There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, even Valentine’s Day for couples. Absent but of equal merit in the holiday calendar is a day for children! No matter what our age, the youth within needs to be recognized and appreciated. One organization, Centro Cultural in Washington County, has turned their Children’s Day Celebration into a tradition, returning for its 15th year this Saturday, April 25 in Cornelius
A party for any reason is fun, but a party that brings together diverse individuals under one banner in unity is special: it has the power to bring change. In Portland, availability of affordable housing continues to be a concern, its threat rising with the prices. The Welcome Home Coalition recognizes the power of a party, and is bringing out the confetti in hopes that you will bring everyone you know to it in support of keeping rents affordable in Portland
The Southwest Washington Special Education Resource Fair and Conference this Saturday showcases the area’s dynamic network of special needs providers and experts through free workshops and an exhibit hall. Come to Prairie High School from 9am—12pm for lots of resources and useful information.
Operation Veterans Hope is a story of success against intimidating odds. Envisioned as a service project responding to the needs of community veterans, two OHSU nursing students in Monmouth; Denis Marshall and Miki Todosov in a matter of weeks, cobbled together a motley of service providers despite a non-existent budget to serve over 80 veterans. It's back for a second year.
the Portland Metro Area has an amazing abundance of outdoor and adventure-packed programs to keep all kids entertained. And before you argue that it’s summer school or complete brain mushiness come September, consider this 211info-curated list of educational, yet fun and low cost summertime resources. Your kids say thank you!
Free basic services are coming to Yamhill county! Whether it’s a health screening, food support, or shelter information, find these vital resources and much more at a Community Connect event at Chemeketa Community College, Yamhill Valley Campus, in McMinnville on Friday, May 15.
Like for kids four to five years old everywhere, kindergarten is coming this fall in Southwest Washington. Families of these soon-to-be students are lucky though to have a free community event to help the little ones prepare for school this fall. Stop by your local public library on May 9 for information plus much more.
Portland’s Potluck in the Park volunteers respond to the vital need of Portland’s hungry and homeless week in and week out. Guests come for a delicious, warm meal and the community that is created when a meal is shared between others who know the same struggles and those who care deeply for them. The next event will take place in the O’Bryant Square underground parking lot on April 26, offering a lot more than usual.
Free basic services are coming to Albany in Linn county. Whether it’s a health screening, a hot meal, or shelter information, find these vital resources and much more at a Community Connect event at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany on May 14.
The Head Start and Early Head Start programs for pregnant mothers and children 0–5 years old provide comprehensive child development and family support. Is your East Portland family looking for such a program? Then it’s time to enroll your child in the Head Start or Early Head Start Program at Mt. Hood Community College. Attend an enrollment event at East County Church on Monday, April 27.
Professionals and parents are welcome to attend a symposium of Oregon’s boldest and brightest leaders involved in youth mental health, held at Providence Portland Medical Center on May 18. Intriguing discussion is in store as speakers and panelists draw upon a wide diversity in background advancing mental health causes.
Wearing a helmet when we bike is conventional wisdom. We wear helmets to prevent harmful bumps and bruises, but often forget about other risks. More than 100,000 cases of oral, head and neck cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Don’t be one of those cases: get screened at a Providence Cancer Center event on April 29.
Youth Outreach Center in Newberg is now accepting applications for *SafeShelter Host Homes*. These homes (individual or family) would provide emergency shelter of up to 21 days for 11-17 year old runaways or homeless youth in our local communities. If you are interested in opening your home to youth in need, here are the details.
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is reaching out to everyone in communities statewide, including residents, nonprofits, and other community agencies delivering housing and human services to our communities’ most vulnerable. They do that through two ways.
If you want your young son or daughter to grow up healthy and strong, well, that requires a lot of veggie crunching and fruit munching, with many a well-balanced meal too. For families who are WIC or SNAP eligible, high grocery prices and investment in cookware make this commitment pretty daunting. That is where the Yamhill Cooking Project can help county families with young children 0-8 years old.
The Latino Community Resource Group in Clark County invites Southwest Washington’s Latino Community to their 2015 Spring Resources Fair on April 18. Come for an exciting afternoon of learning and fun for the whole family.
New parents, maybe your young child’s future success is on your mind, even now. Here are a couple ideas. From day one, to preschool, these excellent Portland resources will kickstart your son or daughter’s future.
Building a positive relationship with your kids through “the rules of love and logic…” Sherwood parents, are you intrigued? Then join the Sherwood School District for a free dinner as you learn more about this concept on Wednesday, April 15.