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Chehalem Youth & Family Services Rubies & Roses Benefit Ball

Chehalem Youth & Family Services (CYFS) provides residential treatment to adjudicated youth, ages 13-18. CYFS also has a counseling center that provides mental health services to the Newberg community. The purpose of CYFS is to facilitate an atmosphere of hope and healing.

There will be a Rubies & Roses Benefit Ball on Saturday, June 4, from 5-10:30 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center. For more information, call 971-409-2765.

Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under news.

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for homeownership program

To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program in Southwest Washington, attend one of four orientations. These events are the first step in the partner-family selection process that Evergreen Habitat for Humanity undertakes on a yearly basis. Orientations are scheduled for:

Saturday, June 18, at Pacific Continental Bank – 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21, at Vancouver Housing Authority – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, at Clark County Food Bank – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, First United Methodist Church – 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm.

To register, call 360-737-1759 or email Applications will be made available from June 1 through June 30. For more information and to download an application, visit

Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under housing, news.

Multnomah County launches Healthy Streets Program

Healthy Streets

The city of Portland and Multnomah County Health Department have launched a 12-month pilot project called “Healthy Streets.’’ The goal is to reduce the number of discarded syringes in downtown Portland.

Two secure medical waste bins are located downtown on Portland’s Waterfront Esplanade so injections drug users may safely dispose of used needles. One bin is located on the west waterfront under the Burnside Bridge and a second on the Eastbank Esplanade near Salmon Street. A biohazard contractor will regularly and safely empty the bins.


Frequently Asked Questions about the syringe program are posted at

Posted on February 11, 2016 and filed under news.