Community Resources

Below you will find a list of resources that are available to the community. If you believe an item should be included, please email us at communications[at]

Please refer to 211info if you require a resource that cannot be found on our website.They have extensive information if you are looking for resources related to food, housing, energy, emergencies, childhood and parenting, and maternity services. The website provides contact and location information for service providers nearest you.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) 24-Hour Crisis Line: 503.235.5333 / Toll free 1.888.235.5333 Portland Women's Crisis Line's services include crisis Intervention, advocacy and support, safety planning, in-person response for survivors of sexual violence, information and referral, emergency housing resources, danger to safety transportation assistance, and agency and community support groups.

Bradley Angle24-Hour Crisis Line: 503.281.2442 Bradley Angle's services include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program, and support for LGBTQ survivors.

Healing Roots 503.595.9591 ext. 308 The Healing Roots Program was developed to address the specific needs of African and African-American survivors of domestic violence. The Healing Roots Program offers confidential support groups for domestic violence survivors who are seeking to gain a better understanding of the impact of domestic violence on their own life, while sharing and learning from others who can relate to their experience in a safe environment. Your Healing Roots Advocate can help you access all of Bradley Angle’s services, including Transitional Housing, Emergency Shelter,  Economic Empowerment classes, Support Groups, and our LGBTQ Program.

Self Enhancement Inc (SEI) 4803 NE 7th Ave, Portland OR 97211 503.285.0493 SEI’s Domestic Violence (DV) program offers a 24 week Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model group (TREM) to women and families suffering from domestic violence in Multnomah County. TREM is designed to facilitate trauma recovery among women with histories of exposure to sexual and physical abuse. Additional services offered by SEI's Domestic Violence program include short and long term assistance, safety planning, crisis response, advocacy, information and referrals, and short term housing assistance.

NAYA Healing Circle 503.288.8177 ext 219 The Healing Circle works to end the silence around the issue of domestic and sexual violence by promoting community strength, respect, and balance in relationships. The Healing Circle provides a wide array of services including safety planning, housing stabilization, crisis intervention, advocacy, ongoing support groups, and educational services.

The Gateway Center 10305 East Burnside Street 503.988.6400 The Gateway Center strives to prevent and reduce the impact of intimate partner violence and its subsequent trauma by providing comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy and services within a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.


Albina Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start Office:

503.282.1975 3417 N.E. 7th Avenue

Early Head Start Office: 503.236.9389 911 N. Skidmore Street

Albina offers Early Head Start and Head Start services to low income families living within our program service area.  Families must have a total household income at or below federal income guidelines and meet employment or school requirements.  Albina offers full day center-based services to eligible Early Head Start and Head Start age children.  All services are provided free.  

Social and Support Services for Educational Success 503.988.7470 The Social and Support Services for Educational Success program (SSSES) fosters academic achievement by providing school-linked, age appropriate and culturally specific academic support, case management, family engagement, and skill-building groups. This program is part of the SUN Service System. SSSES provides services for youth 6-17 yrs. of age and their families so that youth remain in or return to school.

GED Classes and Testing 503.988.8534 Londer Learning Center (421 SW 5th Ave) Offered by Multnomah County - evening and intensive courses available. Click the link above to view the schedule of classes.

SUN Community Schools 503.988.7425 SUN Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful - in school and in life. SUN Community Schools mobilize and strategically organize community resources to provide: strong core instructional program; educational support and skill development for youth and adults; enrichment and recreation activities; family involvement and support; social, health and mental health resources; family and community events.


Urban League of Portland 10 N Russell St, Portland OR 97227 503.280.2600Find job listings, internships, scholarships, family stability initiatives, GED resources and more on their Workforce Programs pageTheir Career Resource Room located at 10 N Russell St. provides access to computers, copying, printing, phone, fax and social service resources to community members. The Resource Room provides assistance to job seekers including, job listing and other career development materials.

