Trade Resources

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) assists qualified Apprentices and Pre-Apprentices with a variety of services through their Heavy Highway Workforce Development Program. Contact your Constructing Hope case manager about these resources.

Local Resources of Portland


 North by Northeast Community Health Center

 The mission of the North by Northeast Community Health Center is to improve health outcomes in a medically under-served community by offering health screening and basic medical services at no cost. Priority is given to low-income individuals without health insurance living in the surrounding inner N/NE neighborhoods.

     African American Health Coalition

The AAHC promotes wellness for African Americans who live in Portland, Oregon with a vision to be the healthiest African American community in the nation. Our goal is to help reconfigure health and social services to meet the needs of African Americans. Our mission is to promote health and improve wellness in African Americans through health education, advocacy and research.

urbanlUrban League of Portland

The League helps empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment and economic security through a combination of direct services, outreach and advocacy.

   211 Info

Similar to 911 for emergency services and 411 for directory assistance, 2-1-1 is the three digit number to dial for health and human service information and referral.

   Human Solutions

Our mission at Human Solutions is to help low-income and homeless families gain self sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities.


Bradley-Angle House

We provide emergency shelter and options for healing to women and children escaping domestic violence. Our 24-hour crisis line is a resource for everyone. We hope you will find the information or support you need here.


   Oregon Community Warehouse

CwarehouseOregon Community Warehouse is a volunteer-based nonprofit agency in Portland that provides furniture and household items to people in need, at no cost to them. Our goal is to help low-income individuals and families improve their quality of life by providing the basic items needed to set up a home.

   Hacienda CDC

 Hacienda CDC develops affordable housing and builds thriving communities in support of working Latino families and others in Oregon by promoting healthy living and economic advancement. Some programs are Homeownership Support, Community Economic Development and Youth and Family Support.

     Metropolitan Family Service 

Metropolitan Family Service creates opportunities that bridge generations and inspire all people to live their best life. Many of our clients face cultural and economic barriers – such as inadequate education, health issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.
Some services provided are
CAFE, Experience Corps, Health Education, Kindergarten Readiness, Parent Education, SUN School, and Ways to Work provides qualified working parents with loans to purchase, repair, or refinance a car for work, childcare, and school related transportation.

     Native American Youth and Family Center

The Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, Oregon, works to enrich the lives of our Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming. We have provided educational services, cultural arts programming, and direct support to reduce poverty to the Portland metropolitan area’s American Indian and Alaska Native community for over 30 years.

londer_logo_finalLonder Learning Center

FREE G.E.D. HELP at Londer Learning Center,  tutoring for adults available this summer.  Incentives for attending Call Now  503-319-1899  Free math & G.E.D. If you don’t finish this year, your score will EXPIRE. You’ll have to start over.

Felton Howard of the Re-Entry Transition Center.ROAR Re-Entry Transition Center (RTC)

Reentry Organizations and Resources (ROAR) is a collaboration of over 40 nonprofit, faith-based and government agencies that work to promote successful reentry from incarceration to the community. As an alliance we coordinate existing resources in the community, catalyze collaboration and mutual learning among reentry organizations, and promote greater awareness of reentry issues in the general public and government bodies.

Roar’s Re-entry transition Center (RTC) is located at 1818 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. ( two blocks north of Broadway). For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact office manager Chie Togo (, or our navigators, Alverda McCoy ( or Felton Howard, Jr. ( at 971-255-0547



Without volunteers to rely on, it is hard to imagine how the public health industry could fulfill its mission. The impact of volunteerism goes far beyond the doctors and nurses who volunteer their time and expertise to free clinics. Many people who want to help others do not need health care experience to support efforts like educating the public about health and safety issues, answering phones at clinics and health hotlines, or delivering meals to seniors. For more information on volunteering or how you could become a volunteer in Public Health click on the Public Health link or icon above.