Community development

ACHIEVING A SAFE COMMUNITY

Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform
503-287-0261
www.albinaministerialcoalition.org/
Advocating for police accountability in Portland, OR.

Bicycle Transportation Alliance
503-226-0676
www.btaoregon.org/
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Bike Safety Education and Safe Routes to School Programs offer resources to learn about safe biking strategies.

Ceasefire Oregon
503-220-1669
www.ceasefireoregon.org/
Works to prevent gun violence throughout Oregon and nationally.

Coalition Against Hate Crimes
www.oregoncahc.org/ 
The Coalition Against Hate Crimes (CAHC) was started by the American Jewish Committee in Portland, Oregon. It held its first meeting in early October 1997. Its members are representatives from a wide variety of community and government organizations. The Coalition and its members support non-violent solutions to the problem of hate and hate crimes in Oregon.

Domestic Violence Coordinator’s Office and Women’s Crisis Line
503-988-4112
Women’s Crisis Line: 888-235-5333
domestic.violence@co.multnomah.or.us 
http://web.multco.us/dv/
Resources for people experiencing domestic violence, and referrals to the many agencies that provide direct support to survivors in the Portland area.

Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NETs)
http://www.portlandonline.com/
http://www.pdxprepared.net/
In the event of a citywide or regional emergency such as a severe winter storm, flood or major earthquake, households need to be prepared to be on their own for the first 72 hours.  Neighborhoods need to be prepared for self-sufficiency, too.  NETs are citizens trained by the Portland Office of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Watch Organizer
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/
Information about how to become a Neighborhood Watch Organizer including the role, responsibilities, and an online interest form.

Oregon Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Call 911 in emergency situations
In non-emergencies, call 503-731-3100
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/children/pages/abuse/cps/cw_branches.aspx/
Information about recognizing child abuse and neglect, and resources for reporting abuse.

Oregon Consumer Hotline
503-229-5576
1-877-877-9392
help@oregonconsumer.gov
www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/pages/hotline.aspx/ 
Oregon Department of Justice’s hotline to call if you have a question about a consumer-related issue or would like to file a complaint against a business.

Organizing People Activating Leaders (OPAL)
2407 SE 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206
503-342-8910
info@opalpdx.org
http://www.opalpdx.org/about/ 
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities. OPAL organizes low-income communities and people of color to achieve a safe and healthy environment where we live, work, play and pray.

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/ 
Information about flood/landslide, earthquake, and winter preparedness. 

Caring for Eachother

211info
Dial 211, toll free
www.211info.org/
211info has free information about more than 7,000 health, community, and social services that can help.

Hands On Greater Portland
c/o United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
503-200-3355
http://www.unitedway-pdx.org/convening
Hands On Greater Portland is a resource that can connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area. Find volunteer opportunities with a broad range of non-profit organizations.

Neighborhood Gleaners
https://www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodGleaners/ 
volunteer group that gleans food from farmers’ markets and re-distributes it to seniors.

Celebrating Diversity

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97220
503-234-1541
http://www.irco.org/ 
Promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Offers employment and family services, translators, interpreters, African and Asian family service centers, and culturally specific events.

Multicultural Center at Portland State University
228 Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-5342
cultures@pdx.edu
http://www.pdx.edu/dmss/multicultural-center/

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Ave. 
Portland, OR 97205
http://www.outsidein.org  
Provides homeless youth with healthcare, employment, education services and more to increase work readiness, obtain and retain employment, obtain a GED, and enter college.

Somali American Council Of Oregon
11918 SE Division Suite 377
Portland, OR 97266
971-266-0919
info@sacoo.org 
http://sacoo.org/  
The mission of Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO) is to empower the Somali community by enhancing relationships between members of the community and between the community and state wide and/or federal agencies while also promoting cultural expression and diversity.

The August Wilson Red Door Project
6344 N. Curtis Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
971-266-0344
info@reddoorproject.org
http://www.reddoorproject.org/
The August Wilson Red Door Project is a social change agent, using the arts as a catalyst for creating a lasting, positive change in the racial ecology of Portland. Using the theatre as a catalyst and springboard, the AWRDP is creating opportunities for people to tell their stories, have them be heard, and interact with one another in ways that change the perspectives of all involved. Each conversation is professionally facilitated.

