Parkrose Community Resources

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COVID Testing – SEI/OHSU at Prescott Elem: Mon Nov 16, 2020 – Mon Dec 14, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Resources for PDX (and beyond)

Parkrose Stepping Up Monthly Resource Drive

The Parkrose Stepping Up community resource fair provides food, face masks, and other personal protective equipment to those in need. This was made possible due to our collaborative efforts with various Parkrose residents, businesses, and other agencies.

A big “Thank You” from Historic Parkrose to our volunteers, organizers, donors, funders, and community members: Terry Murphy, Self Enhancement, Inc. SEI SUN, Parkrose School District, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Food BankSunshine Division, Multnomah County, Prosper Portland, Grocery OutletHeritage Specialty FoodsParkrose Hardware, Blazing Stitches, SignsNow, Irwin Hodson, Linguava, Inkberry Print and Promotional, The Pongo Fund, Urban Animal Pet Services, Dollar Tree

Parkrose Resource List * Covid-19 updated information * Compiled by Historic Parkrose

Historic Parkrose is committed to increasing social equity, economic opportunity, and safety in Portland’s Parkrose district. We make change happen by fostering collaboration between our diverse neighbors, local businesses, and property owners. Contact Historic Parkrose’s general line at 503-964-7807 to reach our services. For volunteering, donations, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at info@historicparkrose.com.

If you are unhoused or experiencing housing insecurity in Parkrose, we can assist in the process of searching for resources and/or refer you to a direct service provider. To access this, please email our Community and Volunteer Engagement Liaison Lillyanne Pham at lillyanne@historicparkrose.com or call our general line. Learn more at historicparkrose.com.

For Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

  • BIPOC Crisis Line – linesforlife.org/racial-equity-support-line/
    • Lines for Life launched a Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support answered by BIPOC counselors. Call: (503) 575-3764. Available M-F from 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
  • People’s Crisis Linepeoplescrisislinepdx.com/
    • Their peer support team offers emotional support, provides practical assistance, and connects people to community resources. This crisis line provides community-based peer support with the aim to decrease police contact, involvement, or interaction in Portland. Call/Text: 503-200-7993. Open 24/7.
  • Black and Brown Community Organizer, Bretto Jackson
    • Who? The Black and Brown community in Portland, mostly adults
    • What?
      • Not for crisis situations, for mentorship and resource navigation
      • Bretto provides food box deliveries, job navigation, and mentorship for those formerly imprisoned. He also works on cultural awareness, clean energy, and mental health awareness with Portland organizations.
    • Contact info: Email Bretto Jackson at bretto@rosewoodinitiative.org
  • Division Midway Alliance – http://divisionmidway.org/

For Immigrant & Refugee Communities

  • Lutheran Community Services NW – https://lcsnw.org/office/portland/
    • Who? Culturally specific groups include Eastern European group, Slavic community, Bhutanese group, Arabic group.
    • Where? 605 SÉ Cesar Estrada Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
    • What? Behavioral health and Refugee Community Services. They also provide a high school support group for refugee immigrants. They have funding to support those without medical insurance.
    • Contact: Alisa Kajikawa, Community Outreach Supervisor Refugee Services 971-666-3268/ akajikawa@lcsnw.org
  • EECRC (Ethiopian and Eritrean Cultural and Resource Center)https://eecrc.org/
    • Who? For Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrant and refugee families and youth
    • Where? 1515 SE 122nd Ave # 1441H Portland OR 97233
    • What? Youth mentorship and assistance for community members who tested positive and either isolated or quarantined.
    • Contact info: etercrc@gmail.com/ 503 496 8133
  • Unite Oregon – https://www.uniteoregon.org/
    • Who? Immigrants, Refugees, People of Color living in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington County or Rogue Valley.
    • Where?
      • Multnomah: 1390 SE 122nd Ave Portland, Oregon 97233/ Main Phone: (503) 287-4117
      • Washington County: 12745 SW Beaverdam Rd, Cubicle 193 Beaverton, OR 97005 / Main Phone: (503) 828-9736
    • What? Statewide Community Advocacy, Organizing and Support for Housing, COVID-Relief, Economic Planning, and Social Services.,
    • For COVID-19 Relief: Email Vania Lucio-Mancilla, Multnomah County Organizer at vania@uniteoregon.org or call (503) 462-9602
    • General Contact: https://www.uniteoregon.org/contact

