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CARE TO SHARE
Coordinates assistance to families and individuals who seek emergency food and other basic needs. Serves people who live within the following zip codes: 97005, 97006, 97007, 97008, 97225 and 97229.
CASH Oregon provides low income families and individuals, from every community and background in Oregon, with the tools and resources to begin building solid financial futures. CASH (Creating Assets,Savings and Hope) works to improve financial health of low income working families and individuals.
Provides permanent housing to homeless women and offer the support services they need to remain in housing.
CENTRAL CITY CONCERN
Nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions.
CityTeam Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in several cities.
CLACKAMAS SERVICE CENTER
The Clackamas Service Center has been serving the residents of Clackamas County since 1973. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3, completely donation supported organization. Clackamas Service Center is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to helping homeless and low income individuals and families live a healthy lifestyle by providing critical services designed to promote self-sufficiency. Services include groceries, clothing, meals and medical/dental care.
Community Action works, in Washington County, to eliminate the conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people, and communities, to thrive in.
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE OF TENANTS
Oregonâ€™s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. Educating and empowering Oregon tenants to demand affordable, stable and safe rental homes.
Collect and redistribute used good to those in need or sell them for proceeds.
Department of Human Services, includes 14 branch offices throughout the county and is the starting point for all government services. See more information on WIC (Women Infant Children) Nutrition Program, which is also run through the DHS, below.
FATHER'S HEART STREET MINISTRY
Helps get ID cards. Works with Hooper Detoxification Center. Teaches computer skills, provides health screening, foot care clinic, Bible Study, free haircuts once a month, food boxes, showers, laundry services for homeless clients. Feeds 350-500 people/wk.
Non-profit, in Portland, with programs like Childrenâ€™s Programs, Adult Recreation and Education, and Services for Seniors and Homeless Families.
GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER
Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services. Program areas are Childrenâ€™s Programs, Community Recreation and Education, and Services for Seniors and Homeless Families.
GOOD ROOTS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Our food bank is open Saturdays at 9am, serving those in need who live in the 97222 & 97267 zip codes. In order to receive a food box, you must be registered by noon.
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH FOOD CLOSET
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Food Closet provides nutritious food to those in need in a compassionate and dignified manner. Our market-style facility allows the client to select which foods best fit their needs. We are open three days a week with clients welcome to visit every two weeks.
HUMAN SOLUTIONS (includes Daybreak Family Shelter and Family Winter Shelter - Warming Center)
Has programs to assist families and individuals to find successful pathways out of poverty and homelessness toward self-sufficiency. Daybreak - 503-548-0200.
Helps people achieve self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Programs include; Early Childhood Services, Youth and Family Services, Housing and Safety Net Services, and Seniors and Adults with Disability Services.
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) provides school-linked anti-poverty services, rental and energy assistance for over 70 families each year.
JOIN supports homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.
LEWIS &CLARK LEGAL CLINIC
The Legal Clinic's mission is to provide law students with practical skills training in a law office setting as well as teach the skills necessary for pro bono services to low income clients. The Clinic generally represents low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative law problems. These legal problems include, but are not limited to: residential evictions, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, child support modifications, domestic violence cases, and tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
LifeWorks NW provides quality and culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services in numerous Portland area facilities.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY AGING & DISABILITY SERVICES
A 24-hour helpline to help identify and enroll in government programs such as Medicaid and Food Stamps, identify possible abuse against seniors and people with disabilities, and outreach to ethnic minority populations.
MY SISTERS HOUSE
The goal of My Sister's House is to have every family able to be self-supporting and life-skill confident upon leaving the program to permanent housing. Offers Transitional Housing, Domestic Violence Classes, Parenting Classes, Job Skill Training, and Educational Opportunities.
MY FATHER'S HOUSE
Is the largest privately funded family shelter of its kind in the United States. Has a success rate of 85%. Shelters over 130 families each year
Neighborhood Houseâ€™s wide array of programs provide comprehensive services that effectively meet the needs of our low-income and senior clients, many who struggle with not just one, but multiple challenges.
NORTH BY NORTHEAST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Volunteer medical clinic offering basic health services at no cost to low-income uninsured residents of inner North and Northeast Portland.
Provides food, educational services, counseling, coaching, training, and other resources to at risk youth, individuals and families in order to break cycles of poverty and build healthy futures.
OPEN ARMS & HELPING HANDS WAREHOUSE (OAHHW)
Warehouse provides furniture, linens, household items, appliances, and limited medical equipment depending on donations. Located on the grounds of Christ the King Catholic Parish
OREGON FOOD BANK
We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.
OUTSIDE IN - Medical Clinic
Help homeless youth and other marginalized people with health and self-sufficiency. Offer a Federally Qualified Health Center, a licensed Mental Health Agency, and serve LGBT youth.
PORTLAND ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES (PACS)
Provide health care at the community level for those without insurance. Also have a Food Pantry for low-income families and a Thrift Store.
PORTLAND RESCUE MISSION
Provides food, shelter, addiction recovery and other vital services to homeless men, women and children in Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Rose HavenÂ is a one-stop community and intervention center for women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, and homelessness, in Portland, Oregon.
SELF-ENHANCEMENT INC (SEI)
They have a variety of programs to assist children in urban settings, after school/summer programs, post high school support and parent involvement.
Meets the on-going needs of the hungry, homeless and low-income in our community by providing shelter and food for the homeless and services for children of low-income families. Based in Vancouver, WA.
SNOWCAP COMMUNITY CHARITIES
Primarily gives food/clothing. New programs included English language instruction, community gardens, and home delivered food boxes for seniors.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PORTLAND COUNCIL
Our pantry is capable of supplying a 3-5 day supply of healthy, well-balanced food. Our staff will assist families in getting connected to food stamp benefits, WIC and senior nutrition programs.Also provides utility/rent assistance.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF LANE COUNTY'S FIRST PLACE FAMILY CENTER
Each year First Place serves over 550 families with about 1,000 children. Â St. Vincent de Paul of Lane CountyÂ has built over 1,000 units of affordable housing in our community.
They are an entrepreneurial nonprofit that makes over 50% of their income from recycling operations.
SUNSHINE DIVISION - Portland Police Bureau
We offer emergency food assistance six days a week at our warehouse as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched those in need at any time. In addition to food relief we also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need.
TRANSITION PROJECTS INC. (TPI)
The mission of Transition Projects is to serve people's needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. Each year we serve more than 9,000 people.
UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. One of their shelters is dedicated exclusively to recovery and they also offer job training opportunities.
WALLACE MEDICAL CONCERN
(Downtown Portland Clinic and Rockwood Clinic)
Provides affordable primary and urgent care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured people in Portland and Gresham.
WOMEN INFANTS CHILDREN WIC) NUTRITION PROGRAM
Gives medical, and other benefits, and it is administrated by The Department of Human Services.
WORKSOURCE OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT
Provide the resources to help Oregon's unemployed and underemployed get connected with employers, jobs and training.
YOUR NEXT STEP
We provide small, one time grants to hard-working, low income Oregonians who have incurred unexpected financial crises and are at risk of falling into poverty.