Articles in Category: Stories

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.
Aug 27 2015

The Agape Blitz

Annual Community Service Campaign

Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

The Agape Blitz
Since 2008 Agape Blitz has served hundreds of people in the community and partnered with groups throughout the country, as well as other agencies and non-profits in Portland. This ministry has grown from a one day blitz, into a 3 to 6 week blitz, depending on the summer and the teams coming to Portland.