Interfaith Activities and Community Services


Interfaith Activities and Community Services

This blog is updated with information about interfaith activities and public events, community services and resources, and educational opportunities regarding social issues and concerns.

Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County:


Vision Action Network of Washington County:

Interfaith Council of Greater Portland:

Human Rights Council of Washington County:

Virtues Project Workshops, Trainings, Materials:  To Register or for information about the Virtues Project: 

Oregon American Jewish Committee or call 503- 295-6761

Multnomah County Interfaith Initiative:

Portland Chapter USA United Nations Assoc:

Parliament of World Religions:

Resource regarding people experiencing homelessness in Washington County:

Family Bridge Homeless Shelter Name is changed to Family Promise of Washington County:  For volunteering at Family Promise or to make contributions: Ph: 503-2944-2919. PO Box 4073, Hillsboro OR 97123. 183 SE Sixth Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123

 Wa County Children's Opportunity Fund Initiative: 

Washington County Interfaith Committee on Homelessness:

SW Community Health Center: Volunteer-based clinic providing basic health services for low-income uninsured in SW Portland and Hillsboro. For assistance or to volunteer/send contributions

Domestic Violence Resource Center - New Hillsboro Family Advocacy Center: 180 E Main, Suite 200, Hillsboro. Beaverton Clinical Services: 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Info: 503-640-5352 or [][/url]. Monika's House Shelter: Crisis Line 503-469-8620. To make contributions: PO Box 494, Hillsboro 97123.

Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence:

Hillsboro Family Resource Center: 451 SE Walnut Street, Hillsboro OR 97123, (phone 503 844-1688) offers free assistance in filing applications to enroll youth (through age 19) in free health insurance, sponsored by the State of Oregon. For information, contact Ruby Romero, 503 403-9091. Further information about this organization may be found at this link:

Homeplate Youth Services: Supports youth (ages 11-24) with housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment. Youth can drop in on Thursdays from 6 to 8 at First UCC Church on corner of 5th and Main in Hillsboro for free meal, shower, movie, supplies, to go food, resource and referral info. For info or to volunteer help:

Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter: The Good Neighbor Shelter in Tigard For more info or to volunteer go to the website listed or e-mail:

Washington County Volunteer Program - Retired and Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP): Deploys volunteers over age 55 to support county agencies, government and nonprofits. Sponsored by Lutheran Community Services, now located in Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Johnson Street in Aloha. To volunteer or if need support: 503-466-4749 or email

Villages Northwest in Washington County "Village without Walls" People working together to bring services to themselves in their own homes as they age.

Meals on Wheels for Homebound:

Washington County Mental Health Dept:

NW Fair Trade Coalition and the Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church:

Hands on Greater Portland Volunteer Opportunities:

Habitat for Humanity:

Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger

"Cover Oregon" Online Health Insurance Marketplace: Assisting those who do not have health insurance, often because it is difficult to get insurance for one reason or another.  Please see for details

Red Lodge Transition Services:

Oregon Youth Offender Rentry Project: Serve as a member of a panel of youth and adults who mentor, guide, and evaluate delinquent youth (ages 15-25) in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. Must be 18 yrs or older and submit to a background check. For more info contact John G. Canda , Youth Violence Prevention, 503-519-6907, email

211 Info: To learn what interesting nonprofit, faith-based and government programs are going on this week:

Boys and Girls Aid: or 503-542-2350

Impact Northwest: Providing support to children, families, seniors and adults with disabilites.

Portland Human Rights Commission: Info

New City Initiative, A Project of JOIN: Engaging faith communities in ending homelessness. For information:

Economic Fairness Oregon: Need free legal advice, have questions about home foreclosure, mortgage?

If Need Assistance or if Know of Someone Who Does: Oregon SafeNet 1-800-723-3638.

Oregon Community Foundation Latino Partnership Program:  The OCF Latino Partnership Program focuses on education, leadership development and community bridges.

SNAP/Food Stamps:

Reservations for Oregon Health Plan Standard (Dept of Human Services): Online reservation list call *1-800-699-9075*.

The Interfaith Observer: An online magazine with news and resources from around the world. It is found at this web link:

Environmental Sustainability:
Assisting Underdeveloped Areas of the World with Biogas (a natural energy source): Learn more about how you can help with a local project (Aurora, OR) to develop an inexpensive energy source for people in especially underdeveloped countries. Info: David House at

Ecumenical Ministries Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns:
Ecumenical Ministries Interfaith Power and Light:
Green Meeting Industry Council: Learn about how to hold events that help protect and sustain the environment:
Partners for a Sustainable Washington County Community:
SOLV - Helping the Environment: Learn about SOLV projects in your area: and
The Natural Step USA:
Earth Wisdom Alliance: and
     Bringing forth environmentally sustainable, spiritual fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet as the guiding principle of our time.
Oregon E-Cycles: For unwanted computers, TV’s and monitors, Oregon E-cycles provides free recycling. For more information call 1-888-532-9253 or visit