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Raceme Farm Collective
These three black- and brown-owned farm businesses make plant-based delights to help your whole family feel whole and nourished.
The 18th Avenue Peace House
This house is the site of a variety of ministries focused on radical hospitality, community, peace-making, and care for the dying.
Oregon Funeral Resources & Education
This free resource includes lots of death-focused grief ritual resources. Check out their "Stories" page for grief/death ritual examples from real Oregonians.
Portland Therapy Center
Click here to see a long list of groups and clinicians who specialize in loss and grief.
Taking Ownership PDX
This community collective of contractors, realtors, neighbors, and businesses come together to renovate Black-owned homes, allowing for the generation of wealth.
In This Together
This free program supports children, teens and families who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
This Portland-based project is remarkable. I couldn’t love a project more. Please click here to learn more about it.
Janus Youth Services
This organization offers help for homeless and at-risk youth in Oregon and Southern Washington. Click here for more information.
Find a weekly grief recovery group near you.
Click here to see a list of associations and organizations that provide hospice and palliative care in the Portland area.
The Dougy Center
This organization provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death or facing a serious illness can share their experiences.
Seed & Thistle Apothecary
This apothecary's Brown Girls Rise project seeks to cultivate a radical sisterhood of girls of color who reclaim their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity.
Providence Support Groups
Providence Hospice offers free bereavement support groups for both children and adults, with the possibility for an individualized support plan.
Alcoholics Anonymous Portland
Get information on the over 400 weekly meetings offered by the Portland Area Intergroup.
De Paul Treatment Centers
De Paul provides a wide range of addiction and mental health treatment services to men, women, youth and families.
Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center
Hooper Detox provides withdrawal management and stabilization services for people seeking treatment for substance abuse.
This organization offers food, shelter and aid to anyone who may need it.
Narcotics Anonymous Portland
View the meetings offered by the greater Portland area chapter of NA.
Wapato Island Farm
This women-owned organic farm on Sauvie Island teaches folk herbalism and permaculture practices to rediscover ancestral traditions.
Oregon Food Bank
OFB coordinates a statewide network of 21 regional food banks and over 1,400 food assistance sites.
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
The CAT is Oregon's only statewide tenant-rights organization, and seeks to educate and empower tenants to demand safe, stable and affordable rental homes.
Central City Concern
CCC serves adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by poverty, homelessness and addictions.
Oxford House supports democratically run, self-supporting and drug free homes.
Feed the Mass
The only nonprofit cooking school in Portland, Feed the Mass provides meals and affordable cooking classes to its communities.
Portland Rescue Mission
This nonprofit provides food, shelter, and recovery programs for people experiencing homelessness.
Working Theory Farm
WTF cultivates community access to fresh food and helps the youth in Washington County build lasting life skills.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
These organizations seek justice for the low-income communities of Portland by providing high-quality civil legal services.
Unity Center for Behavioral Health
Unity is a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center providing immediate care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a crisis.
LifeWorks provides quality and culturally-responsive mental health and addiction services.
Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center
Faculty train graduate-level students to provide accessible and effective mental health counseling and family therapy.
Inspired by his trips into the wilderness, Dwayne channels nature’s essence into functional pots and abstract sculptures.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
Cascadia provides wellness programs, addition recovery support and affordable housing to people of all ages.
Impact prevents homelessness by providing employment and comprehensive stabilizing services.
Albina Head Start
Click here for full day center-based and weekly home-based development and education services for young children.
Women, Infants and Childen (WIC)
Multnomah County provides healthy food, nutrition information and breastfeeding support to low-income families.
The Oregon Childcare Project
This coalition of organizations is working to address the childcare crisis faced by predominantly BIPOC families and caregivers.
Equitable Giving Circle
This peer-led group is dedicated to building equity throughout Portland's BIPOC communities through fund development and network-building opportunities.
Planned Parenthood | NE Portland Health Center
Make an appointment with Planned Parenthood for birth control, STD tests, or other health services.
Portland Threshold Singers
This beautiful choir sings for those crossing life's thresholds: birth, death, sickness, struggle, change, and celebration.
Earth Tones Northwest
Explore music, art, and horticultural therapies for people of all ages and abilities.
The Oregon Association for Music Therapy
Find a board-certified and licensed music therapist near you.
Sound Wellness Music Therapy
SWMT envisions a world where music is incorporated into everyone’s daily wellness routine. They offer music therapy services and wellness classes.
SacredFlight serves people who are terminally ill or dying, providing live music prescriptively with harp and voice in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and private residences.
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