For LGBTQIA2S+

  • Quest Center for Integrative Health – quest-center.org
    • Who? Support low income, LGBTQIA2S+ people and those living and dying with chronic illness (esp HIV)
    • What? Services (e.g. mental health, addiction, yoga, peer groups) along with health providers and telehealth.
    • Where? 2901 E. Burnside Portland, Oregon 97214
    • Contact info: Email Director of Behavioral Health Danielle Deer danielle@quest-center.org or call (503) 238-5203
  • Q Center – https://www.pdxqcenter.org 
    • Who? Transgender communities, LGBTQ Veterans, youth, seniors
    • What? Our support and activity groups are community-based and peer-led
    • Where? 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
    • Contact info: Email Program Coordinator Levi Moon: levi@pdxqcenter.org or call (503) 234-7837

Employment Resources

  • PCC Workforce Inc. pcc.edu/workforce-development/metro/
    • Who? For Individuals who are unemployed and underemployed by working with, and connecting job seekers to local employers, training opportunities, and community resources
    • What? Job readiness and placement assistance (e.g. interview practice, resume building, and 1:1 coaching).
    • Contact Info: Mulu Terefe – Employment & Training Advisor | Email: mterefe@pcc.edu | Office 971-722-2140
  • Stone Soup PDX stonesouppdx.com/
    • Who? For at risk communities interested in starting a career in the food and hospitality industry. Referrals come exclusively from social service agencies
    • What? A workforce development program teaching in-depth culinary and professional development skills. A small stipend is paid to participants enrolled in the program and graduates gain access to the Job Placement Network.
    • Contact Info: Email Board President and Founder, Ronit Gerard at ronit@stonesouppdx.com or Executive Director Craig D. Gerard at craig@stonesouppdx.com
  • Community Investment Trust – investcit.com

Employment Resources For Seniors

For Youth

  • Parkrose School District Gateway Program
    • Who? Youth in the Parkrose School District
    • What? From assistance with academic fees to school clothes and supplies, this program offers support for students.
    • Contact info: Email Homeless Liaison Safiyya Algellal at algelsaf@parkrose.k12.or.us
  • Multnomah County School-Based Health Centers
    • Visit this website for current locations and hours: https://multco.us/school/student-health-centers-locations-and-hours
    • Who? Any youth in grades K-12 who live or go to school in Multnomah County can come to our clinics. You don’t need to attend the school where the center is located.
    • What? Student Health Centers at Parkrose, David Douglas and Roosevelt high schools are open Fall 2020 for in-person health services, mental health counseling, and phone and video appointments.
    • Contact info for the Parkrose site: 503-988-3392
  • ALBA Collaborativeorg/alba-collaborative
    • Who? Youth ages 9-17 who are at-risk of or experiencing housing instability.
    • What?
      • The program offers community-and site-based case management, family mediation and reunification support, in-reach to schools and response to law enforcement, crisis intervention and short-term emergency housing menu, basic needs and transportation, client assistance, resource referral and navigation (including access to alternative education options, LGBTQ-specific programs, wraparound services for gang-impacted and sex-trafficked youth).
      • The New Avenues Youth Opportunity Center offers drop-in hours for youth to use computers, access culturally specific hygiene products, laundry, quiet spaces, and more. Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.
    • Where? 470 SE 165th Ave., Portland, OR 97233
    • Contact info: To connect with the program, make a referral, or learn more, call 971-754-4350 or email alba@newavenues.org. If you are in need of immediate assistance or crisis support, call our 24/7/365 line at 503-224-4598.
  • p:ear – pearmentor.org
    • Who? Unhoused youth, ages 16-25
    • Where? 338 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
    • What? An art program, bike shop, and safe space with limited hours due to COVID-19.
    • Contact info: Email Safe Space Coordinator Tony Camacho at tony@pearmentor.org or call 503-228-6677

