Articles in Category: Happenings

Oct 27 2015

The Statistics Do Tell a Story

Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

The Statistics Do Tell a Story
How do you measure success? While numbers aren't always the best indication of how successful a particular program is or isn't, they often do "tell a story" about what is happening on a broader basis. Therefore, when Jen Hall of the SPN staff recently compiled the latest statistics on existing church/school partnerships which we've tracked in the metro area, we were all very interested to see what the "numbers" actually said!

In a state normally considered to be one of the "least churched states" in America, the strength of our current church and school partnership movement is significant—significant enough to garner attention from around the country!
Oct 08 2015

My New Red Shoes

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Health & Wellness, Hunger

My New Red Shoes
See them running and playing with newfound confidence, excited for their first day of school and the chance to “fit in” with their peers! Thanks to a loving organization known as My New Red Shoes, 491 school-aged kids throughout greater Portland are walking into school this Fall with a new pair of shoes and a new spring in their step.
Oct 08 2015

Responder Life Rest Stops Offer Care and Support to Police and First Responders

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Street & Gang Violence

Responder Life Rest Stops Offer Care and Support to Police and First Responders
More than 20,000 first responders work in the tri-county Portland area: police, fire fighters, emergency medical and corrections personnel. They go into places and communities where most of us fear to tread. They respond to tragic accidents and fires. Every day they deal with issues of mental illness, misfortune, abuse, or unspeakable crimes.
Sep 10 2015

The Family Room

Posted in Stories, Happenings, Foster Care, Foster Care

The Family Room
The mission at The Family Room is to provide a homelike visitation setting for children living in foster care to spend time with their birth-parents.  The program aims to increase both the quantity and quality of supervised time families spend together. The goal is to reunite children with their birth parents in a safe, expedient, and sustainable approach.