Healthy Sisters is a medical transportation program from Portland's New City Initiative for women who have experienced homelessness. The program is growing and additional female volunteer drivers are needed to help respond to the increase in ridership.
Are you 12-26 years old and experiencing disability? The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is hosting its annual Transition Fair, entitled Passport to a Healthy Future.
It will be a lottery system with 2,500 people chosen for Section 8 and 2,500 people chosen for public housing. Once a household is on the waitlist, priority will be given to homeless households, domestic violence victims, and seniors and persons with disabilities on fixed or no income.
Spread the word to folks you know, or apply today; Here is a fantastic opportunity to get into this exciting field - and age is an asset. Applicants aged 50 or older are encouraged to register for a training program that could launch a successful career in financial services.
In Portland, we wait all year for the Fourth of July. Nationhood aside, there’s another wonderful reason to celebrate. Collectively, Portlanders exhale a long-held breath because we’ve made it through the threshold: nine months of gray skies are over! In our jubilation, we tend to forget the sunscreen and sun hat in our rush to get outside. The region’s mild weather and cool breeze certainly do not help us remember, but with the sunshine comes direct UV exposure, and with that—potential health risk worth learning about. Before the sun has us throwing all caution to the wind, OHSU and Portland dermatologists invite you to a free Skin Checks and Sun Safety event on May 30 from 10am—3pm.
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!