Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region Community Benefit Program has awarded VOAOR's ¡Adelante! program a three-year grant to partner with the Milwaukee High School Health and Wellness Center (SBHC) to provide alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention and treatment services to the student population. This SBHC, a partnership between the high school and Outside In, “promotes the health and academic success of children and youth.” It offers comprehensive preventive, primary and mental healthcare for Milwaukee High School, Milwaukee Academy of Arts and Rowe Middle School students. We thank KPCF and are eager to offer updates on the success of this program in supporting teens' health and academic achievement.
When families need to seek legal advice or appear in court, they are involved in situations no child should be involved in. Now VOAOR's wildly lauded and greatly appreciated free drop in child care at the downtown Multnomah County Courthouse is opening in East County. Founded by the Multnomah County Bar Association, CourtCare is a fun safe place for children to be while their parents resolve legal issues. Not only are the children protected from these often contentious proceedings, their parents are free to focus on the issues at hand, knowing their children are cared for.
Donate to Thrift it! VOAOR's resale outlet. Donate gently used clothing and household goods. We especially need warm clothing and blankets---Donate at the store or at one of Dropboxes. Call 1-877-VOA-3977 for free pick up or to host a small or large donation collection bin at your place of business. All donations are sold at Thrift it, located at 182nd & Division. You can also shop for unusual finds, household goods, and plenty of crafty items. Or, if you have a car, boat, RV or truck you would like to donate, call our Vehicle Donations Program; they'll pick up the vehicle! 503-239-7944. All donations support programs for adults, children, and families who struggle with poverty, family violence, addictions, and the challenges of aging--- your donations change lives and strengthen our community.