Getting to Know Your Neighbors

Hands On Greater Portland
c/o United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
503-200-3355
info@handsonportland.org
http://www.unitedway-pdx.org/volunteerism
Hands On Greater Portland is a resource that can connect you with a volunteer opportunity that makes a meaningful, rewarding change in the Portland area. Find volunteer opportunities with a broad range of non-profit organizations.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97220
503-234-1541
http://www.irco.org/ 
Promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Offers employment and family services, translators, interpreters, African and Asian family service centers, and culturally specific events.

Office of Neighborhood Involvement
1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204
503-823-4519
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/
Provides resources and information for and about Portland Neighborhoods, including resources for hosting neighborhood events, diversity and civic leadership councils and current event calendars.

Honoring Elders

Age-Friendly Portland
503-725-5236
http://agefriendlyportland.org/ 
AgeFriendlyPortland.org, is a resource to highlight the work and activities of the recently adopted Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland. This action was adopted by the City of Portland in October 2013.

Elders in Action
1411 SW Morrison St.
Suite 290
Portland, OR 97205
503-235-5474
info@eldersinaction.org
http://www.eldersinaction.org/ Elders in Action works to assure a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults.

Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th
Portland, OR 97212
503-288-8303

http://hollywoodseniorcenter.org/
The Hollywood Senior Center is an independent non-profit community organization serving older adults, their caregivers and the neighboring community through the provision of education, information, health and wellness, recreation, nutrition and social services.

Neighborhood Gleaners https://www.facebook.com/NeighborhoodGleaners/  
A volunteer group that gleans food from farmers’ markets and re-distributes it to seniors.

SAGE Metro Portland
Services offered at Friendly House, Inc.

1737 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
503-228-4391
https://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/programs/gay-and-grey/
SAGE Metro Portland works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach programs and resource development.

Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE)
1515 SW 5th Ave. Suite 600
Portland, OR 9720
971-717-6570
info@wearesage.org
http://www.wearesage.org/ 
SAGE inspires people over fifty to create opportunities for future generations to thrive.

The Aging Artfully Initiative
jim@agingartfully.org
http://www.agingartfully.org/ 
The Aging Artfully Initiative (AAI) is a collaborative group of community leaders and elder activists in Portland, Oregon that is forming a multi-generational community of caring people focused on the creative arts and aging artfully. 

Investing in Youth

Envirovillage
503-734-0978
envirovillage@gmail.com
http://envirovillageonline.com/
Envirovillage is a project that develops art and outdoor experiences, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and community projects to connect people to each other and the environment.

Ethos Music Center
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
503-283-8467
info@ethos.org
http://www.ethos.org/
Ethos/IFCC offers arts programming for both youth and adults, including classes for Musical Theater, African Dance, Breakdancing, Ballet, Tap, and more.

Global & Multicultural Resource Center
World Affairs Council
1200 SW Park Ave., Third Floor
Portland, OR 97205
503-306-5252
http://worldoregon.org/education/
K-12 program provides material resources to schools to enhance international education and multicultural awareness. Offerings include: international speakers, Cultural Immersion programs, and a lending library of Culture Boxes.

Oregon Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Call 911 in emergency situations
In non-emergencies, call 503-731-3100
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/children/pages/abuse/cps/cw_branches.aspx/
Information about recognizing child abuse and neglect, and resources for reporting abuse.

p:ear
338 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR
503-228-6677
http://www.pearmentor.org/ 
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth ages 15-24 through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
North Campus, 717 North Killingsworth Court
Portland, OR 97217
503-797-7222
chodges@portlandoic.org 
East Campus, Rockwood Plaza, 2208 NE 182nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
avarnado@portlandoic.org 
http://portlandoic.org/ 
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., reconnects alienated at-risk youth affected by poverty, family instability and homelessness; with high school education through Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), and with career training through POIC Work Opportunity Training programs (WOT). We continue to mentor and support our graduates in post-secondary education until they reach the age of stable maturity at 25, through our Rosemary Anderson Transitions program (RATR).

Self Enhancement, Inc.
3920 N. Kerby Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
503-249-1721
http://www.selfenhancement.org/
Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), is a nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth. In 31 years, SEI has grown from a 1-week summer basketball camp to a flourishing agency serving thousands of students each year in the greater Portland, Oregon area, with plans to replicate across the country.

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