North/Northeast Community Resource Guide

15.       YOUTH SERVICES:

Boy Scouts                                                                                                      226-3423

Assists in organizing cub packs, scout troops & explorer posts.  Information & referral to local scout groups. Ages 7-21.

Boys & Girls Aid Society, 018 SW Boundary Court                                         222-9661 

Pregnancy counseling/adoption services.  Young parents program.  Shelter care for pregnant, parenting, delinquent, emotionally disturbed, or runaway teens. Sliding fee scale, 8:30 am-5 pm, Mon - Fri.

Campfire                                                                                                          224-7800

Co-educational services including group program, summer day & resident camp, Hispanic Program, Gang Peace, Youth at Risk, self-reliance programs, in-school scouting, special sitters. Family Care team, a Gift of Giving Program. Grades K -12.

YWCA

NE                                                                                                        721-1746

Mid County                                                                                          988-5480

East County                                                                                         88-3840

Connections links young parents in Portland with a variety of services.  Emergency services & supplies, education, job training as well as a unique parenting & support group which offers a high level of peer support to its members.  Waiting list.

Elizabeth House, 1904 SE Division                                                                   236-7235

Temporary housing & extensive case management services for pregnant & newly parenting moms, ages 14-24.  Room for 10 moms & 5 babies, 16 year olds can stay up to 6 months, over 16 can stay up to 3 months. Moms must be active in educational program or employment.

Emanuel Community General Services                                                            281-0355

Gift Program, Pre-employment programs for youth. Offers personal/ family counseling, moral support, motivation / self-esteem workshops, recreational activities, group rap, teen parenting.

Girl Scouts                                                                                                       620-4567

Recreational & instructional activities in all-girl setting to develop self-confidence, leadership, & sensitivity to people, issues & ideas. Ages 5-18.

Greenhouse Drop-In Center, 820 SW Oak                                                      239-1245

Serves young people ages 12-21. Provide laundry & showers, drug & alcohol support, teen parent group. Resource center, clothing, counseling, medical clinic, GED, monthly food box. Screened every day except Thursday from 3 pm-5 pm.

Harry's Mother, 3942 SE Hawthorne                                                  233-8111

Serves young people ages 9 -17.  No shelter without consent of parent or legal guardian.  24-Hour Crisis Line. Hours: 9am 9pm, Mon - Fri.  Provide crisis intervention, emergency shelter, individual/family counseling. Runaways, maximum stay 14 days. Tri-county mediation services. Offers support group for girls - meeting once a week.

Homesafe Project Youth Services Consortium                                               281-6151

Enables homeless teen parents to obtain long-term, safe housing & to achieve self-sufficiency.  Serves pregnant & parenting teens who are 16-19 & homeless or living in temporary shelter care.  Priority is given to young women who are parenting, have been without safe shelter for a long period of time & have demonstrated a willingness to take positive steps to stabilize their lives. Call for further information & referral. SHARP Project.

Insights Teen Parent Program, 1808 SE Belmont                                           239-6996

Community-based outreach program for teen parents ages 13-19. Provide information & referral, on-site parenting classes, emergency services & Back to School program.  All services are free.

Mainstream Youth Program

4531 SE Belmont Suit 300                                                                   234-3400

506 SW 6th Ave. Suit 905                                                                   223-5525       

Outpatient treatment program for adolescents (age 21 & younger) who are involved with alcohol/drugs. Provide counseling for teen parent, homeless runaway & driving under the influence teens. Serves tri-county area, sliding scale fee.  Accept Oregon Health Plan.

N.E. YWCA, 5630 NE MLK                                                                                 721-1750

After -School Program S.M.A.R.T. (Science, Math and Related Technology). Targets girls 9-11 years old in NE Portland, offering specialized tutoring & supportive instruction in Science & Math.  Also has a teen parent program that includes parenting classes & support groups.

Outside-In 1236 SW Salmon                                                               223-4121

Serve street youth to age 21.  Provide case management & emergency shelter, food, drop-in center, transitional housing, & employment, AIDS prevention (needle exchange for IV drug users 18 & older).

PIVOT: A New Chance Program

2508 NE Everett, Room 107A                                                              916-6170

A program for welfare parenting (non-pregnant) teen moms, aged 17-24, with or without a GED/High School Diploma & a Multnomah County resident. "Partners In Vocational Opportunity Training" is a business & clerical program sponsored by several community partners, including Portland Public Schools &  Job Corps. Services include educational, job training & employment, on-site health care, transportation & personal growth support.

Quint Housing, 2821 NE Rodney                                                                      284-5636

Accepts 16-18 year olds with minority preference.  Teen must be working or in school to get into the program & have no more than two kids.  Rent is $150 per month.

Self-Enhancement, Inc.. 3920 N Kerby Ave.                                      249-1721

Intensive classroom support, parent-child activities & educational counseling for children having trouble in the Public Schools.  Program focuses on African-American Youth by African -American Staff.

Springdale Job Corps                                                                                      1-800-344-4349

A self-paced program for young people, 16-24 years who want to achieve GED/ High School Diploma & train for a vocation.  Offers a non-residential program with on-site child-care. Includes job placement services, linkage to work experience & internships, opportunity to qualify for a 2 year scholarship to community college.  Parenting young mothers are eligible, but cannot be pregnant.

Urban League, Youth & Family Services, 10 North Russell                             280-2600

Individual, group & family counseling.  Big Brother/ Sister program. Recreation, parenting education & Parent-Child Development Center with playgroups for birth to 3 years. Services include Young Women's Advocacy & Prevention Outreach, youth leadership & support program, outreach services to Southeast Asian & Latino community, support group & outreach to gay & bisexual youth.

Youthline                                                                                                         244-1611

24-hour drug & alcohol crisis counseling & referral.

              

 

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