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

Black Parent Initiative
Inspires and mobilizes Black parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence.
Telephone: (503) 284-8000

Blanchet House
Blanchet House is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering by offering food, clothing, life-saving shelter and residential programs.
Telephone: (503) 241-4340

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

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.

Goodwill Job Connection
A freejob search and referral program.
Telephone: (503) 238-6100

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

Lifeworks Northwest
Prevention, mental health, and addiction services.
Telephone: (503) 645-9010

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

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

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

Oxford House
Self run, self supported, addiction recovery house.
Telephone: (301) 587-2916

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

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

The Recovery Village
Helpful blogs, websites and organizations for guidance on healthy living, fitness, addiction treatment, holistic therapy options, and more.
Telephone: (866) 235-4572
Resource: Criminalization of Mental Illness

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

Community Partners

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

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

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

Portland Police Bureaus
Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.
Telephone: 503-823-0000

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

US Probation and Pretrial Services
Probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. district courts.

Washington County Re-entry Council
A community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies working together to help the justice-involved successfully reenter society.