For those unhoused or housing insecure

  • Call 211 – 211info.org
    • 211info empowers Oregon and Southwest Washington communities by helping people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources they need.
  • Rahab’s Sistersrahabs-sisters.org
    • Who? Those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use.
    • Where? St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR
    • What?
      • Meals and supplies on Fridays (7-9 PM)
      • Private eating area for non-cis men
      • Mental health providers
      • Camp outreach in Montavilla
    • Contact info: Email community@rahabs-sisters.org or call 971-208-3176
  • Transition Projects Veteran Services – tprojects.org/get-assistance/veterans-services
    • Who? Individuals who have served in the military and their families who are unhoused or experiencing housing insecurity
    • Where? 8028 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215
    • What? This program offers a variety of supportive services to veterans (including National Guard or Reserves) such as access to legal assistance, benefits advocacy, and homelessness prevention services.
    • How?
    • Contact info: Email Veterans Outreach Supervisor Gelinda Chernault at chernault@tprojects.org or call 503-488-7725
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors PDX – org
    • Who? Small homeless encampments in North Portland and service providers looking for training resources for their communities.
    • Where? Kenton District in Portland
    • What? Trash removal and care kits
    • Contact info: Email Logistics Coordinator Patt Opdyke at neighborshelp12@comcast.net or Service Provider Terrance Moses at terrance@technetez.com
  • The Urban League Portland – org/programs/housing
    • Who? Prioritizes BIPOC single adults, but welcomes all to call.
    • What? Housing assistance hotline for housed and unhoused folks.
    • How? Call 503-280-2600
    • When? Open twice a month, usually the second and last Friday of the month. Can vary, but please do call to check-in.
    • Contact info: Email Housing Specialist Ramon Lowe at rlowe@ulpdx.org or their general email address at ulpdx@ulpdx.org

For those experiencing food insecurity

  • Neighborhood House – org/food-security/
    • Who? People experiencing food insecurity and receiving food assistance (income verification not required).
    • What? Food deliveries in bulk or to individuals. Food includes rice, beans, cooking oil, meat, canned meat, canned veggies, fresh produce when available, cooking staples, and can get culturally responsive food.
    • How? Send number, name, dietary restrictions and/or culturally specific needs.
    • Contact info: Community Liaison, Jonathan Mathews at jmathews@nhpdx.org
  • Sunshine Divisionorg
    • Who? Portland residents in need of food and clothing
    • What? Food box home deliveries or pick up at food pantry
    • Pantry Locations:
      • 687 N. Thompson St. Portland, OR 97227 | Phone # (503) 823-2102
      • 12436 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233 | Phone # (971) 255-0834
    • Register for Christmas Food Delivery on Dec 19: sunshine-division.cyrkusevents.com/holiday
    • Contact info: Email office@htcrelay.com
  • C3 Church Food Pantry – com/
    • Who? Portland residents in need of food
    • What? Food boxes for pick up
    • Where? 6120 NE 57th Ave, Portland, OR, 97218 (This is a ministry of C3 Church NE Portland and located directly across from church offices and worship center at 5740 NE Portland Highway.)
    • Drive through and pick up pre-packed boxes of food every Tuesday and Saturday from 12pm-1pm.
  • Crossroads Food Bank – https://www.crossroadsportland.com/crossroads-food-bank/
    • Who? Portland residents in need of food
    • What? Food boxes for pick up
    • Where? Crossroads Church parking lot (2407 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220)
    • Drive through and pick up pre-packed boxes of food every Tuesday 11:30 am to 1pm.
  • Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) http://www.pacsonline.org/
    • Who? Portland residents in need of food, medical care, clothing
    • What? Provide food, low-cost dental care, and low-cost clothing/household items to individuals and families
    • Where? 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220
    • Contact info: Phone: (503) 252-8500

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