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Youth Resources

Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
Organization: Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

Candlelighters is a non-profit organization, providing support to over a thousand families affected by childhood cancer in Oregon and SW Washington. Candlelighters offers support and services, without regard to economics, race, religion, choice of physician(s) or health care facilities.

Candlelighters provides frontline assistance to families of cancer patients, ages 0-21, as they battle the emotional stresses of their experiences.

Meetings, personal assistance and activities for families provide the outlets needed to share the fear and frustrations caused by childhood cancer.

Address: 5440 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 125, Portland, OR 97221
Telephone: (503) 719-4244
Central City Concern
Organization: Central City Concern

Central City Concern (CCC) provides a comprehensive range of services including housing, healthy and recovery assistance. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center and operates at multiple sites across the Portland area. CCC provides safe and supportive housing, health care, mental health, meaningful employment, and peer support. The Recovery Center also offers a culturally-specific addiction treatment service to African American clients.

CCC certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors are highly trained and committed to successful treatment and outcomes.

Visit their website to learn more and how to contact the service facility nearest you.

Address: 232 NW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Telephone: (503) 294-1681
Organization: CODA

CODA offers 15 programs at ten sites in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, and last year we worked with nearly 3,000 people, helping them get the healthcare, treatment, housing and employment they needed in order to reach recovery and sustain healthier lives.

CODA offers outpatient services in Portland, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro and Tigard, where you can meet with counselors, attend groups, and if your health situation calls for it, you can receive medication to block your cravings. CODA also works with people who struggle with mental illness and substance use.

We offer gender-specific residential programs for men and women in Gresham. Our women’s program serves women with small children.

CODA also offers alcohol- and drug-free housing for adults with specific needs.

Website: CODA
Address: 1030 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232
Telephone: (503) 239-8400
De Paul Treatment Centers
Organization: De Paul Treatment Centers

De Paul Treatment Centers provides drug and alcohol treatment to men, women, youth, and families. We offer a full continuum of care that includes medical detox, residential, day treatment and outpatient programs, family therapy, and treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders.

Adult clients (18 and over) access services at our downtown Portland facility or in Hillsboro.
Youth clients, ages 13-18, receive services at our Youth & Family Center in NE Portland or in Hillsboro.
The downtown Portland facility and the Youth & Family Center also provide treatment for co-occurring mental health issues.

Payment for Services
De Paul Treatment Centers offers a variety of payment options and work with many insurance providers. All outpatient service fees are on a sliding scale for those who choose to self-pay.

Call us and schedule a free appointment for our client services specialist to sit down with you and review your financial situation. We strive to make treatment affordable and work with individuals and families to open the doors to recovery.

Adult Center
1312 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205

205 SE 3rd, Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR 97123

De-Paul Youth Center
4310 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97218

Address: 1312 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 535-1151
Impact Northwest
Organization: Impact Northwest

Impact NW implements innovative programs that respond to our community’s specific needs, connecting our clients with tools and resources that empower them to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and transition into financial independence.

Some of our services include providing Emergency Housing Assistance for short-term motel stays, placement in local shelters, and direct rent assistance for families with children only. We also provide assistance with utility bills and some cash assistance for necessary items. Short-term case management and bi-lingual information services.

Janus Youth Programs
Organization: Janus Youth Programs

Janus Youth Programs provide thousands of youth with an accessible and supportive path out of homelessness. Janus Youth Programs include street outreach, assessment, emergency and short-term shelter, transitional and independent housing, and case management.

Access Center
Serving homeless youth ages 14 to 24. Provides immediate access to basic needs and safe shelter off the streets. Screenings can be accommodated 365 days of the year between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 432-3986

Porch Light Shelter
Portland’s only 30-bed crisis shelter for homeless youth ages 14 to 24 in need of immediate shelter, Porch Light provides nourishing meals, shower and laundry facilities and 15 nights of safe shelter each month for youth working to secure permanent housing.
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland, Oregon 97205

(503) 222-5933
Street Light Shelter
With shelter capacity for 30 young people nightly, Street Light provides safe shelter and a range of supportive services for youth ages 14 to 24 who are actively engaged in exiting street life.
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland, Oregon 97205

(503) 224-5988
Bridge House
Bridge House provides a safe, supportive, supervised home environment for seven youth ages 16 to 20 that meet homeless criteria. Bridge House also serves pregnant or parenting youth with children under the age of two.
(503) 238-1702

An independent living program for youth ages 16 to 20 that meet homeless criteria, Changes provides basic financial assistance with initial move-in costs such as a security deposit, application fee or cleaning fee for an apartment, and case management support to youth ready to live on their own.
(503) 380-0725

Address: Administrative Offices:
Organization: JOIN

The JOIN Day Center provides a comprehensive range of basic services to 80-100 people every Monday through Friday. Services include restrooms, showers, a mailing address, laundromat vouchers, hygiene items, clothing resources, referral information, coffee, conversation, and a refuge from the weather.

Showers • Personal Hygiene • Laundry • Mail • Computer Resources • Housing Referral • Employment Assistance • Medical & Dental Referral • Food Box Delivery

Website: JOIN
Address: 1435 NE 81st Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213
Telephone: (503) 232-2031
NARA – Native American Rehabilitation Assocation
Organization: NARA – Native American Rehabilitation Assocation

The mission of NARA, NW is to provide education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable populations.

NARA NW now operates a residential family treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a family resource program, transitional housing for Native women and children, and a primary health care clinic.

Health & Wellness Services
Outpatient Addiction Services
Residential Addiction Services
Adult Mental Health Services
Child & Family Services
Youth Programs

Visit our website to learn more about each service.

Address: 1776 SW Madison Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 224-1044
Neighborhood House
Organization: Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House delivers innovative and life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages. Our programs prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty, and support seniors to continue living independently.

Address: 7780 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, Oregon 97219
Telephone: (503) 246-1663
Oregon Assistance Programs
Organization: Oregon Assistance Programs

A comprehensive listing of State programs providing low income families and individuals financial assistance for all sorts of needs.