Multnomah County Libraries Mutlnomah County Libraries hold free events and classes including resume help, computer help, job seeker lab, word processing, and more. All are free and open to the public, and no library card is needed. Find the library closest to you here to look for upcoming classes and events.

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc 503.335.8200 3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 101 Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., (OTI) is dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. Through its three core programs and the annual Women in Trades Career Fair, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. works to:

  • Recruit, train, place and retain women in the electrical, mechanical, highway and utility trades
  • Encourage middle and high school aged girls to learn about trades careers options through hands-on activities
  • Address broader issues of economic opportunity, access to apprenticeship training and workforce development.

Portland Bureau of Human Resources 503.823.3572Find City of Portland job openings, internships, temporary/seasonal positions, and recruitment events on this page. You are required to have a free NEOGOV account to apply for city government positions.

Jobs@PDX View this site to see the list of job openings and apply for positions at the Portland Airport.


Family Caregiver Support Program 503.988.3646 The Family Caregiver Support Program offers services that can take some of the burden off unpaid caregivers caring for someone age 60 or older.

Multnomah County Childbirth Education Classes 503.988.5157 The classes are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend and learn more about pregnancy, childbirth and caring for an infant. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

PDX Toy Library503.610.6061PDX Toy Library is an all volunteer community based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recognizes play as an integral part of a child’s development. We provide affordable access to high quality toys and equipment for borrowing, to assist with the physical and educational development of children ages birth to 8. Membership is open to the public at an affordable annual or quarterly fee.


Food Pantries and Hot Meals Click the link above to view a list of food pantry and hot meal locations throughout Portland. N/NE Portland location are located in the middle of the page.

WIC: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC location within NECN boundaries: Northeast WIC Clinic 5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Bldg 322, Portland, OR 97211 503.988.3503 WIC serves lower-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age 5 who have health or nutrition risks. The Oregon WIC Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to public and private community resources. For all WIC locations, eligibility requirements, nutritional information, and more, visit their page.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. To see if you qualify, apply for SNAP, and see a list of what you can get through SNAP, visit their page.

Meals on Wheels 503.736.6325 Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. The nonprofit organization serves and delivers 5,000 meals every weekday and more than 1 million meals annually. Meals on Wheels provides meals on a donation basis, and encourages recipients to donate toward the cost of their meals as they are able.


Coalition of Community Health Clinics 503.546.4991 To find a clinic, click here. The Coalition of Community Health Clinics (CCHC) is a non-profit network of 14 safety-net health centers in the Portland, Oregon area. Their clinics provide high quality, culturally appropriate care to low-income patients who are uninsured, under-served, or members of the Oregon Health Plan. CCHC operates joint programs for member clinics; provides health insurance enrollment and literacy, as well as clinic and resources referrals; and facilitates meetings and communications so that clinics can more easily work together to improve quality and lower costs, share best practices, and coordinate care for patients.

Healthy Bird Initiative 503.988.3387 Healthy Birth Initiative works to achieve healthy birth outcomes by improving the well-being of mothers, fathers and their children before, during and between pregnancies. Classes focus on the needs of African Americans living in Multnomah County.

Mental Health Crisis Intervention 503.988.4888 The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a highly-educated, well-trained staff. The call center offers crisis Counseling by phone, with translation services for non-English speakers; 24/7 mobile crisis outreach for in-person assessment; referral to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies; help finding mental health providers, including those who have culturally linguistically specific services; information about non-crisis community resources.

Healthy Kids To apply call: 800.699.9075 Healthy Kids provides no-cost health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan for uninsured Oregon children and teens. Family income will determine whether a child qualifies. Coverage lasts for one full year and covers all health needs, including doctor visits, dental care, vision, mental or behavioral health services, prescriptions, and more. Children will not be turned away due to pre-existing conditions or be put on a waiting list.

