Resources

Community Resources

Better People
An established employment and counseling program solely dedicated to helping individuals who have legal histories find, keep and excel in well paying jobs with fair, decent employers.
Telephone: (503) 281-2663
http://www.betterpeople.org/

Black Parent Initiative
Inspires and mobilizes Black parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence.
Telephone: (503) 284-8000
http://www.thebpi.org/index.html

Central City Concern
Providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency.
Telephone: (503) 294-1681
http://www.centralcityconcern.org/

Dress for Success
Providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Telephone: (503) 249-7300.
http://www.dressforsuccess.org/home.aspx

Goodwill Job Connection
A free job search and referral program.
Telephone: (503) 238-6100
http://www.meetgoodwill.org/job-seekers/job-connection

Home Forward/ Housing Authority of Portland
Housing, help, and hope for all.
Telephone: (503) 802-8300
http://www.hapdx.org/

Lifeworks Northwest
Prevention, mental health, and addiction services.
Telephone: (503) 645-9010
http://www.lifeworksnw.org/

MercyCorps NW- Re-entry Transition Center
The Re-entry Transition Center (RTC) coordinates reentry services for formerly incarcerated people leaving county, state and federal jails and prisons.
Telephone: (503) 896-5070
http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/transition-center/

Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services
Providing mental health, alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction services to adults, children and families.
Telephone: (503) 823-4000
http://web.multco.us/mhas

NARA of the Northwest
Providing education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable populations.
Telephone: (503) 224-1044
http://www.naranorthwest.org/

NAYA Family Center
Working to enrich the lives of Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming.
Telephone: (503) 288-8177
http://www.nayapdx.org/

Oxford House
Self run, self supported, addiction recovery house
Telephone: (301) 587-2916
http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/index.php

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
Providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.
Telephone: (503) 823-2102
http://www.sunshinedivision.org/

Prison Talk
Prison information and family support community
Hotline: (888) 813-0000
http://prisontalk.com/forums/

SE Works-One Stop Career Center
Offering a full range of services available to job seekers and employers designed to strengthen our local and regional economy.
Telephone: (503) 772-2300
http://www.seworks.org/

WorkSource Oregon
A statewide network working to stimulate job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed.
Portland Central Branch: (503) 280-6046
http://www.worksourceoregon.org/ 

Community Partners 

American Correctional Association
The oldest and largest international correctional association in the world.
Telephone: (800) ACA-JOIN
http://www.aca.org/

Bureau of Prisons
Protecting society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.
Telephone (for Central Office Administration Division): (202) 307-3067
http://www.bop.gov/

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
A public service organization that provides civil, corrections, and law enforcement services to Multnomah County.
Telephone: (503) 988 – 4300
http://www.mcso.us/public/

Portland Police Bureaus
Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.
Telephone: 503-823-0000
http://www.portlandonline.com/police/

 Reentry Organizations and Resources (ROAR)
A collaboration of over 50 nonprofit, faith-based and government agencies that work to promote successful reentry from incarceration to the community.
Telephone: (503) 896-5070
http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/roar/

 US Probation and Pretrial Services
Probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. district courts.
http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/ProbationPretrialServices.aspx

 Washington County Re-entry Council
A community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies working together to help the justice-involved successfully reenter society.
http://oregonreentry.wikidot.com/washington:washington-co-reentry-council