The Second Question: Insight, Resources, Connections

10.22.14
Do you have barriers that prevent you from renting the unit you really want? Are bad credit, poor rental history, evictions or similar issues holding you back? The Housing Authority of Yamhill County offers classes to help people overcome screening barriers and be more successful as renters. Upon completion of the program you will receive a certificate to show area landlords you are Ready-to Rent©.
10.22.14
Do you live in the Reynolds School District? Looking for something fun to do with the family on Thursday, Oct. 30? Metropolitan Family Service is hosting a free resource fair and movie night at Hartley Elementary School located at 701 NE 185th Pl, Portland, OR 97230. Starting at 5:30pm, many different health and social services will be offering free information that can help families prepare for the winter months. Then at 6pm, there will be a showing of the hilarious animated film, "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit".
10.17.14
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10.17.14
CARE is once again partnering with volunteers in the community to create a warming center to be opened when the weather creates conditions that are life threatening. They need volunteers to set up, clean up and staff the night time hours. The center will open at 8pm and close at 9am. All volunteers will receive training and can choose which of the volunteer activities they would like to do.
10.17.14
Help benefit Gresham veterans and families in need by attending Harvest Fest. This fundraiser is hosted VFW Post 180 Ladies Auxiliary and includes a spaghetti dinner, 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes and fun activities for kids. Oct. 25, 2014 3pm-7pm 150 W. Powell Blvd.      
10.17.14
The McMinnville School District kicks off a series of free workshops on Oct. 23 for families with children birth to 5 years old (who reside in the district). Dinner, child care and public transportation are all provided. Classes will be held at Sue Buel Elementary, 1985 SE Davis St., McMinnville, OR 97128. For more information and to register, contact Mary Dressel at 503.565.4004 or mdressel@msd.k12.or.us.
10.17.14
Hands-on experience with food and ingredients to take home. Clark County Food Bank is currently hosting a six-week Cooking Matters hands-on nutrition education class. Classes are held on Fridays from 10am-noon at the food bank (6502 NE 47th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98661).
10.16.14
Hosted by Drug-Free Estacada Families and Youth (DEFY), this free youth mental health first aid training will be taught by mental health experts from Clackamas County. The course is designed for non-professionals and professionals alike who live and work with adolescents and who desire to gain a better understanding of what behavior is normal and what behavior might indicate a pending crisis or need for intervention.
10.16.14
Portland Public Schools Community Transition Program is hosting a free resource fair for transition aged youth (14-21), families, special educators and transition specialists in Multnomah County to learn about resources and services available within the community. Attendees will be able to learn about:
10.16.14
On November 1st, Love INC and Beaverton area churches will be hosting a free clothing event at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. DONATIONS: Please join the Beaverton community by donating your gently used clothing items to help families in need. Clothes are needed for infants, children, teens, and adults. Clean clothing donations will be accepted October 27 through October 31 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (18865 SW Johnson, Aloha).