Social Services For Youth & Children

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Girls Incorporated of Northwest Oregon

Project: Afterschool Girl Empowerment programs for Portland-area girls

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Girls, Inc. of NW Oregon will bring Girls Group programming to girls in Multnomah and Washington Counties.  Participating girls are between the ages of 6 and 18 and represent the following racial/ethnic groups: Latina 30%, Black/African American 17%, White 24%, Native American 7%, Mixed Race 11%, Other/Unknown 7%.  Girls Groups cover three of the Girls Inc. curricula in three eight-week terms, meeting for 90 minutes weekly over a given school year.  Each curriculum is broken out into age-appropriate modules.  Girls Inc. anticipates the following outcomes: 65% of participants increase or maintain high levels of self-confidence, knowledge of subject matter and pro-social behaviors.  Girls Inc. Girls Group provides a one-of-a-kind, researched, gender-specific experiential educational opportunity for Portland area girls.



Good Neighbor Center

Project: Children's Program

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Tigard, OR
About:

This grant provided after school and summer programming for children living with their families at Good Neighbor Center, an safe emergency housing shelter that provides supportive, empowering services to families. The Children’s Program runs four days a week and serves all school-age children staying in shelter. After school there is a Homework Club followed by activities for the children. During the summer when school is out, the Summer School Program consists of tutoring, physical activities and daily field trips and includes children from transitional housing as well.



Good News Community Health Center

Project: Good News Clinic - two programs: Tutoring and Substance Abuse Prevention

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Grant supports two programs: 1) one-on-one educational tutoring for at-risk students and 2) expand substance abuse counseling as a next big step towards integrating a behavioral health program with primary care: a unique and critical offering in Rockwood, a neighborhood of outer SE Portland (Gresham), OR.



Good News Community Health Center, Inc.

Project: General Operations

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $7,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Good News Community Health Center (GNCHC) is a non-profit, faith and community-based medical center serving our poor and uninsured neighbors in the Rockwood community of East Multnomah County.  This grant helped to launch two new programs: A dental tech lab that gives patients an affordable option for dental restorations and a new program to assist patients with diabetic supplies.  The Rockwood community has some of the highest rates of Type II diabetes in the state.



Harney County Library Foundation

Project: Project Pre-COOL

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $14,280 Location: Burns, OR
About:

Provides a small branch library within the Early Childhood Center to introduce and connect families with young children with the larger Harney County Library, the library system and its resources.  Also supports the “Raising a Reader” program for these families.



Heart of Oregon Corps

Project: Post-Secondary Education Success Initiative

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR
About:

This initiative will expose and prepare 60 students from Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties to educational opportunities beyond high school. 46% of the youth will be first generation college enrollees.



Homeless Youth Law Clinic

Project: The p:ear legal project

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides community legal services ranging from advice, brief service and litigation, impacting fifty 14-25 year-old youth at p:ear. P:ear serves youth who are homeless, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.



Homeplate Youth Services

Project: Activities for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Hillsboro, OR
About:

Supports additional coordination and expansion of programming for HomePlate’s drop-in centers as well as outings with youth experiencing instability. Adding activities that increase youth’s mastery and belonging help to further their stability and hopes for a better future.  The main expectation is to support the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through intentional and well-rounded programming.  Project proposes to serve a projected 1,000 Washington County homeless youth during 2015.



HomePlate Youth Services

Project: Support to Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

Funds from the Lamb Foundation will support our work to serve Oregon’s most vulnerable community members and will strengthen our ability to provide consistent and focused attention to each individual along their journey to stability.



Human Solutions

Project: Keep Families & Children Housed (COVID-19)

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $20000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Human Solutions will work with up to 500 low-income families (1,460 adults and 945 children) living in affordable housing communities in the racially diverse and high poverty area of East Multnomah County to keep them housed during COVID19.



Human Solutions

Project: Homeless Services Program

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $11,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Homeless Services Program will prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless and support those who do with emergency services and housing placement. The program will serve at least 19,500 low-income people in East Multnomah County, OR.



Impact Northwest

Project: Healthy Start

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Supports the Healthy Start program, which supports and educates first-time, at-risk parents with children ages 0-3 in Multnomah County. Promotes positive parent-child relationships and healthy childhood growth & development.



Impact Northwest

Project: Communities for Safe Kids Program

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Impact NW’s Communities for Safe Kids program (C4SK) will empower our community to create an environment where children can grow up healthy and safe from violence, abuse and neglect.  Drawing upon cutting-edge research in violence prevention, this initiative pairs two existing Impact NW programs – Listen to Kids and the Kids on the Block Awareness Program – to provide engaging, informative workshops and curriculum to elementary school children in the Portland Metropolitan region. C4SK’s mission is to leverage the power of individuals, families and communities to advance the well-being and safety of children.  Research demonstrates repeatedly that effective violence prevention involves a child’s entire community, including teachers, school administrators, peers and families.  The program offers 4-6 one hour workshops,  incorporating educational puppetry, role play, and in-depth discussions, and includes prior training for teachers and parents.



Impact Northwest

Project: Housing & Safety Net services for families with children (HSN)

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Our HSN services reach families experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness in the greater Portland metro area. Our comprehensive range of stability supports are designed to support each family to meet their own goals for self-sufficiency.  Through client-led services, we aim to alleviate the most pervasive barriers that our clients face and foster self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. All of our HSN participants have experienced trauma, and are living in poverty and/or face homelessness.



J Bar J Youth Services

Project: Cascade Youth & Family Center: The LOFT - Transitional Living Program

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR
About:

The LOFT transitional shelter serves 25-30 runaways and youth experiencing homelessness annually, ages 16-24 from Central Oregon. The LOFT provides youth with services and support to transition into stable living situations.

The LOFT provides youth with emergency and transitional shelter, food, clothing, case management, counseling, independent living skills, employment assistance and referral services.  The LOFT will provide shelter for 25-30 youth for 3,000+ nights. Following residency 90% of formerly homeless clients will move on to stable living conditions.


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