, highlighting the need to expand.

 

5th and 6th graders wrote free-form poems titled “Wishes I Keep to Myself.” Here are excerpts from four of them:

CTS schoolbus

Wish I was a normal girl
in this world
Someone who has
a dad, lives in a house
and has a friend.

Wish I didn’t have to worry
if me and
my family will find somewhere
to sleep tonight.

Wish to be appreciated for the way I am —
the guy who likes the
opposite of everyone else.

Wish mom had a job
to care for us,
and to have money to live
in this heavy town.

 



Community Transitional School

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: General Operations 2016 - 2017
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Furthers support of the mission to provide Pre-K – 8th grade students from homeless and transient families throughout the greater Portland metro area with a quality education that promotes their academic and personal growth.



Community Transitional School

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: General Operations 2018-2019
Year: 2018
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Each school year, Community Transitional School (CTS) teaches 180-220 children, in Pre-K -8th grades, from throughout the Portland metro area whose access to an education is severely compromised due to the homelessness their families are experiencing.  CTS provides homeless students at high risk for school failure with the academic, social and behavioral skills they need to succeed in school.  In addition to improving their educational outcomes these same skills will improve their ability to successfully function in the world and build a more stable future.



Community Works

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Youth & Family Services - Transitional Living Program
Year: 2019
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Provides transitional housing up to 24 months coupled with supportive services, case management, life skills training and resources to anyone 16-26 years and their children, who are homeless or at serious risk of chronic homelessness.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $10,425
Project: Support for a host home
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Door to Grace mission: Provide restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.  This grant will support one girl who is a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation in one Host Home for one year.  This includes providing both the girl and the host family individualized support services through the Door to Grace REACH Daytime program.  Door to Grace’s vision is that by matching girls with families and fostering the attachment through the daytime program, CSEC girls will develop lifelong relationship with their Host family and the family’s church community.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $18,000
Project: General Operations - Staff Building
Year: 2011
Location: Portland, OR
About:

This grant was used  to hire 2 professional staff to begin to perform the operations required to carry out the organization’s mission, to open safe home(s) in order to shelter minor girls rescued from sex trafficking.  This is a young organization that is creating an uncharted program.  During the grant period, their vision underwent a metamorphosis, which allowed them to more clearly see what was realistic and appropriate in accomplishing their mission.  Plans were put in place to open a day center while they continued working towards their original mission.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides the ability to increase awareness of the problem of exploitation of children in Portland and increases the ability to serve more girls affected by commercial sexual exploitation.



Door to Grace F18

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Mentoring
Year: 2018
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Impacts child sex trafficking through Door to Grace’s intensive mentoring program in the Portland Metro area to an annual two dozen teens and young women served.

Objective 1: Serve 24 mentees annually through the day home and community-based supports. Objective 2: Provide a mentor for each of the girls.  Objective 3: Offer Programming opportunities at the day home and in the community throughout the year.



Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: NE Emergency Food Program
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

In addition to addressing the growing need for emergency food, especially in the current economic recession, this grant helped to launch two new programs:  (1) a “long weekend” food program for homeless children, and (2) a culturally-relevant cooking program to help our clients creatively use food found in the pantry.  The food program children discretely received backpacks filled with nutritious food for weekends and holidays. 4,100 meals were provided at five schools.  The “Cooking Across Cultures program worked with 18 diverse participants and fed 45 unduplicated individuals.  The program offered twelve free cooking classes, offered twice a month, and used ingredients from the emergency food boxes.  Every student received a grocery sacks filled with all of the items needed to prepare the recipes taught.



Family Building Blocks

Grant Amount: $9,000
Project: Improving Energy and Water Efficiency to Reduce Facility Costs
Year: 2009
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Several measures were put into place to significantly improve energy and water efficiency, thereby reducing facility costs at its Chelsea’s Place location, in order to avoid eliminating much-needed services for children who are at-risk for abuse and neglect.  Measures taken were: 1) replacing the old washer and dryer with a high-energy and high-capacity washer and dryer, 2) replacing three toilets with low-flow toilets; 3) replace significant areas of grass landscaping in the front of Chelsea’s Place with low-water use and low-maintenance plants; 4) install coverings on four FBB windows, in three offices, to improve energy efficiency during the winter and summer months; and 5) improve heating and cooling in the Outreach wing.  Through these five simple measures, they should achieve a cost-savings of $4,830 during the first year after changes have been made.  In addition to providing efficient services and increasing comfort, the savings will pay for eight months of non-USDA reimbursed lunches in the therapeutic Classrooms.



Family Building Blocks

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Therapeutic Playgrounds
Year: 2017
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The playground is considered an extension of the therapeutic classroom and stimulates young brains and helps develop fine and large motor skills. This project will serve children considered at high-risk for child abuse and neglect in Marion County.



Family Building Blocks, OARN

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: OARN: Improving Services for At-Risk Children and Families in Oregon
Year: 2011
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Funding for formal organizing of the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries into a separate legal entity that can act on behalf of all relief nurseries.  In effect, these funds freed up money to be used for direct services, while at the same time developing an organization that is able to educate and act on behalf of all relief nurseries, therefore strengthening the individual relief nurseries and allowing them to provide better service.


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