Impact NW’s mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. In the 2007-2008 fiscal year, Impact Northwest served over 70,000 individuals.
Their clients include low-income children, adolescents, adults with disabilities, seniors, and families. Working with schools, businesses, faith communities, community-based organizations, and governmental agencies, Impact Northwest creates a safety net and springboard for Portland residents seeking to improve their quality of life.
Safety Net Services:
- homeless family shelter
- rent and housing assistance
- utility assistance
- food, clothing, transportation
- information and referral
- client support services
- access to health care & income assistance
Education Support Services:
- youth tutoring & mentoring
- social & educational activities
- early childhood education
- community school coordination
- youth development
- before & after school activities (SUN)
Employment Support Services:
- youth employment training
- Richmond Place homeless transition services
- skill-building classes
- beyond shelter homeless transition services
- access to vocational training
- job referral
Community Involvement Services:
- volunteer placement
- student internship and work study site
- public education
- employee & group community service site
- system advocacy & community organizing
Seniors and Adults with Disabilities:
- advocacy/case management
- meal sites and activity centers
- legal and tax assistance
- low-income energy assistance
- shopping trips and friendly visits
- health promotion activities
- multicultural events
- service access
Care to Share is a Washington County based assistance program that helps individuals with emergency food, energy assistance, rent support and more. Check out their website or see below for more details.
Clients facing financial crisis may apply to a special fund Care To Share maintains. Utility – When funds are available clients may request help on a limited basis if they are facing a shut-off. Rent – One day a month (the 3rd Thursday of each month) qualified clients may call to request assistance with rent for the following month. We do not provide: cash, bus tickets, transportation or costs, motel room rent, or medical costs.
Back to School
Each August, Care To Share provides backpacks filled with new school supplies for at-risk children attending Beaverton School District schools. These supplies are distributed though the school administration.
Care To Share has been given a contract with Oregon Heat to provide assistance for PGE clients to receive assistance with gas, electricity, wood, pellets and oil. Clients must call to set an appointment and to verify eligibility.
Care To Share provides water assistance to low income families facing shut-offs. These funds come to us from three different sources. We are thankful to Tualatin Valley Water District, Clean Water Services, and City of Beaverton Water. Without these contributions we could not provide this much needed assistance.