Multnomah County Primary Care Clinics Low-cost family health care at seven locations. Clinics provide care to underserved, low-income and uninsured residents of Multnomah County. Services include adult healthcare, children’s care, women's health, birth control, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, mental health, and refugee screening. Pharmacy, dental and WIC services are also available at some locations. All locations have someone who can assist you with applying for the Oregon Health Plan.


Renter's Rights

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUD's website provides Oregon tenant's rights, legal services, and other resources related to fair housing and renting.

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)Renters Rights Hotline: 503.288.0130 CAT has an extensive amount of information regarding tenant's rights, tenant resources, evictions, discrimination, searches, housing affordability, and more. Their Renters Rights Hotline can be reached Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm, and Tuesdays 6-8pm

Affordable Housing

Housing Connections Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Dial 211 / 866.698.6155 or email Housing Connections, a service of 211info, is designed to help people locate affordable housing in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.  Go online or contact Housing Connections to search for affordable, accessible and special needs housing.

African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH) 503.595.3517 AAAH programs offer future homebuyers advantages such as peer-to-peer support systems, providing on-going motivation and encouragement throughout the home buying process. AAAH's mission is to increase homeownership and economic stability for African Americans and other underserved individuals by improving access to homebuyer resources and education.

Oregon Housing and Community Services Site provides a number of housing assistance programs that are designed for lower income Oregonians. Search through their Low Cost or Section 8 housing database to find affordable housing. Low Cost Housing Database Section 8 Housing Database

Housing and Rental Assistance

Self Enhancement Ince (SEI) Housing Hotline: 503.972.3699 The Housing Assistance program is designed to promote the economic independence of families in Multnomah County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by helping them access and maintain safe, stable and affordable housing. SEI's housing and rental assistance services include rent and mortgage assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency planning, case management, and life skill development.


Let's Go Solar This is a comprehensive guide to Portland's solar information and resources. Find out about policies, incentives, permitting, cost and companies. 

Know Your Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 503.227.3186 / Toll-free 1.888.527.2258 What are your rights if you are stopped, questioned, or frisked by the police? What are your rights as a protestor? ACLU provides information on what to do and what your rights are here.

City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 503.823.0146 Ever wonder what to do if you have a complaint about the police? IPR accepts and investigates complaints about police misconduct.  IPR is separate from the police and serves under the independently elected City Auditor. IPR only oversees the Portland Police Bureau and not any other law enforcement in the area. They also accept commendations for good police work. You can file complaints or commendations here.

Portland Parent Union (PPU) PPU provides "Know Your Rights" Clinics to families in all twelve NECN Neighborhoods. Families and communities will walk away with a handbook that provides the tools they need to help them advocate effectively for their students, a list of resources for support, and a sense of community.  All will have access to legal, civil, and human rights advice.  All will have access to professionals and volunteer mentors who will show up for them in that serious meeting. Visit their page to find clinic times and locations, tips, and research.


Pivot 209 SW 4th Ave, Downtown Portland 503.445.7699 Pivot is a community space dedicated to the health and wellness of gay/bi/trans and all men into men with a focus on sexual health and HIV. They offer a variety of programming that is both social and educational in nature, a drop in space (coffee, free WiFi, watch a queer film on our big flat screen TV, meet someone new), as well as STD & HIV testing.

Q Center 4115 N. Mississippi Ave.503.234.7837 Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building. Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization which offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible.

Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) 503.872.9664 SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free, and alcohol- and drug-free space for sexual & gender minority youth 23 and younger. Youth gather to participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, youth development, education, peer support, support groups, case management, counseling, and job readiness preparation.

The Living Room 503.901.5971 The Living Room provides support to GLBTQQ youth (ages 14-20) in Clackamas County through Drop In Activities, Events, School Support, and Community Education.

TransActive503.252.3000 TransActive is an internationally recognized non-profit focused on serving the diverse needs of transgender (TG) and gender nonconforming (GNC) children, youth, their families and allies. They provide resources, support services, counseling, workshops, trainings, and more.